Countdown to the Civil War: April 4, 1861

As dwindling supplies at Fort Sumter threatened the ability of the garrison to maintain their situation, President Lincoln ordered Naval Commander, Gustavus Fox, to re-supply the fort. Should he encounter resistance from the Confederates, he was to utilize U.S. naval ships to respond.  If they were permitted to deliver supplies to the Fort, no naval action should be taken.

Rachel Norcross’s Diary, April 4, 1861

Feeling blue.  While Stuart may have promised to stay until the baby’s born, I doubt I can hold him to it should war be declared.

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  1. Feeling blue? Poor girl! He’s a testosteroone-soaked ninny!

  2. Roxie’s blog:


    Just like they show on the Chrysalis blog

  3. Don’t worry, Rachel. I have a feeling a certain neighbor will be keeping you company.

    • Methinks you’ve read ahead somewhere! 🙂

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