Countdown to the Civil War: April 6, 1861

Lincoln notifies the Governor of South Carolina that an attempt will be made to deliver only necessary provisions to Fort Sumter.  On this same day the president learned that orders to land reinforcements at Fort Pickens, Florida had not been carried out. Conferences were held with several governors as well with Virginia loyalists.

Rachel Norcross’s diary, April 6, 1861:

I should probably not record this, but last night I dreamed of being back in Boston.  I was at a ball, wearing a dress far prettier than any I have yet owned, and most startling of all, I was waltzing with Jared Westbrook who looked uncommonly handsome!

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  1. These are great blog posts, Alice. Please make sure you tweet the address of each one as you write them to drive traffic to your blog.

  2. a young girls fancy…

  3. Oh, tell me about that pretty dress!

  4. Oh, Rachel! Jared is not your husband’s name…

  5. You should listen to your dreams, Rachel.

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