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Taps At The Long Recall

Today brings to a close The American Interest‘s daily updates on Civil War events from 150 years ago.  We’ve taken the story one day at a time from Lincoln’s election through the Battle of Bull Run, providing news summaries of the news as it would have been known to readers of the leading American newspapers at the time.

Nobody will miss this more than me, but as the pace of the war picks up, we don’t have the resources to do this job the way it ought to be done.  We are leaving this daily record up on the site, and we are looking at new ways to reflect on and commemorate the greatest conflict in American history.  Thanks to all the staff and interns who enabled us to cover the opening act.

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  • Steven Rood

    Darn — I was very much enjoying the day-by-day view, and looking forward to the coming years, as an object lesson in how history is actually lived.

  • Michael K

    I hope you’d consider collecting it all in one PDF for download, or put together as a book.

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