Friday, April 22, 2011



"The flag that flew over Fort Sumter on April 12-13, 1861, had 33 stars representing each state in the Union. The star for Kansas, which had been admitted to the Union in January 1861, was not added until July. "

Fort Sumter flag from New York Times Disunion blog.

Disunion is a blog posted by the New York Times in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of our Civil War. The blog follows the daily events as they unfold, mixing modern multimedia and contemporary sources and images. Highlights so far include Lincolns handwritten proclamation of war, interactive Civil War timeline, pages from Walt Whitman's notebook, and interactive behind the scenes at Lincoln's inauguration. Of course lots of photos and articles from the Times archive. In addition, the Disunion blog will provide a reexamination of historical assessments as the Civil War unfolds.


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