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Civil War opened with peace resolution among local counties

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Ripples over the Dike

By Dave Taylor

The first shots of the War Between the States were fired upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., 150 years ago on April 12, 1861.

The Louisville Journal speculated that Kentucky Gov. Beriah Magoffin would attempt to join the Confederacy in secession from the United States of America.

Magoffin was a state’s rights advocate and believed in the right to secede. Further, he sympathized with the Confederate cause.


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