Civil War days, September 1861


One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, the American Civil War began. On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter, a United States military installation located in the harbor of Charleston, SC. During the next four years, more than 620,000 soldiers died and it remains the deadliest war in American history. Many of our readers do not realize the role that our townsmen played in the war and how the war affected our town. All over the country, events to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War will be taking place, including many in and around Ulster County . . .

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