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1862 The two warring American nations each had reason to rejoice—somewhat—as the new year opened. On January 1 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Confederate commissioners John Slidell and James Mason, released from U.S.custody, boarded a British ship bound for Europe. That meant … Continue reading
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1861 So now came December and the approach of a new year–in a war the naive of both sides had assumed would not last three months. The conflict was already promising to bust budgets on both sides … Continue reading