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Rhode Island Joins March to War

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News, May 26, 2012) After the South’s bombardment of Fort Sumter, on April 12, 1861, President Lincoln issued a call to arms on April 15 and established Rhode Island’s quota at … Continue reading

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