Civil War, Day by Day
The Union sustained a crushing blow on May 23, 1861, when Virginia seceded to the Confederacy. Virginia held great significance for the Union, as it had been the home of such founding fathers as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
This Day in History
On a day like this in 1917…

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