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Tweeting the Civil War in real time as it happened exactly 150 years ago. You can follow it here, or via Twitter, Facebook, or the RSS feed.

Tip of the hat to @RealTimeWWII, @RosiesWWII, and @SamuelPepys for the inspiration. Special thanks to the New York Times, who embedded reporters with front-line troops 150 years ago. Also special thanks to the editors of the Times' compendium on CW articles. I did not copy that book, but found it to be inspirational, and I highly recommend it to any history buff. Reading through those pages, you get a real sense of the war as an immediate thing with an uncertain end . . . which is what I've tried to recreate here.

This site is run by Jordan Koplowicz and hosted by the 69th New York Co. B, a reenactor's group in Northern California.

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News from San Francisco.; The Confederates in New-Mexico and Arizona are making efforts to bring the Border States into sympathy with them. Gen. SIBLEY, commandant of the rebel forces, had sent to Col. REILLY to open negotiations with Sonora.
5 years 1 month ago
THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN.; The Rebels Becoming More Wide Awake. Unsuccessful Attempts to Harass Our Working Parties. Another Gallant Skirmish and Destruction of a Rebel Battery. The Great Bombardment About to Open.
5 years 1 month ago
DEPARTMENI OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK.; Fredericksburgh Not Yet Occupied by our Forces Large Rebel Force in the Vicinity A Number of Prisoners Captured Possibility of a Battle.
5 years 2 months ago
NEW-ORLEANS OURS!; Acknowledgment of its Capture by the Rebels. Dispatches from Gen. Wool and Gen. McDowell. Fort Jackson Passed by Our Forces on Thursday Morning. GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE CITY. Strict Martial Law at once Proclaimed.
5 years 2 months ago
HIGHLY IMPORTANT.; Gen. Halleck Moving Toward Corinth. An Engagement Between the Advance Guards of the National and the Rebel Armies.DEFEAT OF THE REBELS. Their Retreat to Corinth, Pursued by Our Forces.Possible Evacuation of Corinth by the Rebels.
5 years 2 months ago
OPERATIONS BELOW NEW-ORLEANS; Bombardment of Fort Jackson by the National Flotilla. REPORTS FROM THE REBELS THE FIRING DESCRIBED AS TERRIFIC.
5 years 2 months ago
IMPORTANT FROM THE TENNESSEE.; A Rumor of Another Great Battle in Progress. Heavy Cannonading Heard in the Direction of Pittsburgh Landing. THE RUMOR CONSIDERED DOUBTFUL--Our Gunboats Gone to Huntsville, Ala. THE RUMOR OF A BATTLE DISCREDITED.
5 years 2 months ago
OLD POINT AND YORKTOWN.; An Arrival from Gen. Burnside's Department. Reported Proposal of the Governor of North Carolina to Surrender the State.
5 years 2 months ago
From Salt Lake City.; OVERLAND MAIL OPERATIONS STOPPED BY INDIANS.
5 years 2 months ago
A Letter from Col. Corcoran of the 69th NY, still the highest-ranked POW in Confederate custody, published in the New York Times
5 years 2 months ago

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