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"Rumors From Washington," Raleigh Weekly Standard, April 17, 1861

Title

"Rumors From Washington," Raleigh Weekly Standard, April 17, 1861

Description

In this article the Raleigh Weekly Standard, a Unionist Newspaper reports on the bombardment of Fort Sumter, S.C. and Lincoln's call for troops.  The paper states its opinion that it fears that Civil War is on the horizon and reiterates its earlier argument that the Union cannot be maintained by force and will fall apart at the first attept of aggressive power.  This piece is reported initially as a rumor, but is followed up by the paper stating that it received confirmation and the early reporting was accurate.

Creator

Raleigh Weekly Standard

Date

1861-04-17

Contributor

Gordon, Eric

Type

Document

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina

Original Format

Newspaper Article

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Citation

RaleighWeekly Standard, "Rumors From Washington," RaleighWeekly Standard,April 17, 1861, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 26, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/832.