From the Archive

On 12 April 1861 the U.S. Civil War began when forces of the Confederate States of America bombarded Fort Sumter. In response President Lincoln called for 75000 volunteers to suppress the rebellion triggering a war which would last for four years.

Author: British Pathé

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