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Daily Archives: June 7, 2011

two different farewells

On this day in 1861, much of the North paid tribute to the late Stephen A. Douglas. Some schools were closed as were government offices. In Washington, D.C. the White House was draped in black out of respect. In Chambersburg, PA, the departure of the First Brigade of General Patterson’s Army was described by a […]