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Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
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Chapter XVIIOutbreak Of The Rebellion - Presiding At A Union Meeting -- Mustering Officer Of State Troops -- Lyon At Camp Jackson -- Services Tendered To The Government.
The 4th of March, 1861, came, and Abraham Lincoln was sworn to maintain the Union against all its enemies. The secession of one State after another followed, until eleven had gone out. On the 11th of April Fort Sumter, a National fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, was fired upon by the Southerners and a few days after was captured. The Confederates proclaimed themselves