Civil War Musical 01 – Prologue [Audio]

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Via YouTube | On the twelfth of April, 1861, Confederate guns opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, thus beginning the bloodiest conflict in American History — 620,000 dead — more than all other American wars combined. The Civil War remains this nation’s single most definingexperience, ultimately giving new meaning to the word Freedom. Walt Whitman, a young newspaperman destined to become America’s greatest poet wrote: “Future years will never know the seething
hell and the black infernal background of this war — and it is best they should
not– the real war will never get in the books.”

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