Meeting of the Federal Congress and Lincoln’s State of the Union Message

In Lincoln’s first annual message to congress, he seeks to persuade foreign powers that their best interests will be met by helping defeat the Confederate rebellion rather in aiding it.

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Plans in Virginia, Activities in the Border States

In Washington, Union Generals meet with President Lincoln and his cabinet to outline future military operations, while the administration moves to solidify its control over the border state of Maryland.

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Border States

As the war begins, Abraham Lincoln becomes increasingly worried about the crucial border states of Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri.

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Lincoln Resupplies Fort Sumter

After much debate back and forth, Lincoln decides to send an expedition to resupply Fort Sumter even though he knows this may trigger civil war.

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