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1862 - The Union Congress passed the Homestead Act of 1862. The act allowed an adult over the age of 21, male or female, to claim 160 acres of land from the public domain.

1861 - North Carolina became the eleventh state to secede from the Union.


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"I earnestly believe that the consequences of this day's work will be to the lasting advantage, if not the very salvation, of the country,"
- U.S. President Lincoln after being re-elected on November 8, 1864.



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