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1861 - Union troops suffered a defeat at the Battle of Ball's Bluff. It was the second major engagement of the war. Colonel Edward Baker was killed in the battle becoming the first martyr of the war.


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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors."
- U.S. President Lincoln in his inauguration address on March 4, 1861.