The Civil War began with the first shots at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Governments and historical societies are having events about the civil war all over the country. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell today at 2 p.m. will help commemorate the 150th Anniversary during a ceremony today at the Delaware Public Archives building in Dover. Markell is scheduled to issue a proclamation about the observance.
In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Tuesday, roughly one in four Americans said they sympathize more with the Confederacy than the Union, a figure that rises to nearly four in ten among white Southerners. If you view the WAR as a fight for state rights I am sure that number would be even higher. If our fore bearers could see the way the Federal government has forced mandates on the states today I am sure many more would have joined the confederacy.