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Answers to Trivia from the Archives

January 2011

Q.  What was the first state to secede from the Union in January, 1861 (making it second overall)?

A.  Mississippi

See Sen. Jefferson Davis' Farewell Address to the Senate

Q.  What Confederate stronghold, known as the Southern Gibraltar, fell to Union forces in January 1865?

A.  Fort Fisher, Wilmington, N.C.

Read a U.S.C.T.'s Account of the Carnage at Fort Fisher

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