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Answers to Trivia from the Archives

Q.  In February 1861, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as President of the Confederate States of America in which southern city?

A.  Montgomery, Alabama

Read Davis' Inaugural Address

Q.  In February 1862, Ulysses S. Grant gained the nickname 'Unconditional Surrender' after the capture of which Confederate fort on the Cumberland River?

A.  Fort Donelson

Read what U.S. Grant wrote to Gen. Buckner

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