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On May 18, 2011 President Lincoln’s Cottage will host the Heritage Voices of the Washington Revels in a public program titled “Voices of the Civil War.” A special visit from President Abraham Lincoln and his secretary, John Nicolay, highlights a program of American folk songs, spirituals, patriotic music, and readings from the Civil War period.
By Jamie Cooper On this day in 1861, the rebel government gained another member state into its Confederacy. Arkansas seceded with 69 of 70 delegates voting for the ordinance of secession. This vote came shortly after President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteer troops to respond to the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Arkansas’ secession surprised some northern observers. The secession came …