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Choosing More War

In September 1861, Lewis K. Harris chose to go back to war.  Like many of the ninety-day men (those who joined the initial three-month units called for by President Lincoln and raised by the governors of several states), L.K. wanted … Continue reading

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Dressing Like a Soldier

As the volunteers flooded into Indianapolis, Governor Morton had to begin thinking about equipping these young men for war. During the month of May 1861, events were continuing to push everyone toward war.  More states were seceding each day.  On … Continue reading

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