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In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a public meeting condemns the South and strongly supports the war

Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, winter scene, circa 1865, detail
04/20/1861
A public meeting took place at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the afternoon.  Opinion against the South was angry and unanimous and recruiting for war service continued.  John Bratton, Democratic editor of the American Volunteer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, who had days before denounced the war, now proposed and had accepted a plan to establish a fund to aid the families of those going to war. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
David G. Colwell, Bitter Fruits: The Civil War comes to a small town in Pennsylvania (Carlisle, PA: Cumberland County Historical Society, 1998), 38.

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