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Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Live Tweeting the Civil War: Showdown at Ft. Sumter

(National Park Service)
The lines are drawn, the players in place. As the confrontation at Fort Sumter nears combustion, The Washington Post is Tweeting developments in real time. Watch for the notification from General Beauregard to Major Anderson at 3:20 a.m. that bombardment will commence in an hour, eyewitness accounts of the conflict and the Union’s heart-wrenching surrender as the troops salute their flag.

The Washington Post is tweeting the Civil War in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day.

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