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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/02/2011

The week in Civil War tweets, Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Navy Capt. Charles Wilkes, who in early November seized Confederate diplomats James Mason and John Slidell from a British mail steamer, the Trent, receives a hero’s welcome in Boston. In diplomatic circles, things grow tense as Great Britain demands the release of the two commissioners, while Washington seeks legal justification. Meanwhile, the provisional legislature of western Virginia meets to leave the commonwealth and side with the Union.

See the top tweets of the week.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/02/2011

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