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Twitter recap from week one: Showdown in Charleston
Week two: S.C. teeters on the brink of secession
Week three: S.C. secedes
Week four: Anderson moves men to Ft. Sumter
Week eight : Louisiana becomes the sixth state to secede
Week nine: Peace Conference opens in D.C.
Week thirteen: Lincoln is inaugurated
Week fourteen: Rumors of an invasion circulate in Charleston and Montgomery
Week fifteen: Lincoln looks into reinforcing Ft. Sumter
Week seventeen: Lincoln order Ft. Sumter to be reinforced.