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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.
Week nineteen : Confederate guns fire on Ft. Sumter
Week twenty : Riots break out in Baltimore
Week twenty-one : Washington is secured
Week twenty-two: Lincoln expands the naval blockade
Week twenty-three: Confederates buildup in Northern Virginia
Week twenty-four: Union forces occupy Alexandria
Week twenty-five: The Merrimack is rasied.
Week twenty-six: Beauregard takes command at Manassas
Week twenty-seven: Western Virginia begins secession from Virginia.