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California During the Civil War

Confederate flag created by J.P. Gillis in California, 1861

Confederate flag created by J.P. Gillis in California, 1861

San Francisco
Saturday, August 3, 2013

In this program, a look at California’s role in the Civil War. Charles Fracchia - the former President of the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society – discusses the strong partisan feelings about secession among Confederate sympathizers, particularly in Southern California, and the measures taken to protect the state against the Confederates. He also talks about the troops from the state who volunteered for both the Union and Confederate armies. This event took place at the Old Mint building in San Francisco.   

Updated: Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11:01am (ET)

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