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Monday, April 2

The Baltimore Riots of 1861


On Sunday, April 1st, the Jeffersonian Institute of Washington D.C. received an anonymous phone call reporting them of a painting for their new exhibit on the Civil War. The painting was painted during the Baltimore Riots of 1861, and you can clearly see the fire, the rage on citizen's faces,  and barely in the back, the troops slowly coming to control them. The state of unrest in the White House sparked this riot, and the fact that Lincoln as openly opposed to slavery. Many died, and some historians call it the first blood shed in the Civil War itself. Carbon Spectrum analysis confirms the given age of painting, but unfortuantley identity of the painter is not given.

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