Civil War Pathways


The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is being commemorated across the United States through 2015. The Washington State Historical Society is preparing to launch a major exhibition called “Civil War Pathways,” in February 2014. We seek your help in learning more about Washington Territory during the antebellum, wartime and early Reconstruction periods.

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The Costs of the War

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In early Reconstruction, the Walla Walla Statesman joins other newspapers across the United States in reckoning the cost of the war. Editorials have…

Republican Party Split on Negro Suffrage

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Here, in early Reconstruction, the Republican Party is reported to be struggling to avoid a split in its ranks over the issue of black suffrage. Many…