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November 21, 2012

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

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5. CIVIL WAR’S SEMINAL DOCUMENT UP FOR SALE

A document signed by President Abraham Lincoln ordering Union blockades of Confederate ports is for sale. The April 19, 1861, document is recognized as the official start of the Civil War, even though it came a week after shots were fired at Fort Sumter. The Raab Collection in Philadelphia has set its asking price at $900,000.

 

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