1861-1865In 1861, following years of increasing hostility over the issues of slavery and states' rights, slave holding states separated from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America. The Civil War (War Between the States) began April 12, 1861 with a Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. President Abraham Lincoln called for the creation of a Union military force made up of volunteers from the states north of the Mason-Dixon Line. In September 1861, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in the United States. Years of battles ended on April 9, 1865 with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. More than 620,000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians died in the war. After the war, investors from the North bought land at bargain prices in the South and veterans from both sides found the opportunity for success on the Florida frontier.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 3:40am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 473839 N 3187531|
|Decimal Degrees||28.81511667, -81.26811667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 48.907', W 81° 16.087'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 48' 54.42" N, 81° 16' 5.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford FL 32771, US|
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