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During the Civil War, Delaware was one of five border states—in addition to Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and later West Virginia—slave states that remained in the Union but bordered states that joined the Confederacy. Delaware represented a microcosm of the nation as a whole on matters of states’ rights, slavery, and support for the Union cause. The exhibit reflects Delaware’s unique position during the Civil War through letters, sermons, speeches, lithographs, photographs and books.

This exhibition was originally on display in the Lincoln Case on the second floor of Morris Library from January 27- December 20, 2011.

Tags: United States–History–Civil War; Delaware; Border States (U.S. Civil War)