April 12, 2011 2:38 AM

Commentary: Civil War's 'conspiracy of amnesia'

This Tuesday morning will be 150 years since the Civil War began. The bloodiest war in U.S. history commenced with the bombardment of a fort in Charleston Harbor. President Abraham Lincoln was careful to define it as a war to restore 11 rebellious southern states to the Union — and only that.

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