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Time Line: 1860

November 1, 1860

Warrant issued for arrest of William C. Quantrill in Lawrence, Kansas by Sheriff Walker for stealing and arson. He escapes and sets upon a course of revenge and turns to the Confederate Cause.

November 8, 1860

Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President of the United States.

December 20, 1860

South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States.

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