Comraderie, Copperheads, Camp Douglas, and the Big City: Chicago in the Civil War

Sunday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m.

The city of Chicago is the third largest in the nation and has a metropolitan area stretching across parts of five counties with a population of over seven million people. It was not always this way. Just two hundred years ago this area would have been unrecognizable to those familiar with all the Chicagoland area has to offer today. What was once a small town was transformed dramatically during the 1860s. From the nomination of Abraham Lincoln to his funeral, from the first Union casualty to the first United States Colored Troops, from Copperheads to Confederate prisoners, Chicago was the center of attention. Follow this fascinating story revealing how this city was so impacted by the Civil War and how its residents impacted the war.

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