While America's Civil War was fought on Confederate battlefields, Chicago played a crucial role in the Union's struggle toward victory. <em>The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm</em> takes you through a whirlwind of 19th century events that created the foundation for modern-day Chicago. Discover: <ul> <li>The role Chicago played in Abraham Lincoln's unlikely bid for the Presidency </li> <li>Mary Todd Lincoln's trials and tribulations after her husband's assassination </li> <li>The hell on earth 6,000 Confederate prisoners went through at Camp Douglas, a P.O.W. prison just south of the city </li> <li>The Sanitary Fair and the women behind the war efforts </li> <li>How Chicago's Union Blue was streaked with hints of Confederate Gray </li> <li>Abolition leaders and the Underground Railroad </li> <li>John Wilkes Booth's acclaimed performances at the McVicker's Theater, and what this vainglorious actor and future assassin had to say about Lincoln in 1863 </li> </ul>
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