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Dignitaries, including Michael De Young and Mayor Rolph, on the steps of San Francisco City Hall welcoming "Grizzlies" (soldiers) returning from World War I. From the Hamilton Henry Dobbin collection. 1919

Cut off from the large publishing centers of the eastern U.S. and hampered by the Union blockade, Southern states resorted to printing their own school books, legal documents and accounts of the war.

The formation of the Sacramento Zouaves, an African American military company formed after the Civil War in the event of another war.

Election Ballot in Favor of the Union. The backs of many of these rare ballots featured Civil War battle scenes and symbols.