April 12, 1861

Just for the record, as the day ends on the West Coast:

The Civil War was a rebellion against a democratically-elected government by white southerners when they lost an election in a system rigged to protect them.  They committed treason in order to preserve their ability to enslave African-Americans.

Fortunately enough, the good guys won and the bad guys lost.  The biggest problem was that Reconstruction did not go far enough and ended too soon.

The Confederate flag is a banner of treason and oppression.

That is all.