Not Afraid to Go: Acton’s Part in the Birth and Preservation of Our Nation


Call to Arms

Slavery, Secession and Civil War

This section tells of events leading up to the Civil War. It includes the following items.
  • Slave shackles from Hackwood Farm near Winchester, Virginia
  • Acton Town Meeting of 1851 Resolves not to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Lincoln's call for volunteer militia companies after the fall of Fort Sumter


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