The Civil War in the United States

1861

As the year 1861 dawned, the United States was in somewhat of a turmoil. The recent presidential election had polarized the Northern states and the Southern states, where slaves were held. Before Lincoln's inauguration as president, South Carolina passed an ordinance seceding from the United States.

Ellen White was shown in vision what was ahead. Even before the first shots of the Civil War were fired, she had been given a view of the coming conflict and its ferocity.