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  Minute Men Organized
Brief Description:  The Minute Men were a pro-secessionist group organized in St. Louis in January of 1861. Their stated purpose was to gain control of St. Louis, and its well-stocked arsenal, for the secessionist cause. The St. Louis secessionists were few in number, but most of them were young, ardent, and full of zeal. They regretted the determination of the Cotton States to secede. They would rather have had them remain within the Union, and fight within it for their constitutional rights. Nevertheless, they believed that these states had the right to secede and establish a separate government if they chose to do so.
Year:  1861
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:    1861

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