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*Colorado and Nevada are organized as US Territories. Washington is still not a state.
*The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War American Civil War] begins with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Sumter Battle of Fort Sumter] in April. Several other states secede from the Union.