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Largely as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people, when did the war break out?
In April 1861, when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina
In the Revolutionary War, slave owners often let their slaves enlist in the war with promises of freedom, but many were put back into slavery after the conclusion of the war. In April 1775, at Lexington and Concord, blacks responded to the call and fought with Patriot forces.
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