In the 1860s, there were about 5,000 people in Los Angeles. It took 12 days for news of the start of the Civil War to reach LA. Did the Civil War affect their daily lives?
Read a fascinating article, by Nathan Masters, to find out that indeed the Civil War was front and center.
Civil War: How Southern California Tried to Split from Northern California
by Nathan Masters
Part of KCET's SoCal focus on history.