1861 Disunion Secession

February 15, 1861 “The Union formed in 1789 is at last dissolved through the secession, without cause, of six of the slave States, the complicity of the remainder, and the…

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1861 Buchanan, James Davis, Jefferson Secession

January 11, 1861 Virginia, Orange County —- People from this county in Virginia pass resolutions, including:  “the cotton states will secede; that their destiny is our destiny; and that Virginia…

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1861 Secession

December 28, 1860 The South Carolina Convention met on November 20.  An ordinance was passed unanimously by 169 people, declaring that “the union now subsisting between South Carolina and the…

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1860 Secession

November 23, 1860 The story is of a large gathering, Nov. 17th, in Charleston, S.C., hoisting the State flag, with the people “vowing that the stars and stripes would never…

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1860 Secession