Secession Meetings

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 should retire before the 4th of March next, and place herself at the head of the column…that, with a united South, Abraham Lincoln will not make war against fifteen states; but should he do so, may God defend the right!”

Louisiana —-  resolutions passed include one directed to the “brothers of South Carolina, hailing their noble State as a new and independent power…”