Saturday, January 19, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Charleston Harbor, SC December 20, 1860 - April 14, 1861
Operation: Fort Humboldt, CA January 16 - May 18, 1861

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer.)


Additional Information:

Georgia passes Ordinance of Secession: yeas 208, neas 89. Georgia secedes from the Union.

Mississippi Legislature's committee on the Confederacy presents resolutions to provide for a Southern Confederacy, and to establish a provisional government for seceding States and States hereafter seceding.

Alabama delegates elected to the Southern Congress.

Virginia Legislature passes resolution that if all efforts to reconcile the differences of the country fail, every consideration of honor and interest demands that Virginia shall unite her destinies with her sister slaveholding States. Also that no reconstruction of the Union can be permanent or satisfactory which would not secure to each section self-protecting power against any invasion of the Federal Union upon the reserved rights of either.

(Source: The Political History of the United States of America During the Great Rebellion 1860-1865. p. 2-47. Edward McPherson.)




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