J. William Glaston letter, November 8, 1860
“Palmetto Flags Wave, guns are Fired in Salute, the State Will "Go Out" and a Southern Confederacy Will be Formed, and Southerners are Repudiating Their Debts to northerners.”
First Lincoln inauguration under
unfinished Capitol dome, Mar. 4, 1861
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
"Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1:15 o'clock, p.m., December 20th, 1860. An ordinance to dissolve the Union ...."
Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
- Pearce Museum at Navarro College (Corsicana, Tex.)
- Less than two months following Lincoln's victory, South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union.
- Letter written by J. William Glaston, Charleston, S.C., describing South Carolina in a state of insurrection the day after Abraham Lincoln was elected president.
(See the NUCMC catalog record)