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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

First Lincoln inauguration under

unfinished Capitol dome, Mar. 4, 1861


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Union dissolved poster

"Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1:15 o'clock, p.m., December 20th, 1860. An ordinance to dissolve the Union ...."

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Location
Pearce Museum at Navarro College (Corsicana, Tex.) External Link
Background
Less than two months following Lincoln's victory, South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union.
Contents
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.
 
 

 

 

 

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