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nullified?

150 years ago today the South Carolina state constitutional convention repealed the December 20, 1860 Ordinance of Secession. From The New-York Times September 19, 1865: THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONVENTION.; Repeal of the Ordinance of Secession. BOSTON, Monday, Sept. 18. The … Continue reading

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reconstruction bill

Four years to the day after South Carolina officially seceded from the United States, Richmond citizens could read about a bill in the Yankee Congress to manage the return of the rebel states: slavery would be forever abolished; provisional governors … Continue reading

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Louisiana Convention Opposes Secession!

Secession from the Confederate States of America, that is From The New-York Times April 1, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): SECESSION REBUKES SECESSION. The politicians of the Southern Confederacy are entitled to take rank as a peculiar people. They … Continue reading

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“Rip” Ford and A.J. Hamilton

Texas Still Divided Who needs a governor and legislature? The Texas Convention still seems to be running the show. From The New-York Times, March 28, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): IMPORTANT FROM TEXAS GALVESTON, Tuesday, March 26. The Convention … Continue reading

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Conflicted in Missouri

Like Other (Especially Border) States As Seven Score and Ten has reported a Missouri state convention was meeting in St Louis 150 years ago to decide how the state should relate to the Union and the Confederacy. Would the state … Continue reading

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A Man With A New Country

Confusing Times On March 11, 1861 The New-York Times published some commentary by OBSERVER, The Times’ Washington correspondent. As part of his article OBSERVER contrasts the actions of Samuel Taylor, who resigned as U.S. Adjutant General because of his southern … Continue reading

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Dog Tax

Well, Somebody’s Got to Pay for the Dahlgren Guns From The New York Times Archive (published March 5, 1861): … Correspondence of the New-York Times. CHARLESTON, C.S.A., Friday, March 1, 1861. While waiting for Mr. LINCOLN to show his hands, … Continue reading

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South and Souther

The Wise Constant: Keep Stirring Things UP The February 16, 1861 issue of The New-York Times reported some news from the Virginia Secession Convention, John Janney presiding: IMPORTANT FROM RICHMOND.; PROCEEDINGS OF THE VIRCINIA STATE CONVENTION. A DISCLAIMER FROM GOV. … Continue reading

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New Flag Flies

From The New-York Times February 13, 1861: THE NEW FLAG OF LOUISIANA. NEW-ORLEANS, Tuesday, Feb. 12. The new flag of the sovereign State of Louisiana was unfurled to-day from the top of the City Hall, amidst the firing of cannon, … Continue reading

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Bunker Hill Meeting for Union and Crittenden’s

From The New-York Times February 4, 1861: UNION MEETING IN CHARLESTOWN, MASS. BOSTON, Saturday, Feb. 2. A great and enthusiastic meeting was held last evening in the City Hall at Charlestown, over which Hon. B.R. THOMPSON presided. The speakers included … Continue reading

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