The Day of the Confederacy: A Chronicle of the Embattled South

The Day of the Confederacy: A Chronicle of the Embattled South

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The Day of the Confederacy: A Chronicle of the Embattled South

The Day of the Confederacy: A Chronicle of the Embattled South

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The secession movement had three distinct staged. The first, beginning with the news that Lincoln was elected, closed with the news, sent broadcast over the South from Charleston, that Federal troops had taken possession of Fort Sumter on the night of the 26th of December. During this period the likelihood of secession was the topic of discussion in the lower South. What to do in case the lower South seceded was the question which perplexed the upper South. In this period no State north of South Carolina contemplated taking the initiative. In the Southeastern and Gulf States immediate action of some sort was expected. Whether it would be secession or some other new course was not certain on the day of Lincoln's election.

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