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THE CIVIL WAR AT 155 YEARS
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

1861:
Statehood for Bleeding Kansas
29 January - President James Buchanan signed the Kansas Statehood Act into law, admitting Kansas into the Union as the 34th state...

Lincoln and Conciliation Efforts
27 January - Secretary of State-designate William H. Seward wrote to President-elect Abraham Lincoln about conciliation efforts toward the southern states...

The Louisiana Secession
26 January - Delegates to the Louisiana State Convention at Baton Rouge voted 113 to 17 to secede from the United States...

Southern Senators' Farewell
21 January - Five U.S. senators from three southern states resigned their seats after delivering emotional farewell speeches on the Senate floor...

The Georgia Secession
19 January - Delegates to the Georgia State Convention at Milledgeville voted 208 to 89 to secede from the United States...

The Fort Sumter Dispute
18 January - South Carolina authorities issued a third demand for Major Robert Anderson to surrender his Federal garrison at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor...

The Alabama Secession
11 January - Delegates to the Alabama State Convention at Montgomery voted 61 to 39 to secede from the United States...

Compromise Failures Make Disunion Imminent
10 January - Senator Jefferson Davis of Mississippi warned his colleagues to take action before the country drifted toward war...

The Mississippi Secession
9 January - Delegates to the Mississippi State Convention at Jackson voted 84 to 15 to secede from the United States...

The Florida Secession
8 January - While the Florida State Convention considered secession at Tallahassee, Federal troops garrisoning Fort Barrancas at Pensacola fired on and repelled potential secessionists approaching them...

The Failed Crittenden Compromise
3 January - Senator John J. Crittenden of Kentucky took the unprecedented step of urging his colleagues to submit his comprehensive plan to preserve the Union to a popular vote...

The Star of the West Mission
2 January - President James Buchanan decided to resupply Major Robert Anderson’s Federal troops at Charleston, South Carolina...


1860:
The Fort Sumter Controversy
26 December - Major Robert Anderson completed the transfer of Federal troops in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina from Fort Moultrie on the shoreline to the stronger Fort Sumter on a harbor shoal...



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