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

1861:
New Laws for the New Confederacy
9 March - The Provisional Confederate Congress approved a measure to help finance the new government. Other bills passed this month included creating a national flag, providing for national defense, and approving a permanent constitution, among other measures...

Lincoln Inherits the Fort Sumter Dispute
5 March - Arriving at his office on his first full day as president, Abraham Lincoln found an ominous dispatch on his desk from Major Robert Anderson at Fort Sumter, South Carolina...

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
4 March - Abraham Lincoln became the 16th U.S. president in Washington...

The Buchanan Administration's Last Days
2 March - With his term in office expiring, President James Buchanan approved several last-minute bills including creating new western territories, granting a loan to the Federal government, and increasing tariffs on foreign imports...

Reconciliation Efforts End
1 March - The Senate took up last-minute measures in the hopes of finally reconciling North and South and restoring the Union...

Final Compromise Efforts
27 February - The U.S. House of Representatives considered and defeated various measures seeking to reconcile North and South...

Lincoln Sneaks Into Washington
22 February - President-elect Abraham Lincoln secretly arrived in Washington in response to rumors that Confederate sympathizers planned to assassinate him...

The Inauguration of Jefferson Davis
18 February - Jefferson Davis of Mississippi became the provisional president of the new Confederate States of America...

Davis Arrives at Montgomery
16 February - Jefferson Davis reached the Confederate capital at Montgomery, Alabama after a five-day journey from his plantation home south of Vicksburg, Mississippi...

Lincoln Leaves Springfield
11 February - President-elect Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln left their hometown of Springfield, Illinois on their long journey to Washington, DC...

The New Confederate Government
9 February - The Provisional Confederate Congress assembled in Montgomery, Alabama, and delegates to the Montgomery Convention selected a provisional president and vice president...

The Confederate States of America
8 February - Delegates to the Montgomery Convention approved the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States...

The National Peace Convention
4 February - The Peace Convention called by the Virginia legislature in January assembled at Washington...

The Texas Secession
1 February - Delegates to the Texas State Convention at Austin voted 166 to 7 to secede from the United States...

Other Secession Considerations
31 January - By the end of January, all 15 slaveholding states had either seceded or contemplated secession. Some continued debating whether to secede into February...







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