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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Union dissolved!

Immediately upon Lincoln’s election in November 1860, the Legislature of South Carolina called for a convention of the people of the State to consider the issue of secession. In the middle of December the convention met in Charleston’s Institute Hall. On a roll call vote held December 20th, 1860 the delegates to the Convention unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance of secession.

Down came the Stars and Stripes and up went the Palmetto flag. It will only be a few months before the 1st shots of the American Civil War were fired.

There will be plenty of Civil War related travel experiences over the four years. I’ll try to keep you posted.