Following the attack on Fort Sumter and Lincoln’s call for troops to put down the rebellion, the State Convention voted for a third time on the issue of secession and determined to leave the Union. As U.S. troops passed through … Full Post
Following Abraham’s Lincoln’s inauguration in March 1861, the State Convention in Virginia voted a second time against secession, while events at Charleston, South Carolina and Pensacola, Florida, moved closer towards an armed confrontation.
Texas became the seventh state to secede from the Union in February 1861. In the aftermath of secession, David Twiggs, the commander of United States troops in the state, negotiated with Texas officials to surrender the Union installations and garrisons … Full Post