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The Civil War: Secession of South Carolina

The Civil War: Secession of South Carolina

The Civil War: Secession of South Carolina

Charleston, SC
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shortly after the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln, southern states began to secede from the Union over the issue of states’ rights and the institution of slavery. The Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust held a symposium at the Citadel recently to discuss the actions of South Carolina, the first state to secede in December 1860.

Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:28am (ET)

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