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Welcome to The Civil War Institute’s "This Month in Civil War History for January."
In January of 1861, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana joined South Carolina in seceding from the Union. In their articles of secession, the states made explicit references to defending the future of slavery in their reasons for seceding. [excerpt]
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Lauck, Jeffrey L., "This Month in Civil War History: January 2016" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 127.