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The coldest night of the year does not cool secessionist fervor in the South Carolina state capital

South Carolina College, Columbia, South Carolina, 1850
11/24/1860 to 11/25/1860
The South Carolina state capital, filled with sentiment for secession and drilling volunteers, suffered a remarkably cold night.  In the morning, the fire hydrants in the streets were discovered to be frozen.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"From South Carolina," New York Times, November 28, 1860