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New Orleans celebrates the secession of South Carolina

New Orleans, Louisiana, from Saint Patrick's Church, 1852
When the news of South Carolina's secession reached New Orleans in Louisiana, citizens took to the streets in celebration.  Leading citizens gave speeches, scores of cannon were fired in salute, and songs sung, most notably "La Marseillaise."  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 47. 


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