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Georgia's secession convention assembles in Milledgeville

State House, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1861
01/16/1861
The 296 delegates to Georgia's secession convention assembled in the state capital of Milledgeville, with former governor George W. Crawford in the chair.  By January 19, 1861, a ordinance of secession had been written and voted on in a final vote of  208 to 89. An attempt from A.H. Stephens, Hershel V. Johnson, and others to postpone action failed and Georgia was proclaimed officially to have left the Union.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Mansfield, OH: Estill & Co., 1866), 178. 

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