Alabama's secession convention assembles in Montgomery

The one hundred delegates elected to Alabama's secession convention assembled in Montgomery, the state capital. They received the same day advice the entire congressional delegation telegraphed from Washington, to secede immediately.  An ordinance of secession was ready on January 10, 1861, and the following day passed sixty-one to thirty-nine.  Alabama added itself to the list of newly independent states. (By John Osborne) 
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Mansfield, OH: Estill & Co., 1866), 172-173.
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