Calendar
Jan January
Feb February
Mar March
Apr April
May May
Jun June
Jul July
Aug August
Sep September
Oct October
Nov November
Dec December

This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 20, 1860

Letters Published on Both Sides of Secession Debate

All eyes were directly to the east of Georgia on this day as South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. Read the text of the Ordinance of Secession here. Back in Georgia, the Weekly Georgia Telegraph in Macon published one letter strongly stating the writer’s wish that Georgia would do the same, and one urging that the South still should try to address its grievances in the Union.

Image of Letters Published on Both Sides of Secession Debate Weekly Georgia Telegraph
Digital Library of Georgia
View large image

Image of Letters Published on Both Sides of Secession Debate Weekly Georgia Telegraph
Digital Library of Georgia
View large image