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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 21, 1861

Ordinance of Secession Signed

Although the vote to adopt an Ordinance of Secession had been 208-89, on this day all but six of the convention delegates signed the Ordinance. Those who did not sign were James P. Simmons and Thomas M. McRae (Gwinnett County), S.H. Lattimer and Davis Welchel (Montgomery County) , P.M. Byrd (Hall County), and James Simmons (Pickens County).