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 14, 1860

Georgia Called for Convention of Southern States

Much as T.R.R. Cobb had suggested three days earlier, Georgia called for a convention of states considering secession. This call would eventually grow into the convention that assembled in Montgomery, AL in early February, 1861, to draft a Confederate Constitution and elect a Confederate President and Vice-President. The states in the upper South had not yet seceded, so only six southern states responded to this call - South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.