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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.