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.