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Map of the Southern States, Including Railroad, County Towns, Capitals, County Roads, the Southern Coast from Delaware to Texas

Excerpts from "States Which Seceded"

By early February, three months after Lincoln’s election, and a month before his inauguration, seven states had left the Union. These states agreed to send representatives to Montgomery, Alabama, to form a new government. These delegates elected Howell Cobb of Georgia President of the convention. On February 8th, the delegates adopted a Provisional Constitution and the Confederate States of America were born. On February 9th, the delegates elected Jefferson Davis of Mississippi as Provisional President. Alexander Stephens of Georgia was chosen as the Confederate Vice President. On February 18th, Davis and Stephens were inaugurated as the first and last President and Vice President of the Confederacy.

On March 4th, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as President of the United States. Two days later, the Confederacy called for 100,000 volunteers for its provisional army. On March 11th, delegates adopted the Confederate Constitution.

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Title: Map of the Southern States, Including Railroad, County Towns, Capitals, County Roads, the Southern Coast from Delaware to Texas, Show the Harbors, Inlets, Forts and Positions of Blockading Ships, Map

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Prepared for: Guernsey, Alfred H., Harper's Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion, vol 1.

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