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  • Collection or Series Title: Montgomery Weekly Advertiser
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    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861 January 16
    • "The Vote Sixty-One to Thirty-Nine!! A Glorious Day!!!" This article announces Alabama's secession from the Union: "Truly, this is glory enough for one day. Our citizens are hailing the new era with demonstrations of profoundest emotion. The...
    • Q17489
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861 January 9
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • Q17484
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861 April 24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • Q17528
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861 January 9
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • Q17488
    • "Committee to Receive President Davis."

    • 1861 February 13
    • Letter from Governor A. B. Moore, inviting twenty-one men from Alabama to escort President-elect Jefferson Davis to Montgomery.
    • Q17499
    • "Flag of the Confederate States."

    • 1861 March 6
    • Article discussing the first raising of the Confederate flag over the capitol; a description of the banner is included: "It consists of three bars of red and white. The upper red, middle white, lower red. The lower bar extends the whole width of...
    • Q17511
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
    • Q17523
    • "No Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article refutes rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia, mentioning the expense and loss of stability such a move would cause: "We can hardly conceive that a body composed as is the...
    • Q17530
    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • 1861 February 13
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the sixth and seventh days of its session. On the sixth day members took oaths of office; elected a president and vice president of the provisional government; and appointed...
    • Q17498
    • "Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article responds to rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The author argues that no change should be made because Montgomery is a central location with access to river and railroads;...
    • Q17529
    • "The Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 February 13
    • "Constitution Adopted! Swearing Allegiance to the New Constitution! President and Vice President Elected! Davis and Stephens!" This article announces the adoption of the Confederate constitution and the election of its executive officers: "The name...
    • Q17490
    • "The End of the Fight--Major Anderson Surrenders."

    • 1861 April 24
    • This article describes the Major Anderson's unsuccessful attempt to hold Fort Sumter against General Beauregard's Confederate forces. It also lists the terms of surrender: the Union forces will be able to keep their arms and property; Anderson will...
    • Q17527
    • "The Inauguration."

    • 1861 February 20
    • This article describes the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery: "No man, not even Gen. Washington, was ever called to preside over a people with more general acclamation and confidence than Gen. Davis. His past services and...
    • Q17502
    • "The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 April 10
    • This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
    • Q17518
    • "The Secession Jubilee."

    • 1861 January 2
    • This article describes the celebration held in Montgomery after South Carolina seceded from the Union: "The demonstration of sympathy for the gallant Palmetto State, and of rejoicing that she had at length 'disrupted every tie that bound her to the...
    • Q17483
    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article offers a defense of Southern secession and blames the Lincoln and the North for starting the war: "We have asked but our rights. We simply desired to be left alone, to conduct our own government free from abolition meddlesomeness....
    • Q17522

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