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  • Collection or Series Title: Montgomery Weekly Advertiser
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    • "The Secession Jubilee."

    • "The Secession Jubilee."

    • 1861-01-02

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861-01-09

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861-01-09

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861-01-16

    • "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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Confederate States of America."

    • "The Confederate States of America."

    • 1861-02-13

    • "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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • 1861-02-13

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Inauguration."

    • "The Inauguration."

    • 1861-02-20

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861-03-06

    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Flag of the Confederate States."

    • "Flag of the Confederate States."

    • 1861-03-06

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "The War Declared."

    • "The War Declared."

    • 1861-04-17

    • This article argues that the United States government has effectively declared war on the South because it refused to receive a Confederate delegation or surrender Fort Sumter. The article also predicts that the Confederate forces will take the...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "The War Begun."

    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861-04-17

    • 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....

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861-04-17

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "The End of the Fight--Major Anderson Surrenders."

    • "The End of the Fight--Major Anderson Surrenders."

    • 1861-04-24

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25

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