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The Delegates of the 1861 Louisiana Secession Convention
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- Jan 26, 1861
Louisiana's Ordinance of Secession
On January 8, 1861, Louisiana Governor Thomas Overton Moore acted aggressively to engineer the secession of Louisiana from the Union by a convention on January 23. Only five percent of the public were represented in the convention which called for a popular referendum to establish a convention.
Louisiana declared that it had seceded from...
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