1861/01 - Louisiana's Ordinance of Secession

1861/01 - Louisiana's Ordinance of Secession


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Louisiana's Ordinance of Secession - "AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of Louisiana and other States..."

Louisiana's Ordinance of Secession​

View attachment 391399On 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...

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