J. William Glaston letter, November 8, 1860
First Lincoln inauguration under
unfinished Capitol dome, Mar. 4, 1861
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
"Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1:15 o'clock, p.m., December 20th, 1860. An ordinance to dissolve the Union ...."
Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
- Pearce Museum at Navarro College (Corsicana, Tex.)
- Less than two months following Lincoln's victory, South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union.
- Letter written by J. William Glaston, Charleston, S.C., describing South Carolina in a state of insurrection the day after Abraham Lincoln was elected president.
“Palmetto Flags Wave, guns are Fired in Salute, the State Will "Go Out" and a Southern Confederacy Will be Formed, and Southerners are Repudiating Their Debts to northerners.”
(See the NUCMC catalog record)