Southerners celebrate the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as the first president of the Confederate States of America.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through New York and receives the first warning that his trip to Washington may be more dangerous than expected.
With the Deep South states now out of the Union, the slave states of the Upper South hesitate to follow.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through Ohio and curiously refuses to acknowledge that a sectional crisis is taking place.
The new Confederate vice president takes office, and the Provisional Congress gets started on making laws for the new nation.
Abraham Lincoln bids farewell to the people of Springfield as he and his family begin their trip to Washington.