Prominent U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat who supports the Lincoln administration’s war effort, dies at 48.
Virginians mobilize to defend their state against an impending Federal invasion from Washington.
The new Confederate vice president takes office, and the Provisional Congress gets started on making laws for the new nation.
Delegates to the Montgomery convention adopt a constitution, a Congress, and a chief executive in just five days.
A convention opens in Montgomery as delegates from the seceded states start working to form a new nation.
Delegates to the Georgia State Convention at Milledgeville vote 208 to 89 in favor of seceding from the Union.