The Tennessee legislature votes to secede from the Union and joins the Confederacy before the popular vote on the matter takes place.
Both Kentucky and Delaware try to stay neutral in the conflict, but Kentucky’s position greatly overshadows tiny Delaware’s.
The upper south and the southwest remain uncommitted to the idea of secession for now.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln continues preparing for his inauguration while Winfield Scott offers four options on how to deal with the southern secession.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln visits the U.S. Capitol and holds discussions with many top politicians regarding the secession crisis.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln reaches the capital after traveling through Baltimore in the middle of the night to avoid a possible assassination attempt.