Pro-Confederate Kentuckians boycott an election that results in Unionist candidates winning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tennessee voters approve secession from the Union, but eastern Tennessee remains defiantly Unionist.
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.