Civil War, Day by Day
On December 20, 1860, an extra edition of the Charleston Mercury was printed with startling news - that “the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under that name of The United States of America, is hereby dissolved.” Thus, South Carolina became the first southern state to secede from the Union.
This Day in History
Washington Arrives at Valley Forge

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