By February 1, 1861, the states of South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas had passed a secession ordinance. The failure of the resulting Washington Peace Conference in mid-February left the upper south Border States to contemplate their future. In March 1861, Arkansas legislators sent out an inquiry to learn what likely courses of action the other upper south Border States were considering. This inquiry marks a moment of pause and possibility before Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee joined the other seven states in passing a secession ordinance.
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North Carolina Civil War 150 is a space for collecting all news, events, and observances related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the State Archives of North Carolina.
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