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Offline Stumpfoot

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Confederate states and re-admittance
« on: December 31, 2006, 11:41:23 PM »
Here are the Confederate states and their dates of secession and re-admittance into the Union. It amazed me how long it took for some states to ratify and be readmitted.





1.South Carolina Dec. 20, 1860 July 9, 1868
2. Mississippi     Jan. 9, 1861 Feb. 23, 1870
3. Florida        Jan. 10, 1861 June 25, 1868
4. Alabama        Jan. 11, 1861 July 13, 1868
5. Georgia        Jan. 19, 1861 July 15, 1870
6. Louisiana       Jan. 26, 1861 July 9, 1868
7. Texas          March 2, 1861 March 30, 1870
8. Virginia        April 17, 1861 Jan. 26, 1870
9. Arkansas        May 6, 1861 June 22, 1868
10. North Carolina May 20, 1861 July 4, 1868
11. Tennessee      June 8, 1861 July 24, 1866
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Re: Confederate states and re-admittance
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 02:44:26 PM »
http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question65319.html

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Four other slave states?Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri?remained in the Union.

I didn't know that Kentucky had not broken from the Union.  I think that the re-admittance of various Southern states was probably contingent on them accepting certain policies.  Since the Union was in control after a war that seemed at least in part to be based on Southern principles I can imagine that it was difficult for some states to accept defeat.  Also they had to work within frameworks that were probably devastated during the war.
"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses" ~Juvenal

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Re: Confederate states and re-admittance
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 03:51:38 PM »
Kentucky tried to remain neutral throughout the war, but the Union quickly moved in and made Kentucky the hub of their staging operations for the Western Theater.  Louisville was Sherman's headquarters for much of the early part of the war.  Meanwhile the Confederates established a capital in Bowling Green, but after the Battle of Perryville (Oct 8-9, 1862), the Confederates were forced to abandon their hold on the state and shift their focus back onto Tennessee.