Monday, January 3, 2011

Referendum proposal fails

Senator John J. Crittenden (D-KY)
  • Senator John J. Crittenden (D-KY), in a final dramatic effort to avert war and resurrect his compromise, proposes to the US Senate a national referendum of the American people to vote on provisions of the Crittenden Compromise. Senate Republicans shoot down this last hope/1861
  • The US War Department reverses orders by sacked Secretary of War Floyd to disarm all forts from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, south/1861
  • Georgia State Troops seize Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River/1861
  •  [SECESSION CONVENTION] The Convention authorizes the President of the Convention, D.F. Jameson to fill any vacancies among the commissioners working for a Southern Confederacy in several States/1861

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