The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865

Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1.15 o'clock, P.M., December 20th, 1860

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On November 10, 1860, after a decade of political division and just four days after Lincoln’s election, South Carolina called a secession convention for the following month. Considered by virtue of timing to be the first Confederate imprint, this Charleston Mercury Extra: The Union Is Dissolved! broadside announced the convention’s declaration on December 20, 1860, that South Carolina would secede from the United States. 

Title

Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1.15 o'clock, P.M., December 20th, 1860

Type

Broadside

Date

1860

Publisher

Charleston Mercury Office

Coverage

Charleston, S.C.

Format

54 x 29 cm.

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“Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1.15 o'clock, P.M., December 20th, 1860,” The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865, accessed May 26, 2020, https://americanantiquarian.org/earlyamericannewsmedia/items/show/51.