February 1861. Abraham Lincoln has been elected the sixteenth President of the United States. Seven states have seceded from the Union. Representatives from the seceding states gather in Montgomery, Alabama, where they frame and adopt a constitution for their new government. Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederacy. Within the next two months, Lincoln will be inaugurated.
Civil War Programming
Patrons were moved and inspired by the many exhibits at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center during the first bus trip sponsored in part by the Friends of the Laurel County (Ky.) Public Library.