Today In Civil War Newspaper History- December 20th, 1860

Today in Civil War Newspaper History
December 20, 1860
Charleston Mercury Extra – SC
South Carolina Becomes the First State to Leave the Union

South Carolina Leaves the Union

The broadside extra is considered the first Confederate imprint as it announced the first state to secede from the Union.

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