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Civil War - 1861
January 1, 1861 Georgia votes against holding a secession convention, but the results are manipulated by Governor Joseph Brown to indicate that the state strongly supported the convention.
  Civil War - 1861
  Joseph Emerson Brown
  Herschel V. Johnson
January 19, 1861 Georgia votes to secede from the Union at a convention held in Milledgeville, Georgia.
  Civil War - 1861
  Robert Toombs
  Milledgeville
  Slavery in Georgia
January 25, 1861 The federal arsenal in Augusta is taken by the Georgia Militia
  Civil War - 1861
  City of Augusta, Georgia
February 4, 1861 Georgia joins Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina, becoming a member of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America. Georgian Howell Cobb is named president of the assembly.
  Civil War - 1861
  Robert Toombs
  Howell Cobb
July 21, 1861 First Manasas (Battle of Bull Run)
  Civil War - 1861
  John Brown Gordon
November 5, 1861 General Robert E. Lee placed in charge of Georgia coastal defenses
  Civil War - 1861
November 7, 1861 Battle of Port Royal Sound
  Civil War - 1861
November 24, 1861 Union forces take Tybee Island
  Civil War - 1861






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