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Two major events started the parade of seceding US States. The first was the November 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln as the next US president. The second major event was President Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers to enter the military for a 3 month term. Here is a list of the Southern States that seceded:

1. South Carolina 12/20/60

2. Mississippi 1/9/61

3. Florida 1/10/61

4. Alabama 1/11/61

5. Georgia 1/19/61

6. Louisiana 1/26/61

7. Texas 2/1/61

8. Virginia 4/17/61

9. Tennessee 5/7/61

10. Arkansas 5/9/61

11.. North Carolina 5/20/61

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