The online map for this article lists Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland as states that “did not secede” from the Union. Actually, all of them attempted to secede, but were stopped by unlawful measures or occupation by Union troops.
The Maryland Legislature was scheduled to vote on secession on September 7, 1861, but the vote was blocked by the Lincoln Administration’s arrest of pro-secession members of the Maryland Legislature. The is covered in the Chapter, “Maryland, My Maryland,” in my book.
Nevertheless, 30,000 men from Maryland served in the Confederate Army.
The Missouri Legislature escaped capture by the Union Army and voted to secede on October 31, 1861, in Neosho, Missouri. Their secession was recognized as lawful by the Confederate government.
A fraction of the Kentucky Legislature held a convention in Russellville, Kentucky, and voted to secede on June 16, 1861. Their secession was recognized by the Confederate government as lawful.
The 12th and 13th stars in the Confederate battle flag represented Kentucky and Missouri.
Southern Arizona and Southern New Mexico seceded on March 16, 1861, and were recognized by the CSA on February 14, 1862.
The Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Indian tribes in Oklahoma seceded on various dates in 1861.
BTW, I was born in Missouri and my great grandfather served in the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry regiment (CSA) under John Hunt Morgan.
More information, especially on the early border wars between Kansas and Missouri and the war in Missouri, are covered in my book: The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths, Leonard M. Scruggs, 2011.
The book may be purchased at http://www.universalmediainc.
and other online sources.
The Southern secessions of 1860 and 1861 were not only lawful but based on foundational American principles. This flies in the face of the willful ignorance of American history perpetrated by those who have a vested interest in continuing a false historical narrative of the “Civil War” and Reconstruction to achieve thoroughly un-American past and current political agendas. No reasonably informed and reputable historian believes secession was treason or that the Civil War was primarily a crusade to end slavery.
On July 4, 1776, thirteen British colonies announced their Secession from Great Britain and declared to the world their just reasons:
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