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Your Opinion: Missouri seceded in 1861

Your Opinion: Missouri seceded in 1861

May 19th, 2017 by James L. Albin, Tipton in Opinion

Dear Editor:

I wish to call attention to an article appearing in the Monday, May 8 edition of the News Tribune. It was on page B4 under the heading "Vicksburg memorial to Missouri soldiers to be rededicated."

The article stated Missouri was one of four states that allowed slavery but didn't seceded from the Union.

There was a meeting in Neosho, Missouri in November 1861. There were 23 members of the Senate and 77 members of the House, which constituted a quorum. The articles of secession were passed on Nov. 2, 1861, signed by Gov. Claiborne Jackson and forwarded to Richmond, Virginia.

Missouri was recognized as the 12th state of the Confederacy. An article appeared in the Nashville Patriot dated Nov. 21, 1861, describing this action that was taken and listed the articles of secession that was passed.

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