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08 January 2018

History Happy Hour- Richmond: Virginia's Secession Crisis, the Struggle to Decide

After Lincoln's election, Virginians had a choice to make: Union or secession? In January 1861 the Virginia General Assembly authorized a state convention to act for Virginia during the impending crisis. Discover how members of the "Virginia Convention of 1861" faced the terrible task of deciding the fate of Virginia, and perhaps the nation. With Mark Greenough, Virginia State Capitol.

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