South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and
Louisiana hold the Congress of Montgomery. On 8th February they
decide to elect Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate
States of America, which is formed the following day. Over the
coming two months, they are joined by Arkansas, North Carolina,
Tennessee and Virginia.
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Editors. "Southern US states hold Congress of Montgomery". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18405, accessed 24 May 2018.]
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