Monday, May 16, 2011

150 Years Ago -- Tennessee and Kentucky

Although Tennessee was technically still in the Union until a referendum on a declaration of independence on June 8, on Thursday, May 16, 1861, the state was formally admitted to the Confederacy in a ceremony in Montgomery.

In Kentucky, the legislature passed a declaration of neutrality, stating "that this State and the citizens thereof should take no part in the civil war now being waged, except as mediators and friends to the belligerent parties."

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