Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Union is Dissolved!

Marker ID:  10-69
Location: on Meeting Street, Charleston, SC.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 46.699    W 079° 55.870
  32.77831666    -79.93116666
Style: Free Standing **


Abraham Lincoln´s election as president in Nov. 1860 was the catalyst for a succession convention and S.C. the convention met in Columbia on Dec. 17, but moved to Charleston the next day. On Dec. 20, 1860, S.C. became the first state to succeed from the union. That night delegates signed the ordinance of succession before a huge crowd in the grand Hall. Institute Hall later burned in the “Great Fire” of Dec. 1861

Erected by the Ford Sumter - Fort Moultrie Historical Trust
and the S.C. Sesquicentennial Advisory Board 2010


Two sided: Institute Hall

More information:
Wikipedia - Ordinance of Secession
Civil War Home - SC Ordinance of Secession
Teaching American History - SC Ordinance of Secession
Wikipedia - South Carolina in the American Civil War