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January 26, 1830 Daniel Webster states "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable" during a debate on state's rights
January 26, 1861 By a vote of 112 to 17, the Louisiana Secessionist Convention votes to secede from the Union Louisiana
  Confederate Order of Secession
  Louisiana Ordinance of Secession
January 26, 1861 The sovereign state of Mississippi establishes a state flag: It featured a white, five-pointed star on a dark blue canton (commonly called the Bonnie Blue), a field of white with a magnolia tree and a red banner on the fly end. Mississippi
January 26, 1862 General P. G. T. Beauregard ordered west to become second-in-command to Albert Sidney Johnston
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Albert Sidney Johnston
January 26, 1863 In a letter to Joe Hooker, President Lincoln states that Hooker "...thwarted him (Burnside) as much as you could..."
  Joseph Hooker
  Abraham Lincoln
  Ambrose Burnside
  Letter, Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker
January 26, 1864 Battle of Athens Alabama
January 26, 1864 Local elections are permitted in Tennessee where the federal government feels it is in control of the state Tennessee
January 26, 1870 The state of Virginia is granted readmission to Congress if the members of the Legislature agree never to amend their state constitution to denay the Negro the right of suffrage, the right to hold office, or their educational privileges Virginia

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