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Society looks back 150 years
Sterling Skinner discusses reasons for Ga. secession in 1861
Georgia secession for Web
Sterling "Skip" Skinner, center, gives a presentation Monday at RJ's Restaurant about the circumstances surrounding Georgia seceding from the Union in 1861. Skinner spoke at a meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society and he is flanked on the left by Society president Jan Anderson and vice president Joe McGlamery. - photo by JAMES HEALY/staff
On this date 150 years ago, Bulloch County residents lived as citizens of a newly free and independent Georgia - just five days removed from state lawmakers signing an ordinance to secede from the United States of America. Monday, the Bulloch County Historical Society commemorated the January 19, 1861 signing with a program about reasons for secession, and events leading up to the monumental decision. The program, titled "Georgia Secedes!
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