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Portrait of Pvt. Walter Miles Parker, 1st Florida Cavalry, C.S.A., between 1860-1865.
Portrait of Private Walter Miles Parker from the First Florida Cavalry

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Florida Seceded!
January 10, 1861

Conflicts over the issue of slavery and its impact on the South's economy, in addition to other reasons, led to a split in the Union. One after another, Southern states were seceding from the United States of America. On January 10, 1861, Florida delegates who were meeting in the state capital, Tallahassee, voted to secede from the U.S. Florida became one of the six original Southern states to form the Confederate States of America; eventually, 11 states would leave the Union.
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