November 6, 1860 – And so it begins

November 6, 1860: LINCOLN WINS THE ELECTION.

Results aren’t announced until November 8, but the wedge has been driven.

On November 9-11, two US Senators from South Carolina, James Chesnut Jr. and James Hammond, resigned their Senate seats in protest.

I highly recommend reading Senator Chesnut’s wife, Mary Boykin Chesnut’s A Diary From Dixie if you ever get the chance.