South Carolinians Celebrate 150th Anniversary Of Secession | Talking Points Memo

South Carolinians literally had a ball last night celebrating the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The secession ball, organized by the Confederate Heritage Trust — and sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans — reportedly featured a 45-minute theatrical play re-enacting the signing of the Ordinance of Secession, where South Carolina declared its intention to secede from the union.According to the event’s website, the original Ordinance of Secession was actually on full display at the event, and the South Carolina Senate’s interim president Glenn McConnell — an avid Civil War re-enactor himself — was expected to attend. The event’s dress code called for modern black tie, period formal or pre-war militia, and tickets cost $100.

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