State Flag of Florida (1861)

No vintage version of this flag is known to exist, but historians agree this was the state's intended design.

Ordinance of Secession of Florida
(Passed in the State Capitol at Tallahassee on 10 January 1861, by a vote Of 62-7.)

ORDINANCE OF SECESSION

We, the People of the State of Florida in Convention assembled, do solemnly ordain, publish and declare: That the State of Florida hereby withdraws herself from the Confederacy of States existing under the name of the United States of America, and from the existing Government of said States: and that all political connection between her and the Government of said States ought to be and the same is hereby totally annulled, and said union of States dissolved: and the State of Florida is hereby declared a Sovereign and Independent Nation: and that all ordinances heretofore adopted in so far as they create or recognize said Union, are rescinded: and all laws or parts of laws in force in this State, in so far as they recognize or assent to said Union be and they are hereby repealed.

Done in open Convention, January 10th, A.D. 1861.

Florida Secession Convention Officers
(County of representation in parentheses.)

PRESIDENT

John Charles McGehee (MADISON)

SECRETARY

William S. Harris

Florida Secession Convention Delegates
(A denotes a Delegate who voted in opposition to the Ordinance of Secession.
To assist with completing full names, please e-mail the Historian.)

ALACHUA

MARION

James Baird Dawkins
John Cooper Pelot

Summerfield Massillon Glenn Gary
William McGahagin
James Byeram Owens

BREVARD

MONROE

William Burrell Yates

Winer Bethel
William Pinckney

CALHOUN

NASSAU

Simmons Jones Baker, Jr.

James Gignilliat Cooper
Joseph Finegan

CLAY

NEW RIVER

Thomas Jefferson Hendricks↓

Isaac Smith Coon

COLUMBIA

ORANGE

Green H. Hunter
Arthur Jones Troup Wright

William Washington Woodruff↓

DADE

PUTNAM

Asa Forsyth Tift

James Otis Devall

DUVAL

SANTA ROSA

I.M. Daniel

Jackson Morton
Ezekiel Ewing Simpson

ESCAMBIA

ST. JOHNS

Angus W. Nicholson
Samuel H. Wright

Matthew Solana

FRANKLIN

SUMTER

Samuel W. Spencer

David G. Leigh

GADSDEN

SUWANNEE

Abraham Kurkindolle Allison
Thomas Yuille Henry
Edward Curry Love

James A. Newman

HAMILTON

TAYLOR

Lewis A. Folsom
Joseph Thomas

William H. Sever

HERNANDO

VOLUSIA

Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon

James H. Chandler

HILLSBOROUGH

WAKULLA

Simon Turman, Jr.

Daniel Ladd
David Lewis

HOLMES

WALTON

Robert R. Golden
Richard D. Jordan

Alexander L. McCaskill↓
John Morrison↓

JACKSON

WASHINGTON

Sidney Smith Alderman
James Lawrence George Baker↓
Joseph Abialbon Collier
Adam McNealy

Freeman B. Irwin

JEFFERSON

FOURTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

James Patton Anderson
William Scott Dilworth
Thompson Bird Lamar
Thomas Martin Palmer

Daniel D. McLean

LAFAYETTE

FIFTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Elza P. Barronton

McQueen McIntosh

LEON

SEVENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

John Beard
William George Mackey Davis
James Kirksey
George Washington Parkhill
George Taliaferro Ward

Samuel B. Stephens

LEVY

THIRTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

George Helvenston

John Josiah Lamb

LIBERTY

SIXTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

William T. Gregory↓

John Pease Sanderson

MADISON

SEVENTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Andrew J. Lea
John Charles McGehee

Rhydon Grigsby Mays

MANATEE

NINETEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Ezekiel Glazier

Isaac N. Rutland↓

TWENTIETH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

James Gettis

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