Republic of Georgia (1861)

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Republic of Georgia
Unrecognized state

Flag (Unofficial) Great Seal
Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation
Map of the Republic of Georgia on January 19, 1861
Capital Milledgeville
Languages English (de facto)
Government Republic
Governor Joseph E. Brown
Legislature General Assembly
 -  Upper Chamber Senate
 -  Lower Chamber House of Representatives
 -  Established January 19, 1861
 -  Disestablished February 4, 1861
 -  1860 est. 1,057,286 

The name Republic of Georgia as an informal term may occasionally refer to the U.S. state of Georgia immediately after it declared its secession from the United States of America on January 19, 1861. The ordinance of secession stated: "We do further Declare and Ordain, that the Union now subsisting between the State of Georgia and other States, under the name of the United States of America, Is Hereby Dissolved, and that the State of Georgia is in full possession and exercise of all those rights of Sovereignty which belong and appertain to a Free and Independent State". Some local printers added "Republic of Georgia" on their copies of the secession ordinance. (The dating remains unclear—the prints may have been made after 1865.) Independence only lasted a little over two weeks, as Georgia joined the Confederate States of America on February 4, 1861. Apart from the prints, no record survives of any contemporary use of the term.


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