February 13 1861 Wednesday
Adoption of the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States
USA. The election of Abraham Lincoln as US President and Hannibal Hamlin as Vice-President were confirmed by the United States’ Electoral College, despite the absence of most of the Southern members.
CSA. The Confederate Provisional Government adopted the provisional Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
North Carolina. The North Carolina state legislature publicly received commissioners from Georgia.
Virginia. The Virginia State Convention met to discuss matters of secession.
Commander in Chief: President James Buchanan
Vice-President: John Cabell Breckinridge
Secretary of War: Joseph Holt
Secretary of the Navy: Isaac Toucey
African Squadron: William Inman
Brazil Squadron: Joshua Ratoon Sands
East Indian (Asiatic) Squadron: Cornelius Kinchiloe Stribling
European Squadron: vacant
Home Squadron: Garrett J Prendergast
Mediterranean Squadron: Charles H Bell
Pacific Squadron: John Berrien Montgomery
General–in-Chief: Winfield Scott
Department of the Pacific: Albert Sidney Johnston
- District of Oregon: George Wright
Department of the East: John Ellis Wool
Department of New Mexico: Thomas Turner Fauntleroy
Department of Texas: David Emanuel Twiggs
Department of Utah: Philip St George Cooke
Department of the West: William Selby Harney
President: Thomas Howell Cobb (interim)
Vice-President: Alexander Hamilton Stephens
John Ellis Wool
David Emanuel Twiggs
William Selby Harney
Brigadier-General USA (Staff)
Joseph Eggleston Johnston