Republic of Mississippi
Unrecognized state

1861
Flag Great Seal
Motto
Virtute et armis
Map of the Republic of Mississippi inside the United States
Capital Jackson, Mississippi
Language(s) English (de facto)
Government Republic
Governor John J. Pettus
Legislature Legislature
 - Upper Chamber Senate
 - Lower Chamber House of Representatives
History
 - Established January 9, 1861
 - Disestablished February 8, 1861
Population
 - 1860 est. 791,305 
Currency US Dollar

The Republic of Mississippi is a term used to describe the United States of America (U.S.) state of Mississippi from January 9, 1861, (becoming the second state to declare its secession from the Union following the election of Abraham Lincoln) to joining the Confederate States of America the next month.

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