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Republic of Mississippi
Mississippi 1861
The National Flag,
(Mississippi flag)
Motto'
Virtute et armis


(Latin: By valor and arms)

Mississippimap
CapitalJackson, Mississippi
Official-languageEnglish
GovernmentRepublic
GovernorJohn J. Pettus
History
  - Declared
  - Dissolved


January 9, 1861

February 8, 1861

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 secede from the Union following the election of Abraham Lincoln) to joining the Confederate States of America the next month.