Secession ball stirs controversy

The shots are solely verbal — and expected to remain that way — but at least one Civil War Sesquicentennial event is triggering conflict.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans plan to hold a $100-per-person “Secession Ball” on Dec. 20 in Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. It will feature a play highlighting key moments from the signing of South Carolina’s Ordinance of Secession 150 years ago, an act that severed the state’s ties to the Union and put the nation on the path to the Civil War.

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