What were the states that seceded from the Union?
The states that seceded from the Union are Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The states did not secede from the union until after the Battle of Fort Sumter. For more information, check out http://americanhistory.about.com/od/civilwarmenu/a/secession_order.htm.
The first was South Carolina. They left right after President Lincoln was elected for president.