how many states were there in 1860
Before the secession began in 1861 that led to the Civil War, there were forty-two states in the United States. Thirteen of those states seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. For more information you can go to http://www.ask.com/web?q=list%20of%20confederate%20states&askid=e95b0680-8511-4ac8-bb8e-a13f632fa312-0-us_gsb&kv=sdb&qsrc=999&o=10479&l=dir.
Actually there were only 33 states in the U.S. in 1860. The rest were territories.