Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865 - Download

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865 - Download

5,700 pages of the Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865.

The general index has the names of approximately 14,000 individuals.

At the conclusion of the Civil War, the United States Department of War seized the journals of the Confederate Congress. A Senate Resolution dated January 28, 1904, directed the secretary of war, Elihu Root, to transmit to the U.S. Senate a copy of the Journal of the Provisional Congress and of the 1st and 2nd Congresses of the Confederate States of America. The Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 was printed in a seven-volume set between 1904 and 1905.

The Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America is a transcript of the Civil War time proceedings of the Provisional Congress, House and Senate, of the Confederate States of America. The journals cover hundreds of topics dealing with the Civil War, politics, and the creation of a new government. Included are ordinances of secession from state legislatures; lists of delegates and their credentials; proceedings of open and secret sessions; texts of bills and resolutions; records of votes cast; communications to and from the Congress, including those relating to Jefferson Davis and his cabinet; and a record of the Confederate States of America Constitutional Convention

Volume 1 contains the Journal of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America, the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention in Montgomery, Alabama, and an appendix containing the Provisional and Permanent Constitutions of the Confederate States. The Journals of the Senate, 1st Congress of the Confederate States of America, are found in volume 2 (1st and 2nd sessions) and volume 3 (3rd and 4th sessions). The Journals document the proceedings of the open, secret, and executive sessions of the Senate, which were held in Richmond, Virginia. The Journals of the Senate, 2nd Confederate Congress, are found in volume 4 (1st and 2nd sessions).

The Journals of the House of Representatives of the 1st Congress of the Confederate States of America are found in volume 5 (1st and 2nd sessions) and volume 6 (3rd and 4th sessions). The Journals of the House of Representatives of the 2nd Confederate Congress are found in volume 7 (1st and 2nd sessions). The Journals document the proceedings of the House, including both open and secret sessions.
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