The Confederate Congress

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NOTES

CHAPTER I
1. Laurence T. Lowrey, Northern Opinion of Approaching Secession ( Northampton, Mass., 1918), 213.
2. Quoted in Percy S. Flippin, Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia, State Rights Unionist ( Richmond, 1931), 171.
3. Quoted in Percy L. Rainwater, Mississippi, Storm Center of Secession ( Baton Rouge, 1938), 151.
4. Keitt to Mrs. Federick Brown, March 4, 1861, Lawrence M. Keitt Papers, Duke University.
5. Quoted in Louis Pendleton, Alexander H. Stephens ( Philadelphia, 1908), 158.
6. Quoted in Flippin, Herschel V. Johnson, 176.
7. Edward McPherson (comp.), The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great Rebellion . . . ( Washington, 1865), 37.
8. From the Autobiography of Herschel V. Johnson, 1856-1867," American Historical Review, XXX ( 1924 1925), 323.
9. McPherson, Political History of the United States, 37.
10. Journal of the Convention of the People of South Carolina, Held in 1860, 1861 and 1862 . . . ( Columbia, 1862), 480-83.
11. William R. Smith, The History and Debates of the Convention of the People of Alabama . . . 1861 ( Montgomery, 1861), 131.
12. Ibid., 360.
13. D. L. Yulee to Joseph Finegan, January 7, 1861, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies ( 128 vols., Washington, 1880- 1901), Ser. I, Vol. I, 443, 444. Hereafter cited as Official Records.
14. Rhett protested this abdication of leadership and argued that if South Carolina stood firm the other states would fall into line. He preferred Montgomery because it was Yancey's home and he hoped to have Yancey's aid in establishing a Confederacy that would never seek reconstruction. Charles E. Cauthen, South Carolina Goes to War ( Chapel Hill, 1950), 84, 85.
15. Ordinances and Constitution of the State of Alabama, with the Constitution of the Provisional Government and of the Confederate States of America, 32.
16. Journal of the Proceedings of the Convention of the People of Florida, Begun . . . January 3 . . . 1861 ( Tallahassee, 1861), 75, 77.
17. Smith, Debates of the Convention of Alabama, 132.
18. Ibid, 149, 150.
19. Quoted in Richard M. Johnston and William M. Browne, Life of Alexander H. Stephens

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The Confederate Congress
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • I - Secession and Confederation 1
  • II - Life at the Confederate Capitals 11
  • III - Trial and Error Government 22
  • IV - Congressional Elections 42
  • V - Mobilization of Man Power 60
  • VI - Conscription Under Attack 74
  • VII - More Men! 86
  • VIII - Of Officers and Men 102
  • IX - Economic Organization 116
  • X - The Conduct of the War 140
  • XI - The Writ of Habeas Corpus 150
  • XII - Foreign Affairs 161
  • XIII - The Peace Movement 171
  • XIV - Financing the War 184
  • XV - The Loyal Opposition 218
  • Appendix 236
  • Notes 245
  • Bibliography 270
  • Index 280
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