The Confederate Congress

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INDEX
Absentee voting, 42, 43, 48
Address, in relation to the war, 175
Administration opposition, in elections, 46-59; early existence of, 219; clauses of, 219-25; strength of, 224, 225; distribution of, 224, 225; moderation of, 225, 226; lack of unity of, 226; against Davis, 226, 227; against the Cabinet, 228, 229, 232; against department heads, 229-34; effect of, on legislation, 234, 235
Akin, Warren, proposes amendment to general-in-chief bill, 227, 228, 236
Alabama, 108, 145, 185, 221; secession of, 4; calls Southern convention, 7; political activity in, 7-9; wants capital at Montgomery, 13; constitutional ideas in, 20; supports Davis for president, 31; elections in, 42, 45-47, 50, 52, 55, 56; peace sentiment in, 174, 178; makes loan to the Confederacy, 184; the Produce Loan in, 193; opposes forced funding, 206, 207; opposes taxation-in-kind, 212
Alexander, G. W., commandant of Castle Thunder, 114
Allen, Henry W., Governor of Louisiana, 56, 96
Anderson, James P., 42, 236
Appomattox, 225
Arizona Territory, secedes, 40; elections in, 43
Arkansas, 171, 187, 225; secedes, 40; elections in, 43, 45, 47, 56, 57; opposes Negro conscription, 97; local defense problems of, 142; dislikes Theophilus Holmes, 149; attacks Davis, 222
Army, Confederate, pay, allowances, and rations, 56, 112-14; terms of enlistment, 60-64, 103; bounties and furloughs, 61, 63, 109, 110; recruiting, 63; camps of instruction, 66; transportation for soldiers, 110; labor, 111, 112; discipline, 114, 115; chaplains, 115; see also Army organization, Conscription, Exemption, Militia, Special service, Substitutes
Army of Northern Virginia, 121
Army of Tennessee, 141, 222, 227
Army organization, for the Provisional
Army, 60; officer appointments and elections, 60-66, 103-109; based on United States laws, 102; for the Regular Army, 103; vacancies and promotions, 103-105; courts martial and discharges of officers, 105-107; assignment and transfer of troops, 106, 109; invalid corps, 107; commanding general, 108; staff legislation, 108, 109; consolidation and reorganization, 103- 107; see also Militia, Special service, Skeleton regiments, Volunteers
Arrington, Archibald, congressional candidate, 44, 236
Ashe, Thomas S., congressional candidate, 54, 236
Atkins, John D. C., proposes impressment bill, 123, 236
Attorney General's Office, 134; opinion on impressment, 119; asks for settlement of claims, 134
Augusta Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist, opposes peace convention, 171
Avery, William W., congressional candidate, 48, 236-37
Ayer, Louis M., congressional candidate, 55; opposes forced funding, 206, 237

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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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