Confederate States of America Congress legislative act and resolution
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Confederate States of America Congress legislative act and resolution

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Confederate States of America. Congress.
Title: Confederate States of America Congress legislative act and resolution
Dates: 1862-1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1040

Biographical/Historical Note

On February 4, 1861, representatives from 6 of the seceded states assembled in Montgomery, Alabama, to organize the Confederate States of America. At this time, the representatives drafted a provisional constitution and declared a provisional legislature. They selected Jefferson Davis to serve as their president. The provisional congress continued to meet in Montgomery until May 20, 1861, when the provisional capital moved to Richmond, Virginia. A permanent government and constitution were ratified for the Confederate States of America in 1862. The government was divided into a Senate and House of Representatives. The Congress of the CSA remained in session until the end of the Civil War.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two documents from the Confederate States of America Congress. The first is an act of April 19, 1862, making Augusta, Georgia a port of delivery for goods imported into Charleston, South Carolina. The second is a join resolution of the Confederate House and Senate thanking the troops of the 3rd Regiment from the state of Georgia for re-enlisting in the war. The resolution was passed by the House on February 6 and by the Senate on February 11, 1864.


Index Terms

Charleston (S.C.)
Confederate States of America--History.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 3rd.
Confederate States of America. Congress.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Legislative acts.
Resolutions (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Confederate States of America, Congress act and resolution, MS 1040, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of W.H. Babcock, 1872.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Digital Version(s)

View Online: Confederate States of America Congress legislative act and resolution, 1862-1864


Container List

 
Item 1: An act making Augusta, Georgia a port of delivery for goods imported into Charleston, South Carolina, 1862 April 19 ( 1.0 p. ADS. )
 
Item 2: A joint Resolution of the Confederate House and Senate thanking the troops of the 3rd Regiment from the state of Georgia for re-enlisting for the war, 1864 February ( 1.0 p. ADS. )