Cover

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Contents

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pp. vii-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiv

No work of this nature can be assembled without substantial contributions from many people to whom, collectively, the authors are greatly indebted for their time and trouble. The following individuals and institutions have shown extraordinary generosity, and our special thanks are due them: ...

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Introduction

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pp. xv-xxii

Few members of the Confederate Congress have come down to posterity boasting the illustrious image of such men as Charles Sumner, Ben Wade, Zachariah Chandler, and Thad Stevens of the United States Congress. Perhaps this is so because they very often languished in postbellum obscurity, …

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Biographical Sketches

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pp. 3-266

Warren Akin1 (Georgia) was born in Elbert County, Georgia, on October 9, 1811. After a limited education in Elbert County and one term in a Walton County school, he began clerking in a store in Monroe. When Aiken was eighteen he succumbed to the excitement of the gold rush in Cherokee County and worked there in the fields for several years. ...

Appendices

Appendix I: Sessions of the Confederate Congress

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p. 267

Appendix II: Standing Committees of the Confederate Congresses

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pp. 268-289

Appendix III: Membership of the Congresses

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pp. 290-302

Appendix IV: Maps of Occupied Confederate Territory, 1861–1864

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pp. 303-306

Bibliography

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pp. 307-319