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Biographical Register of the Confederate Congress

Ezra J. Warner Jr

Publication Year: 1975

"This is a very valuable reference work, the non-existence of which has long been deplored by Civil War historians. The research, which is impressive, has turned up a considerable amount of detail not generally known, even among Civil War specialists." -- Bell I. Wiley This vital addition to Civil War scholarship is an attempt to rescue members of the Confederate Congress from "postbellum obscurity." Modeled after Ezra J. Warner's two earlier books, Generals in Gray and Generals in Blue, the register contains an introduction describing the makeup of the Confederate Congress, biographical sketches of the congressmen, and a substantial bibliography. The biographical sketches include the place and date of birth, family background, education, means of libelihood, politics, public-service record, and degree of financial and political success of each congressman. The authors describe each congressman's participation in (or opposition to) secession and detail the circumstances of his election to the Confederate Congress. A prominent section of each sketch is devoted to the congressman's activities in the Congress: his position on major issues; his chief interest and the measures he sponsored; and the reason he left Congress. Then, the authors attempt to pick up the lives of the congressmen after the Civil War. The sketches include the place and date of death of each man, as well as the place of burial. Anyone interested in Civil War history will find Biographical Register of the Confederate Congress an indipensable aid.

Published by: Louisiana State University Press


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pp. vii-x

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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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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. ...


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


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pp. 307-319

E-ISBN-13: 9780807149416
Print-ISBN-13: 9780807100929

Page Count: 319
Publication Year: 1975

OCLC Number: 781615044
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