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Biographical Register of the Confederate Congress
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"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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxii
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  1. Biographical Sketches
  2. pp. 3-266
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  1. Appendices
  2. p. 267
  1. Appendix I: Sessions of the Confederate Congress
  2. p. 267
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  1. Appendix II: Standing Committees of the Confederate Congresses
  2. pp. 268-289
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  1. Appendix III: Membership of the Congresses
  2. pp. 290-302
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  1. Appendix IV: Maps of Occupied Confederate Territory, 1861–1864
  2. pp. 303-306
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 307-319
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