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The Congress of the Confederate States ends its first session in Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama, February 1861, artist's impression, zoomable image
03/16/1861

The Congress of the Confederate States sitting in Montgomery, Alabama with representatives from the seceded states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, and Texas, ended its first session. In six weeks the body produced a new constitution, formed an executive branch, and passed legislation that established up much of the structure of the Confederacy. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 
Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865, Volume 1 (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1904), 5-158.

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