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  Arlington National Cemetery:: Visitor_Information
Family members of Confederate soldiers were denied permission to decorate their loved ones' graves and in extreme cases were even denied entrance to the cemetery.
By the end of 1901 all the Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemeteries at Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Soldiers' Home in Washington were brought together with the soldiers buried at Arlington and reinterred in the Confederate section.
The Confederate Monument was unveiled before a large crowd of northerners and southerners on June 4, 1914, the 106th anniversary of the birthday of the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis.
www.arlingtoncemetery.org /visitor_information/Confederate_Memorial.html   (1044 words)

  
  Constitution of the Confederate States of America - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
The Senate of the Confederate States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen for six years by the Legislature thereof, at the regular session next immediately preceding the commencement of the term of service; and each Senator shall have one vote.
The Confederate States shall guarantee to every State that now is, or hereafter may become, a member of this Confederacy, a republican form of government; and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the Legislature or of the Executive when the Legislature is not in session) against domestic violence.
Adopted unanimously by the Congress of the Confederate States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, sitting in Convention at the capitol, in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, on the Eleventh day of March, in the year Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-One.
www.usconstitution.net /csa.html   (3616 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Constitution of the Confederate States; March 11, 1861
They shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.
The powers not delegated to the Confederate States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people thereof.
Adopted unanimously by the Congress of the Confederate States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, sitting in convention at the capitol, the city of Montgomery, Ala., on the eleventh day of March, in the year eighteen hundred and Sixty-one.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/csa/csa.htm   (3108 words)

  
  Journal of the Confederate Congress Home Page: U.S. Congressional Documents
The Journals of the Senate, 1st Congress of the Confederate States of America, are found in volume 2 (1st and 2nd sessions) and volume 3 (3rd and 4th sessions).
The Journals of the House of Representatives of the 1st Congress of the Confederate States of America are found in volume 5 (1st and 2nd sessions) and volume 6 (3rd and 4th sessions).
The Journals of the House of Representatives of the 2nd Confederate Congress are found in volume 7 (1st and 2nd sessions).
memory.loc.gov /ammem/amlaw/lwcc.html   (268 words)

  
  Confederate States of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Confederate States of America was formed on February 4, 1861, by seven Southern states (South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana) after confirmation of the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States.
Based to a certain extent on both the Articles of Confederation and on the United States Constitution, it reflected a stronger philosophy of states' rights, curtailing the power of the central authority, and also contained explicit protection of the institution of slavery, though international slave trading was prohibited.
Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, ruler of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the brother-in-law of Queen Victoria, appointed Ernst Raven as consul to the Confederate government in 1861.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Confederate_States_of_America   (3541 words)

  
 Confederate States Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Confederate States Army (CSA) was formed in February 1861 to defend the Confederate States of America, which had itself been formed that same year when seven southern states seceded from the United States (with four more to follow).
The Confederate War Department was established by the Confederate Congress in an Act of February 21, 1861.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis, himself a former U.S. Army officer and U.S. Secretary of War, provided the strategic direction for Confederate land and naval forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Confederate_Army   (1358 words)

  
 A Brief History of the Confederate Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After it was learned that both Federal and Confederate troops wore badges of red flannel, officials of both armies accused their opponents of using the markings and colors of the other side as a military strategem.
On October 1, 1861, the Confederate War Department authorized the use of the new battle flag by the Army of the Potomac, which was later renamed the Army of Northern Virginia by General Robert E. Lee.
In the receding memories of the Confederate veterans, who adopted it as their official insignia, the battle flag was the soldier's banner, not the colors of the Confederacy.
mshistory.k12.ms.us /features/feature2/histconflag.html   (2949 words)

  
 Confederate States of America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It also reflected a stronger philosophy of states' rights, curtailing the power of the central authority: the Confederate government was prohibited from instituting protective tariffs or from using revenues collected in one state for funding internal improvements in another state.
The Confederate Congress responded to the hostilities by formally declaring war on the United States in May 1861 — calling it "The War between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America." The Union government never declared war but conducted its war efforts under a proclamation of blockade and rebellion.
The Confederate military leadership included many veterans from the United States Army and United States Navy who had resigned their Federal commissions and had been appointed to senior positions in the Confederate armed forces.
www.tocatch.info /en/Confederate_States_of_America.htm   (5220 words)

  
 Confederate Soldiers
While the confederate soldier's appearance was often shabby, it was his spirit which led him to the charge.
Furthermore, Confederate soldiers were poorly funded, and would sometimes have to wait months before being compensated for their service, which meant their families, left behind and waiting for support, would often go months without eating.
There were fewer deserters amongst the Confederates than the Union forces, but those who did abandoned the fight out of desperation, tired of starving, being away from their families (sometimes their parents since many were still teenaged boys), and afraid to die.
www.civilwarsoldier.com /cws_confederate_soldiers.htm   (545 words)

  
 Confederacy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation enhanced the Union cause in the eyes of the average Briton, and the British government, no matter how pro-Confederate some of its individual members were, was not disposed to fly in the face of popular opinion.
The Confederate cruisers built or bought in England were a scourge to the U.S. merchant marine, and later at the settlement of the Alabama claims, Great Britain was adjudged partly responsible for their depredations; but beyond this the Confederate missions of James M. Mason, John Slidell, William L. Yancey, and others in Europe achieved little.
The Confederate army early found that volunteers alone were insufficient, and the first conscription law was passed in Apr., 1862.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/Confeder.html   (1421 words)

  
 Terran Confederacy - StarCraft Wiki- A complete database on the StarCraft universe; StarCraft II, Lore, Characters, and ...
Arcturus Mengsk, Angus' son, a former Confederate Colonel and prospector, was embarrassed by his father's actions, and while aware of Confederate corruption, was generally uninterested in Koprulu Sector politics.
Confederate aid was not forthcoming and the major Confederate action prior to a full-scale withdrawal was carried out by a single platoon to ensure the destruction of a classified piece of equipment - a psi-emitter.
Confederate forces deployed to Halcyon to interdict movement from Antiga to Tarsonis.
starcraft.wikia.com /wiki/Terran_Confederacy   (2017 words)

  
 Chattanooga Confederate Cemeteries
The Confederate Cemetery lies east of the Citizens' Cemetery [The historic cemetery gate is directly across Third Street from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Holt Hall].
Confederate soldiers, who died or were killed earlier than Jan. I, 1863, or later than May I, 1863, are not included in this list, and no complete list of their names has been preserved.
Cooke, who worked faithfully for the Confederate cause and was a leader in the movement to preserve the cemetery and raise a monument to the dead, is buried beside her husband, a gallant Confederate soldier.Title in the Confederate Cemetery was vested in Mrs.
www.utc.edu /commdept/ConfCem/ConfederateCem.html   (1389 words)

  
 The Confederate States of America Constitution
They shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.
Section I. (I) The judicial power of the Confederate States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish.
The powers not delegated to the Confederate States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people thereof.
americancivilwar.com /documents/confederate_constitution.html   (3346 words)

  
 USFlag.org: A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - Confederate Stars and Bars
Although less well known than the "Confederate Battle Flags",the Stars and Bars was used as the official flag of the Confederacy from March 1861 to May of 1863.
The best-known Confederate flag, however, was the Battle Flag, the familiar "Southern Cross".
It was carried by Confederate troops in the field which were the vast majority of forces under the confederacy.
www.usflag.org /history/confederatestarsandbars.html   (1067 words)

  
 Battle of Port Gibson
The Confederates contested the thrust and the battle began in earnest.
The action at Port Gibson underscored Confederate inability to defend the line of the Mississippi River and to respond to amphibious operations.
Confederate Soldiers are buried at Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson.
www.nps.gov /archive/vick/vcmpgn/ptgibson.htm   (595 words)

  
 Confederate States of America - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Confederate States of America is the alternate version of the United States.
The Confederate States of America, also known as "Dixieland", " are a group of states that seceded from the United States of America, and showed the world the brilliance of conducting lightning operations.
The Confederate States won the war, taking Missouri, Maryland, Delaware, Holyoke, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland as it's territories.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Confederate_States_of_America   (600 words)

  
 Confederate Desertion
The "lack-of-will" thesis, which blames Confederate defeat on rot from within, prevailed in the 1980s, and it was strongly rooted in the "social history" half of the Civil War bookshelf.
Confederate soldiers found themselves torn between two duties, one to the Confederacy, one to their families.
But as Confederate armies became less able to protect these institutions, and as Southern slaves began acting out in the countryside, Confederate soldiers began to choose loyalty to home and family over loyalty to the Confederate cause.
www.etymonline.com /cw/desert.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Confederate Desertion
The "lack-of-will" thesis, which blames Confederate defeat on rot from within, prevailed in the 1980s, and it was strongly rooted in the "social history" half of the Civil War bookshelf.
The number of Confederate deserters is often given as "around 104,000;" a more accurate figure, accounting for those who voluntarily returned to duty, or who were incorrectly marked, would be lower.
Confederate soldiers found themselves torn between two duties, one to the Confederacy, one to their families.
etymonline.com /cw/desert.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Introduction to Confederate States stamps and postal history
Confederate collecting is also very much about "history" as the War Between the States is considered by many historians as being the defining period in our country's history.
The last shot of the war is recorded as being fired by the Confederate Naval Cruiser "Shenandoah" in an attack on Union whaling vessels in the North Pacific on 28 JUN 1865.
During the summer of 1861 when there were no Confederate postage stamps available, a few enterprising postmasters contracted with local printers with the full permission of the CSA government to print their own stamps solely for local use and only until such time as regular issue Confederate stamps were available.
www.csalliance.org /Kimbrough.htm   (3750 words)

  
 Military Medicine: Confederate Navy medicine
Confederate Navy ironclads, such as the Virginia and the Albemarle, kept Southern ports and rivers safe from capture and open for blockade runners.
The demand for additional naval medical officers was such that the Confederate Congress passed legislation in April 1862 that increased OMS physician levels to the following: I surgeon general, 20 surgeons, 15 passed assistant surgeons, and 30 assistant surgeons.
The Confederate War Department, in contrast, had a total appropriation of $2,180,700,000.4 Approximately $1,716,500 (2% of the naval appropriations) was budgeted for the Navy's Medical Department during the nearly 5 years of conflict.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3912/is_199911/ai_n8855052   (964 words)

  
 Confederate Manufactures
It is a fact that the Confederate Government had a factory in Augusta, Georgia, known as the Augusta Machine Works, but what war materials it produced has never been verified.
In Confederate Handguns by Bill Albaugh presents two letters and a deposition stating that handguns were made at the Machine Works.
Early in the war, George Tennant, one of the principals, went abroad where he purchased considerable supplies for the Confederate States Navy among which were navy buttons of all sizes, regulation, naval officer's swords and naval cutlasses.
www.civilwarartillery.com /confederate_manufactures.htm   (7259 words)

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