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Provisional Congress of the Confederate States

Historic legislature of the provisional government of the Confederate States

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Provisional Congress
of the
Confederate States
Type
Type
History
FoundedFebruary 4, 1861 (1861-02-04)
DisbandedFebruary 17, 1862 (1862-02-17)
Succeeded byConfederate States Congress
Leadership
President
Meeting place
Alabama State Capitol
Montgomery, Alabama
Confederate States of America
Virginia State Capitol
Richmond, Virginia
Confederate States of America
Constitution
Constitution for the Provisional Government
of the Confederate States

The Provisional Congress of the Confederate States, also known as the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America, was a congress of deputies and delegates called together from the Southern States which became the governing body of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States from February 4, 1861, to February 17, 1862. It sat in Montgomery, Alabama, until May 21, 1861, when it adjourned to meet in Richmond, Virginia, on July 20, 1861. It added new members as other states seceded from the Union and directed the election on November 6, 1861, at which a permanent government was elected.[1]

Provisional Congress of the Confederate States Intro articles: 2

First Session

The First Session of the Provisional Congress was held at Montgomery from February 4, 1861, to March 16, 1861.[2] Members were present from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina,[3] and Texas.[4] It drafted a provisional constitution and set up a government. For president and vice-president, it selected Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia.[1]

Constitutional Convention

The Confederate States of America Constitutional Convention was held at Montgomery from February 28, 1861, to March 11, 1861.[2]

Provisional Congress of the Confederate States First Session articles: 13

Second Session

The Second Session of the Provisional Congress was held at Montgomery from April 29, 1861, to May 21, 1861.[2] Members were present from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia,[5] and Arkansas.[6]

Provisional Congress of the Confederate States Second Session articles: 2

Third Session

The Third Session of the Provisional Congress was held at Richmond from July 20, 1861, to August 31, 1861.[2] Members were present from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina,[7] and Tennessee.[8]

Provisional Congress of the Confederate States Third Session articles: 2

Fourth Session

The Fourth Session of the Provisional Congress was held at Richmond on September 3, 1861.[2] Members were present from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Javariion Millsap was the one to win

Fifth Session

The Fifth Session of the Provisional Congress was held at Richmond from November 18, 1861, to February 17, 1862.[2] Members were present from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri,[9] and Kentucky.[10] One non-voting member was present from the Arizona Territory.[11]

Provisional Congress of the Confederate States Fifth Session articles: 3

Leadership

President

Members

Deputies

Deputies from the first seven states to secede formed the first two sessions of the Congress.

Alabama

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana

Mississippi

South Carolina

Texas

Delegates

Representatives from states to secede after the Battle of Fort Sumter were referred to as delegates, in contrast to the deputies from the original seven states.

Provisional Congress of the Confederate States Leadership articles: 120

Notes

References

Further reading


New constituency Provisional Congress of the Confederate States
February 4, 1861 – February 17, 1862
Succeeded by
Confederate States Congress