Tag Archives: Confederate States of America

6 January 1862: “Smuggling was spoken [of] and Mr. Memminger said the Gov’t winked at it because of our necessities…”

Item description: Entry, 6 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written in Richmond, Va. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: From the Thomas Bragg Papers, 3304-z, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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3 January 1862: “Upon the whole it will be almost certain that they will involve themselves in a war with England before the winter is over.”

Item description: Entry, 3 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863) written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. This entry comments on the Trent Affair and foreign relations and relates … Continue reading

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27 June 1861: An Ordinance to Cede to the Confederate States, the Property in and Jurisdiction over the Forts, Light Houses, Beacons, Marine Hospitals and Mint in North Carolina

Item description: An ordinance by the North Carolina Secession Convention ceding parcels of land formerly held by the United States government to the new government of the Confederate States of America. Item Transciption: [No. 29.] AN ORDINANCE TO CEDE TO … Continue reading

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19 June 1861: “An Ordinance to Ratify the Constitution of the Confederate States of America”

Item description: An ordinance, passed by the North Carolina Secession Convention, to ratify the Constitution of the Confederate States of America. Item Transciption: [No. 11.] AN ORDINANCE TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WHEREAS, On the … Continue reading

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5 June 1861: “…jurisdiction…is hereby ceded to the Confederate States of America, for the purpose of maintaining and erecting therein Arsenals, Magazines, or other necessary buildings…”

Item description: “An Ordinance Vesting in the Confederate States of America Jurisdiction Over Certain Tracts of Land in the Town of Fayetteville and County of Cumberland” No. 2. Item Transcription: [No. 2.] AN ORDINANCE VESTING IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF … Continue reading

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14 May 1861: “…all prizes of vessels and property captured by private armed ships…”

Item description: “AN ACT Regulating the sale of Prizes, and the distribution thereof.” No. 126. Item transcription: [click here to view a full transcription of the acts and resolutions via Documenting the American South] Item citation: From Acts and resolutions … Continue reading

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