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Confederate collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0003

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes Confederate bank notes, a term paper written about four Confederate statues in the west Georgia region, and a pamphlet authored by Marcus J. Wright called “Story of the Confederacy as told by the Records of their Government.”

Dates

  • Approximately 1861-1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Biographical/Historical note

The Confederate States of America (CSA) was a secessionist government established in 1861. It originally consisted of seven states: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Other states such as Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Virginia joined later after fighting began. During the Montgomery Convention of 1861, these states met in order to create a constitution and elect officials. During this convention, Jefferson Davis became provisional President and Alexander Stephens provisional Vice-President until November 6 of that same year when both were officially elected to their respective offices. In regards to their constitution, it took much from the government of the United States, although they attempted to give more power to the states. The Confederacy lasted until the end of the Civil War when various factors brought on by weak government, poor economy, and intense warfare caused the collapse of the government and the readmittance of the eleven seceded states back into the Union.

Extent

0.2 Linear feet (1 folder and 1 OV folder)

Language

English

Overview

These are various items gathered in one collection because provenance is not apparent and the theme of these materials is the Confederate government and army of the Civil War.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically in file.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Unknown

Processing Information note

Processed by Suzanne Durham in 2008.
Title
Guide to the Confederate collection MS-0003
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Suzanne Durham
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States