Learning Lincoln On-line
FROM-- SET ONE, CIVIL WAR STUDIES
Topic One-hundred-thirteen: Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy
THE CONFEDERACY FORMS WITH SECESSION
A HISTORICAL SYNOPSIS
The Confederate States of America, or the Confederacy, was the government created by the 11 Southern states of the United States after they seceded from the Union. The Union refused to recognize the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia served as president and vice president, respectively, of the Confederacy. Four other slave statesóDelaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missourióremained in the Union. The latter two were actually represented on the Confederate flag, which, like the Stars and Stripes, featured a star for every state.