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FROM-- SET ONE, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Topic One-hundred-thirteen:  Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy

 

THE CONFEDERACY FORMS WITH SECESSION

Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861-1863).svg

 

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.

 

State

Seceded
from Union

Readmitted
to Union

1.

South Carolina

Dec. 20, 1860

July 9, 1868

2.

Mississippi

Jan. 9, 1861

Feb. 23, 1870

3.

Florida

Jan. 10, 1861

June 25, 1868

4.

Alabama

Jan. 11, 1861

July 13, 1868

5.

Georgia

Jan. 19, 1861

July 15, 18702

6.

Louisiana

Jan. 26, 1861

July 9, 1868

7.

Texas

March 2, 1861

March 30, 1870

8.

Virginia

April 17, 1861

Jan. 26, 1870

9.

Arkansas

May 6, 1861

June 22, 1868

10.

North Carolina

May 20, 1861

July 4, 1868

11.

Tennessee

June 8, 1861

July 24, 1866