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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 08, 1861

Provisional Confederate Constitution Adopted

The Convention of Seceded States formed the Confederate States of America by adopting a provisional Constitution, based on the U.S. Constitution.

Image of the Provisional Confederate Constitution (The document is thought to have been hand written by T.R.R. Cobb; he definitely was on the committee charged to draft it)

Transcription of the Provisional Confederate Constitution

Signers of the Provisional Confederate Constitution