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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 12, 1863

Third Session of Confederate Congress Convened

The third session of the First Confederate Congress convened in Richmond, Virginia. Representing Georgia were Benjamin H. Hill and Herschel Johnson as Senators, with Alexander Stephens as Vice-President.

The House of Representatives members from Georgia were:

Julian Hartridge Charles James Munnerlyn Hines Holt Porter Ingram Augustus Holmes Kenan David William Lewis William White Clark Robert Pleasant Trippe Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell Hardy Strickland Augustus Romaldus Wright

The Confederate Union of Milledgeville would print a review of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ opening remarks to the Congress.

Click here to see the Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America from Library of Congress.

Image of Confederate Union
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