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Encyclopedia > First Confederate Congress

The First Confederate Congress was the first regular session of the legislature of the Confederate States of America. Members of the First Confederate Congress were chosen in elections held in November 1861.

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Sessions

All sessions of the 1st Confederate Congress met in the Confederacy's capitol of Richmond, Virginia.

Members

Senate

Alabama

Arkansas

Florida

  • James McNair Baker
  • Augustus Emmet Maxwell

Georgia

  • Robert Augustus Toombs was elected, but refused to serve; John Wood Lewis, Sr.; Herschel Vespasian Johnson
  • Benjamin Harvey Hill

Kentucky

  • Henry Cornelius Burnett
  • William Emmet Simms

Louisiana

  • Thomas Jenkins Semmes
  • Edward Sparrow

Mississippi

Missouri

  • John Bullock Clark, Sr.
  • Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton, died in office; succeeded by Waldo Porter Johnson

North Carolina

South Carolina

Tennessee

  • Landon Carter Haynes, Sr.
  • Gustavus Adolphus Henry, Sr.

Texas

  • William Simpson Oldham, Sr.
  • Louis Trezevant Wigfall

Virginia

House of Representatives

Alabama

  • William Parish Chilton, Sr.
  • David Clopton
  • Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry
  • Edmund Strother Dargan
  • Thomas Jefferson Foster
  • Francis Strother Lyon
  • James Lawrence Pugh
  • John Perkins Ralls
  • William Russell Smith

Arkansas

Florida

  • James Baird Dawkins, resigned; succeeded by John Marshall Martin
  • Robert Benjamin Hilton

Georgia

  • William White Clark
  • Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell
  • Julian Hartridge
  • Hines Holt, resigned; succeeded by Porter Ingram
  • Augustus Holmes Kenan
  • David William Lewis
  • Charles James Munnerlyn
  • Hardy Strickland
  • Robert Pleasant Trippe
  • Augusuts Romaldus Wright

Kentucky

  • Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr.
  • Eli Metcalfe Bruce
  • Horatio Washington Bruce
  • Theodore Legrand Burnett
  • James Stone Chrisman
  • John Watkins Crockett, Jr.
  • John Milton Elliott
  • George Washington Ewing
  • George Baird Hodge
  • Willis Benson Machen
  • James William Moore
  • Henry English Read

Louisiana

  • Charles Magill Conrad
  • Lucius Jacques Dupré
  • Duncan Farrar Kenner
  • Henry Marshall
  • John Perkins, Jr.
  • Charles Jacques Villeré

Mississippi

  • Ethelbert Barksdale
  • Henry Cousins Chambers
  • Jeremiah Watkins Clapp
  • Reuben Davis, resigned; succeeded by William Dunbar Holder
  • John Jones McRae
  • Otho Robards Singleton
  • Israel Victor Welch

Missouri

  • Caspar Wistar Bell
  • Aaron H. Conrow
  • William Mordecai Cooke, Sr., died in office.
  • Thomas W. Freeman
  • Thomas Alexander Harris
  • George Graham Vest

North Carolina

  • Archibald Hunter Arrington
  • Thomas Samuel Ashe
  • Robert Rufus Bridgers
  • Allen Turner Davidson
  • Burgess Sidney Gaither
  • Own Rand Kenan
  • William Lander
  • Thomas David Smith McDowell
  • James Robert McLean
  • William Nathan Harrell Smith

South Carolina

  • Lewis Malone Ayer, Jr..
  • Milledge Luke Bonham, resigned; William Dunlap Simpson
  • William Water Boyce
  • James Farrow
  • John McQueen
  • William Porcher Miles

Tennessee

  • John DeWitt Clinton Atkins
  • David Maney Currin
  • Henry Stuart Foote
  • Erasmus Lee Gardenhire
  • Meredith Poindexter Gentry
  • Joseph Brown Heiskell; resigned
  • George Washington Jones
  • Thomas Menees
  • William Graham Swan
  • William Henry Tibbs
  • John Vines Wright

Texas

  • Malcolm Duncan Graham
  • Peter W. Gray
  • Caleb Claiborne Herbert
  • Franklin Barlow Sexton
  • John Allen Wilcox, died in office.
  • William Bacon Wright

Virginia

  • John Brown Baldwin
  • Thomas Stanhope Bocock
  • Alexander Robinson Boteler, Sr.
  • John Randolph Chambliss, Sr.
  • Charles Fenton Collier
  • Daniel Coleman DeJarnette, Sr.
  • Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett, died in office.
  • John Goode, Jr.
  • James Philemon Holcombe
  • Albert Gallatin Jenkins, resigned; succeeded by Samuel Augustine Miller
  • Robert Johnston
  • James Lyons
  • Walter Preston
  • Roger Atkinson Pryor, resigned; succeeded by David Funsten
  • William Smith
  • Waller Redd Staples

Territorial Delegates

Arizona Territory

  • Marcus H. MacWillie

Cherokee Nation

Choctaw Nation

  • Robert McDonald Jones

See also


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