General Officers of the Confederate Army, Officers of the Executive Departments of the Confederate States, Members of the Confederate Congress by States

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Neale publishing Company, 1911 - Confederate States of America - 188 pages

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Page 166 - THE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA shall consist of a red field, with a white space extending horizontally through the centre, and equal in width to one-third the width of the flag ; the red spaces above and below to be of the same width as the white. The union blue, extending down through the white space, and stopping at the lower red space ; in the centre of the union, a circle of white stars, corresponding in number with the States of the confederacy.
Page 135 - States be, and he is hereby, authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one additional major to the first regiment of light dragoons, the regiment of light artillery, each regiment of infantry, and the rifle regiment, in the army of the United States...
Page 168 - The width, two-thirds of its length; with the union, — now used as a battle-flag, — to be in width three-fifths of the width of the flag, and so proportioned as to leave the length of the field on the side of the union twice the width below it; to have a ground of red, and broad blue saltire thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with mullets or five-pointed stars, corresponding in number to that of the Confederate States.
Page 167 - ... manner equally striking, exercised their supreme power by giving to the Confederate President the right to assume control of, or, if necessary, to seize all telegraph lines within the limits of the Confederacy. CONTROL OF TELEGRAPHS. The first three sections of this law, approved May 11, 1861, were as follows: The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact that, during the existing war, the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to take such control of such of the...
Page 9 - That the five general officers provided by existing laws for the Confederate States shall have the rank and denomination of " General" instead of " Brigadier-General," which shall be the highest military grade known to the Confederate States.
Page 167 - The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the Flag of the Confederate States shall be as follows : The field to be white, the length double the width of the flag, with the union (now used as the...
Page 11 - General Robert E. Lee is assigned to duty at the seat of government, and, under the direction of the President, is charged with the conduct of the military operations in the armies of the Confederacy.
Page 12 - Authorized by acts of Congress approved September 18, 1862, and February 17, 1864, as follows: * (September 18, 1862.) That the sixth section of the act to provide for the public defence, approved on the sixth of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, be amended by adding, after the words "brigades into divisions...
Page 129 - SEC. 2. That the President may, in cases when in his opinion the public interest requires that he should do so, appoint major and brigadier generals with their appropriate staff, and also the field, company, and staff officers to regiments, battalions, companies, or squadrons, before the same are organized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and if said regiments, battalions, companies, or squadrons are not reported as complete within a reasonable time, the President may, in his discretion,...
Page 150 - First session. Met at Richmond, Va., May 2, 1864. Adjourned June 14, 1864. Second session. Met at Richmond, Va., November 7, 1864. Adjourned March 18, 1865.

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