The Provisional Confederate Congress, for a time the legislative branch of the Confederate States of America, was the body which drafted the Confederate Constitution, elected Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy, and designed the first Confederate flag. Unlike the later bicameral Confederate Congress, the Provisional Congress consisted of only one house and its members were referred to as deputies and delegates.

Sessions[edit | edit source]

  • First Session 4 February 1861 – 16 March 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Second Session 29 April 1861 – 21 May 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Third Session 20 July 1861 – 31 August 1861 in Richmond, Virginia
  • Fourth Session 3 September 1861 (called) in Richmond, Virginia
  • Fifth Session 18 November 1861 – 17 February 1862 in Richmond, Virginia

Leadership[edit | edit source]

President of the Provisional Congress

President pro tempore

Members[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Deputies from the first seven states to secede formed the first two sessions of the Congress.






South Carolina


Delegates[edit | edit source]

Representatives from states to secede after the Battle of Fort Sumter were referred to as delegates, in contrast to the deputies from the original seven states.


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North Carolina

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Arizona Territory


See also[edit | edit source]

de:Provisorischer Konföderiertenkongress it:Congresso Provvisorio Confederato nl:Voorlopig Congres van de Geconfedereerde Staten van Amerika ja:アメリカ連合国臨時議会

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