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Election ballot from Confederate Presidential election

Election ballot from Confederate Presidential election

Descriptive Summary

Title: Election ballot from Confederate Presidential election
Creator: Confederate States of America
Inclusive Dates: 1861
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3596
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Confederate States of America formed when the Southern states seceded from the Union and in doing so initiated the Civil War. The only person to hold the Confederate Presidential office was Jefferson Davis, who was President from February 18, 1861, to May 5, 1865, his Vice President being Alexander Hamilton Stephens.

Scope and Content

This collection contains an electoral ticket from the Confederate Presidential Election listing Jefferson Davis for President and Alexander H. Stephens for Vice President. On the back is the signature of an unknown man, John Leach.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Election ballot from Confederate Presidential election, ms3596, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Ballot, 1861 Access Online