Confederate States of America: Polity Style: 1861-1865

8 Feb 1861 the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina constituted a confederation under the name of the Confederate States of America in accordance with the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America (passed by the Provisional Congress on 8 Feb 1861, effective upon passing) (Journal of the Confederate Congress, 1:39; Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, 1-8)
8 Feb 1861 - 10 May 1865 Confederate States of America
10 May 1865 President of the Confederate States of America is captured by the armed forces of the United States [1]

[1] 10 May 1865 is taken as a notional date for marking the end of the Confederate States of America as a polity. The capital of the Confederate States was captured on 3 Apr 1865 by the armed forces of the United States followed by the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia (9 Apr 1865), a major military force of the Confederacy. The government of the Confederate States continued to function, moving from Virginia to North Carolina to Georgia until the president and other members of the cabinet were captured.
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