The Beginning of the Civil War
May 1, 2013 to August 28, 2013
The Constitution of the Confederate States of America will highlight this exhibit. Also the manuscript of the song Dixie will be shown for the first time. However, this exhibit will be special for other first time presentations whose existence that are not normally known.
One such is
The Civil War Proclamation of the United States
Congressional Resolution on the Forth of July 1861
Declaring the Determination of Congress
to maintain the
Supremacy of the Government
Integrity of the Union
" ... we the representatives of the people and States respectively, do hereby declare our fixed determination to maintain the supremacy of the government and the integrity of the Union of all the United States; and to this end, as far as we may do so, we pledge the entire resources of the government and people, until all rebels shall submit to the one and cease their efforts to destroy the other.”
Another such is
The Confederate States of America Master Plan (January 31, 1862)
signed by Gen. Beauregard, Gen. Johnston and Gen. Smith summarizing the summit between the Generals and the President, Jefferson Davis at Fairfax Courthouse in Virginia in October 1861.