Historical Documents

Confederate History and Heritage Month in the State of Texas
Senate Resolution Number 526

The following historic documents of and about the Confederacy are available for your perusal.

Read the headlines of the Boston paper, April 13, 1861.

Read the original 13th Amendment, proof that Mr. Lincoln's War was not fought over slavery.

Read an excellent article about the eight significant changes from the U.S.Constitution to the C.S. version.

The Declaration of Independence (1776) (drafted by Thomas Jefferson of Virginia) noted that nature's laws permit a people to declare independence from a corrupt government and went on to specify the corrupt actions of England that had led the United States of America to declare their independence.

Read the U.S. Constitution.

Read the 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Read an analysis of Texas vs. White In this court case, the Supreme Court, bothering itself little with such trivia as facts, declared secession to be illegal.

Read Robert E. Lee's General Order #9 issued to the Army of Northern Virginia after their surrender at Appomatox.

Read Cleburne's Memorial. This eloquent document was a proposal put forth on January 2, 1864 by
Major-General Patrick R. Cleburne to enlist 300,000 slaves in the Southern Army in exchange for their freedom.

Read an extremely harsh letter from General D.H. Hill to Union General Samuel Foster.
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Read a Letter written by a former Confederate POW to the New York Times, and their surprising reply!

Read a statement made to Congress in 1893 by Rep. James T. Harris, a former slave, on the subject of building monuments to Confederate soldiers.