March 18, 1865: Confederate Congress Adjourns Forever

Confederate Congress



The Second Confederate Congress adjourned after its second session on March 18, 1865, never to reconvene due to the military defeat of the Confederacy.  The Confederate Congress tends to cut a poor figure in most Civil War histories which is somewhat unfair.  It passed almost all legislation that the Davis administration requested to fight the War, and its legislative accomplishments over four years will bear comparison to the United States Congress during the same time period.  The Confederate Congress was attempting to create a new nation which from its birth was involved in a War with a much stronger power.  Under the circumstances it was amazing that they were able to follow orderly processes in chaotic times and pass as much legislation as they did.

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The Birthday of Saint Patrick

In a vision of the night, I saw a man whose name was Victoricus coming as it from Ireland with innumerable letters, and he gave me one of them, and I read the beginning of the letter: “The Voice of the Irish”, and as I was reading the beginning of the letter I seemed at that moment to hear the voice of those who were beside the forest of Foclut which is near the western sea, and the were crying as if with one voice: “‘We beg you, holy youth, that you shall come and shall walk again among us.” And I was stung intensely in my heart so that I could read no more, and thus I awoke. Thanks be to God, because after so many ears the Lord bestowed on them according to their cry.

Saint Patrick




Something for the weekend.  The Birthday of Saint Patrick.  The Irish have a talent of joking about those things most dear to them, including Ireland’s greatest Saint.  My family belongs to Saint Pat’s Parish in Dwight.  After 5:00 PM Mass my family will be joining the rest of the parish for an Irish dinner, no it will not be an Irish seven course meal of a six pack and a potato, and some Irish music.  It is a grand day to be Irish!

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