March 6, 1861 – Confederate Congress calls for 100,000 volunteers

March 6 – The new Confederate Congress authorizes the use of 100,000 volunteer soldiers for twelve months.

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Confederate States Capitol (1865)

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  1. The bill was titled “An Act to provide for the Public Defence” and it authorized the Confederate government to enroll up to 100,000 volunteers into the Confederate Army.

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