Confederate Civil Service

Confederate Civil Service

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Confederate Civil Service was the civil service of the Confederate States of America, a separatist political entity that existed between 1861 and 1865. The Civil Service was created by the Provisional Government meeting on February 4, 1861, copying the same basic pattern as the previous United States federal government. The imbalance between the Union and the Confederation led to a "total war" setting for the Confederates, with all resources dedicated towards the war. This included conscription, radical taxation and the seizure of goods, and as such the Treasury and War departments were heavily expanded during the War to cope with the work. Of the 70,000-odd employees of the Confederate Civil Service over the course of the war, 57,124 worked for the Department of War. The Department employed large numbers of African-Americans, children and women, and without these they would have been unable to deal with the war work. The Civil Service ceased to exist in 1865, when the Confederacy was dissolved.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135824406
  • 9786135824407