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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
t Washington, and armies were contending along the borders of Bull's Run, the Third Session of the so-called Provisional Congress of the conspirators (who, as we have seen, had left the Senate-Chamber of the Capitol of Alabama, at Montgomery, May 21, 1861. wherein their Confederacy was formed) was commenced in the Capitol of Virginia, at Richmond, on the 20th of July. See page 547, volume I. There was a full attendance. The members assembled at noon, and were called to order by Howell Cobb,y belonging to an alien enemy; secondly, what was the character of such property, and what disposition had been made of any profit, interest, or rent accruing from the use thereof; thirdly, whether the citizen so questioned had, since the 21st day of May, 1861, been indebted to such alien enemy or enemies, and if so to what amount, and to what extent the debts had been discharged, and also to give the names of the creditors; fourthly, whether he knew of any property or interest belonging to such