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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
Green was selected as the new capital of the State. Commissioners were appointed to treat with the Confederate Government, for the admission of Kentucky into the league; The Commissioners were: Henry C. Burnett, W. E. Simons, and William Preston. and before the close of December the arrangement was made, and so-called representatives of that great commonwealth were chosen by the Legislative council Dec. 16, 1861. to seats in the Congress at Richmond. These were: Henry C. Burnett, John Thomas, Thomas L. Burnett, S. H. Ford, Thomas B. Johnson, George W. Ewing. Dr. D. V. White, John M. Elliott, Thomas B. Monroe, and George B. Hodge. On the day when these men were chosen by the Council, two of them — Henry C. Burnett and Thomas Monroe — were sworn in at Richmond as members of the Confederate Senate. Of such usurpers of the political rights of the people, the Confederate Congress, so called, was composed. The people had nothing to do with the matter, and the ridiculous farce did