Confederate Cabinet Officers from Virginia
The Confederate States of America was established as a government separate from the
United States of America on February 4, 1861. Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the Confederacy's provisional president
on February 18, 1861, and then, on February 22, 1862, as its first elected president.
The government endured the length of the American Civil War (1861–1865), with the following Virginians serving in
Davis's cabinet. MORE...
Secretaries of State
[Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter] (1809–1887),
appointed by Jefferson Davis
and served July 25, 1861–February 17, 1862.
Secretaries of War
George Wythe Randolph
(1818–1867), appointed by Jefferson Davis and served March 24, 1862–November 15, 1862.
[James Alexander Seddon] (1815–1880),
appointed by Jefferson Davis and served November 21, 1862–February 5, 1865.
Salmon, Emily J. and Edward D. C. Campbell Jr., eds. The Hornbook
of Virginia History: A Ready-Reference Guide to the Old Dominion's People, Places,
and Past. Fourth Edition. Richmond, Virginia: The Library of Virginia,
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