New records from the holdings of the Center for Legislative Archives went on display this week at the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) to tell the story of “Congress and the Civil War”. The documents posted above show the new additions to the exhibit which will be on view for the next 6 months. The Center for Legislative Archives provides exhibit support and roughly half the documents for the CVC.
Senate resolution declaring vacant the seats of seceding senators, 3/14/1861, Records of the U.S. Senate
Senate seating chart, Congressional Directory, 1863, Publications of the U.S. Government
Map of the U.S. including Western Territories, 12/1848, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
Memorial of Clara Barton praying for the establishment of some mdoe of ascertaining information concering mission soliders, 2/1/1866, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
Rolls of missing soldiers accompanying the memorial of Clara Barton, 7/1865, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
An Act for the release of certain person from service of labor in the District of Columbia, 4/16/1862, General Records of the U.S. Government