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The Confederate States Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1862.
Being the Second after Bissextile, or Leap Year,
the Eighty-Sixth of American Independence, and
the Second of the Confederate States.
Calculations Made at the University of Alabama:

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Ed. by Summers, T. O. (Thomas Osmond) 1812-1882


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(title page) The Confederate States Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1862. Being the Second after Bissextile, or Leap Year, the Eighty-Sixth of American Independence, and the Second of the Confederate States. Calculations Made at the University of Alabama.
Ed. by T. O. Summers.
31 p., ill.
Nashville, Tenn. :
Southern Methodist Publishing House,
1862.

Call number 4992 Conf. (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


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THE
CONFEDERATE STATES ALMANAC
FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
1862.
BEING THE SECOND AFTER BISSEXTILE, OR LEAP YEAR, THE
EIGHTY-SIXTH
OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, AND THE SECOND OF
THE CONFEDERATE STATES.
CALCULATIONS MADE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA.

EDITED BY T. O. SUMMERS, D. D.

Nashville, Tenn.:
SOUTHERN METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE.
1862.

[Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1861, by J. B. M'FERRIN,
AG'T, in the office of the
District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.]


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THE STARS AND BARS.


                         'Tis sixty-two:--and sixty-one,
                         With the old Union, now is gone,
                         Reeking with bloody wars--
                         Gone with that ensign, once so prized,
                         The stars and stripes, now so despised--
                         Struck for the stars and bars.


                         The burden once of patriot's song,
                         Now badge of tyranny and wrong,
                         For us no more it waves:
                         We claim the stars--the stripes we yield,
                         We give them up on every field,
                         Where fight the Southern braves.


                         Our motto this, "God and our right,"
                         For sacred liberty we fight -
                         Not for the lust of power:
                         Compelled by wrongs the sword t' unsheathe
                         We'll fight, be free, or cease to breathe--
                         We'll die before we cower.


                         By all the blood our fathers shed.
                         We will from tyranny be freed -
                         We will not conquered be:
                         Like them, no higher power we own
                         But God's--we bow to him alone--
                         We will, we will be free!


                         For homes and altars we contend,
                         Assured that God will us defend--
                         He makes our cause his own:
                         Not of our gallant patriot host,
                         Not of brave leaders, do we boast -
                         We trust to God alone.


                         Sumter, and Bethel, and Bull Run,
                         Witnessed fierce battles fought and won,
                         By aid of Power Divine:
                         We met the fee, who us defied,
                         In all his pomp, in all his pride,
                         Shouting, "Manasseh's mine!"


                         It was not thine, thou boasting foe!
                         We laid thy vandal legions low--
                         We made them bite the sod:
                         At Lexington the braggart yields,
                         Leesburg, Belmont, and other fields--
                         Still help us, mighty God!


                         Thou smiledst on the patriot seven--
                         Thou smilest on the brave eleven
                         Free, Independent States:
                         Their number thou wilt soon increase.*
                         And bless them with a lasting peace,
                         Within their happy gates.


                         No more shall violence then be heard,
                         Wasting, destruction, no more feared,
                         In all this Southern land:
                         "Praise," she her gates devoutly calls,
                         "Salvation" her Heaven-guarded walls -
                         What shall her power withstand?


                         "The little one," by Heavenly aid,
                         "A thousand is--the small one made,
                         "A nation--O, how strong!"
                         Jehovah, who the right befriends,
                         Jehovah, who our flag defends,
                         Is hastening it along!

        * As this is to going to press, the telegraph reports that the number is increased to twelve, by the admission of Missouri.


GOVERNMENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.

        JEFFERSON DAVIS, of Miss., President.

        ALEX. H. STEPHENS, of Ga., Vice-President.

        COL. JOSEPH DAVIS, of Miss., Aid to the President.

        CAPT. R. JOSSELYN, of Miss., Private Secretary of the President.

        R. M. T. HUNTER, Va., Secretary of State. WM. M. BROWNE, Assistant Secretary of of State. P. P. DANDRIDGE, Chief Clerk.

        C. G. MEMMINGER, S. C., Secretary of the Treasury. P. CLAYTON, Ga., Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. H. D. CAPERS, Chief Clerk of the Department. LEWIS CRUGER, S. C., Comptroller and Solicitor. BOLLING BAKER, Ga., 1st Auditor. W. H. S. TAYLOR, La., 2d Auditor. ROBERT TYLER, Va., Register. E. C. ELMORE, Ala., Treasurer.

        J. P. BENJAMIN, La., Secretary of War. A. T. BLEDSOE, Va., Chief Clerk of the Department. S. COOPER, Va., Adjutant and Inspector General of the C. S. Army. LIEUT. COL. B. CHILTON and CAPT. J. WITHERS, S. C., Assistants Adj. and Inspector Gen'l. COL. R. TAYLOR, Ky., Quartermaster General. COL. A. C. MYERS, S. C. , Assistant Quartermaster General. LIEUT. COL. NORTHROP, S. C., Commissary Genl. COL. J. GORGAS, Va., Chief of Ordnance. COL. S. P. MOORE,(M. D.,) S. C., Surgeon General. CAPT. C. H. SMITH, (M. D.,) Va., Assistant Surgeon General. CAPT. LEG. G. CAPERS, (M. D.,) S. C., Chief Clerk of the Medical Department. MAJ. D. HUBBARD, Ala., Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

        S. R. MALLORY, Fla., Secretary of the Navy. COM. E. M. TIDBALL, Va., Chief Clerk of the Department. COM. D. N . INGRAHAM, S. C., Chief of Ordnance, Construction, and Repair. CAPT. GEORGE MINOR, Va., Inspector of Ordnance. COM. L. ROSSEAU, La., Chief of Medicine and Surgery. CAPT. JOHN DEBREE, Chief of Clothing and Provisions.

        EX. GOV. BRAGG, N. C., Attorney General. WADE KEYS, Ala., Assistant Attorney Gen'l. R. R. RHODES, Miss., Commissioner of Patents. G. E. W. NELSON, Ga., Superintendent of Public Printing. R. M. SMITH, Va., Public Printer.

        JOHN H. REAGAN, Texas, Postmaster General. H. S. OFFUT, Va., Chief Contract Bureau. B. N. CLEMENS, Tenn., Chief Appointment Bureau. J. L. HARRELL, Ala., Chief Finance Bureau. W. D. MILLER, Texas, Chief Clerk of Department.


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ECLIPSES IN 1862. SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC. MORNING AND EVENING STARS. CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES. EMBER DAYS

ECLIPSES IN 1862.

        In the year 1862, there will be five eclipses; three of the Sun and two of the Moon. I. A total eclipse of the Moon, June 12, visible as follows:

        II. An eclipse of the Sun, June 27, invisible in the Confederate States; visible in the Indian Ocean.

        III. An eclipse of the Sun, Nov. 21, quite small, and visible only about the South pole.

        IV. A total eclipse of the Moon, Dec. 6, visible as follows:

        V. A partial eclipse of the Sun, Dec. 20, invisible in the Confederate States--visible in the Northern part of the Eastern hemisphere.

SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.

MORNING AND EVENING STARS.

        Venus will be evening star until March 1, and morning star the rest of the year. Jupiter will be morning star until March 15--then evening star until October 1, and morning star the rest of the year.

CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES.

EMBER DAYS.

        March 12, 14, 15; June 11, 13, 15; September 17, 19, 20; December 17, 19, 20. Rogation Days: May 26, 27, 28.

        N. B.--The calculations of this Almanac are made in mean, or clock, time, which may be adapted to apparent time by adding the equation of time when the Sun is fast, and subtracting it when slow. The rising and setting of the Sun and Moon are given for their centres, allowance being made for the effect of refraction and parallax.


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1st Month, January, 1862.

        

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1st Month, January, 1862.


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2d Month, February, 1862.

        

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2d Month, February, 1862.


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3d Month, March, 1862.

        

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3d Month, March, 1862.


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4th Month, April, 1862.

        

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4th Month, April, 1862.


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5th Month, May, 1862.

        

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5th Month, May, 1862.


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6th Month, June, 1862.

        

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7th Month, July, 1862.

        

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7th Month, July, 1862.


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8th Month, August, 1862.

        

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8th Month, August, 1862.


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9th Month, September, 1862.

        

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9th Month, September, 1862.


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10th Month, October, 1862.

        

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10th Month, October, 1862.


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11th Month, November, 1862.

        

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11th Month, November, 1862.


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12th Month, December, 1862.

        

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12th Month, December, 1862


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STATISTICS.

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH.

        

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STATISTICS. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH.

        [The transferred preachers are reckoned with the preachers of the Conferences to which they now belong. The preachers who located (84) are not counted: on the other hand, the preachers who were admitted on trial, (266,) and those who were readmitted, (59,) are counted among the travelling preachers, though many of them are also reckoned with the local preachers. The members in a few charges, including the China Mission, are not counted, not being reported.]

BISHOPS OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.

        WILLIAM CAPERS, D. D., was ordained Bishop at Petersburg, Va., May, 1846; he died at his home, Anderson, C. H., S. C., Jan. 29, 1855. He was born in St Thomas's parish, S. C., Jan. 26, 1790; and entered the itinerant ministry, in the South Carolina Conference, in 1809.

        HENRY B. Bas om, D. D., was ordained Bishop at St. Louis, Mo., May, 1850; and died at Louisville, Sept. 8, 1850. He was born in Hancock county, N. Y., May 27, 1796, and entered the itinerant ministry, in the Ohio Conference, in 1813.

GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.

        THIS body meets quadrennially in the month of April or May. The first General Conference was held in Petersburg, Va., May, 1846; the second, in St. Louis, Mo., May, 1850; the third, in Columbus, Ga., in May, 1854; the fourth, in Nashville, Tenn., in May, 1858; and the fifth is to be held in New Orleans, La., April 1, et seq., 1862.


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PUBLISHING INTERESTS OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.

        NASHVILLE PUBLISHING HOUSE--J. B. MCFERRIN, D. D., Book Agent; Rev. R. ABBEY, Financial Secretary.

        A. L. P. GREEN, D. D., R. C. GARDNER, M. D., Mr. W. R. ELLISTON, Rev. S. WATSON, and L. M. LEE, D. D., Book Committee.

        T. O. Summers, D. D., Editor of Books and Tracts, and Quarterly Review.

        L. D. HUSTON. D. D., Editor of Sunday-School Visitor and Home Circle.

        H. N. MCTYEIRE, D. D., Editor of Nashville Christian Advocate.

        RICHMOND--Rev. J. A. DUNCAN, Editor of Richmond Christian Advocate.

        RALEIGH--Rev. R. T. HEFLIN, D. D., Editor of North Carolina Christian Advocate.

        CHARLESTON--E. H. Myers, D. D., Editor of Southern Christian Advocate.

        GALVESTON--Rev. J. E. CARNES, Editor of Texas Christian Advocate. Rev. PETER MŒLLING, Editor of Evangelische Apologete.

        ST. LOUIS--D. R. MCNALLY, D. D., Editor of St. Louis Christian Advocate.

        NEW ORLEANS--Rev. C. C. GILLESPIE, Editor of New Orleans Christian Advocate.

        MEMPHIS--Rev. S. WATSON and S. W. MOORE, Editors of Memphis and Arkansas Christian Advocate.

        SAN FRANCISCO--Rev. O. P. FITZGERALD, Editor of the Pacific Methodist.

MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE M. E. CHURCH SOUTH.

        President, Bishop JOSHUA SOULE, D. D.; Vice Presidents, Bishop JAMES O. ANDREW, D. D., Bishop ROBERT PAINE, D. D., Bishop GEORGE F. PIERCE, D. D., Bishop JOHN EARLY, D. D., Bishop H. H. KAVANAUGH, D. D., A. L. P. GREEN, D. D., T. O. SUMMERS, D. D., H. N. MOTYEIRE, D. D., L. D. HUSTON, D. D., ISAAC LITTON; Secretary, E. W. SEHON, D. D.; Treasurer. J. B. MCFERRIN, D. D.; Assistant Treasurers. E. H. Myers, D. D., Charleston, J. C. KEENER, D. D., New Orleans, D. R. MCANALLY, D. D., St. Louis; and sixteen Managers.

        This society was organized in 1845, during the session of the Convention in Louisville, at which the M. E. Church, South, was organized. Its revenue for the year ending May, 1846 was $68,529; May, 1847, $73,697; May, 1848, $62,613; May, 1849, $65,495; May, 1850, $85,973; May, 1851, $113,801; May, 1852, $123,162; May, 1853, $166,901; May, 1854, $168,031; May, 1855, $164,336 71; May, 1856, $172,654 53; May, 1857, $202,802 25; May, 1858, $201,325 89; May, 1859, $214,664 53; May 1860, $234,442 13; May, 1861, $236,532 76. The collections reported by the Annual Conferences are as follows:

        There are five general divisions of the work, as follows: 1. Missions in Destitute Portions of the Regular Work. 2. Missions among the People of Color. 3. German Missions. 4. Indian Missions. 5. China Mission. These embrace 554 missions, numbering 475 missionaries, 126,784 Church-members, or communicants, 164 Sunday-schools, 23,361 catechumens, 8 manual labor schools, and 465 Indian pupils.

        SUNDAY-SCHOOL SOCIETY OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.--Rev. C. Taylor, M. D., Cor. Sec., Columbia, S. C.; J. B. McFerrin, D. D., Treas., Nashville.

        N. B.--We have failed to procure the statistics of other denominations in the Confederate States: we believe they have not been compiled since the separation from the North.


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MEMORABILIA.

        THE following chronological table of remarkable events, which transpired in connection with the organization of the Confederate States. During the past year, may be found convenient for reference. It would have been much more extended, if we could have ascertained the dates, etc., of other events which are worthy of being thus chronicled. The compilation of this table cost us considerable labor, as we had to search out facts and dates among the contradictory statements of newspapers. We have taken great pains to avoid errors, but in approximation to correctness is all that can be realized.


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