CS Con Stephens, Alexander H. - C.S. Vice President

Alexander Hamilton "Little Ellick" Stephens
Vice President of the Confederate States of America

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Born: February 11, 1812

Birthplace: Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Georgia

Father: Andrew B. Stephens 1782 - 1826
(Buried: Stephens Cemetery, Crawfordville, Georgia)​

Mother: Margaret Grier Stephens 1786 - 1812
(Buried: Stephens Cemetery, Crawfordville, Georgia)​

Wife: None



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1832: Graduated from Franklin College​


School Teacher for eighteen months in Georgia​
Attorney in Crawfordville Georgia​
1836 – 1841: Georgia State Representative​
1842: Georgia State Senator​
1843 – 1859: United States Representative from Georgia​
1859 – 1861: Attorney in Crawfordville, Georgia​
1860: Stephens Democratic Party Presidential Elector​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Georgia State Secession Convention​
1861: Georgia Delegate to Confederate Provincial Congress​
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1861 – 1865: Vice President of Confederate States of America​
1861: Gave his famous cornerstone Speech in Savannah, Georgia​
1862: Publicly expressed his opposition of the Davis Administration​
1863: CSA Diplomat to Washington, D.C. On Prisoner Exchange​
1864 – 1865: Worked to bring peace between Confederates and USA​
1865: Confederate Commissioner Hampton Roads Conference​
1865: Imprisoned five months in Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Mass.​


Occupation after War:
1865 – 1873: Attorney in Crawfordville, Georgia​
1872: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Senator​

1873 – 1882: United States Representative from Georgia​
1882 – 1883: Governor of Georgia​

Died: March 4, 1883

Place of Death: Atlanta, Georgia

Age at time of Death: 71 years old

Original Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

Final Burial Place: Liberty Hall Plantation, Crawfordville, Georgia


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Jun 27, 2019
Caught Somewhere in Time
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He was set to attend a Conference in Washington in 1863 to discuss prisoner exchange and possibly a peaceful settlement if the opportunity arose.But this "Peace Conference" was postponed, delayed, or cancelled due to the Gettysburg Campaign. Plus Lincoln refused to receive Stephens. Was the Hampton Roads Conference almost two years later a continuation of this 1863 conference that never was? Was Stephens Physically in Washington to attend?
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NH Civil War Gal

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Regtl. Quartermaster Antietam 2021
Feb 5, 2017
With the different things I read, and I know Mr. Stephens was almost continuously ill almost his whole adult life, but being wrapped in blankets, etc and being shrunken in and "cadaverous" I've always pictured him as a Dr Who Dalek in my mind running Jefferson Davis and the whole CSA cabinet.
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Stephens made his first appearance on the face of a $20.00 (there was no printing on the back) on September 2, 1861 and his image was impossed on the $20 throughout the short life of the Confederacy. All issuse were crude but the first issues were "terribly" crude, he looks angry or upset on the top bill, doesn't he? I thought I had just bought a clipping from a newspaper instead of a real bill.
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
On a recent biography of Thomas Jefferson Foster it was stated that he won an election for a seat in Congress but was denied that seat. It seems a similar thing thing happened to Stephens. He won a seat in the U.S. Senate immediately following the war but was also denied his elected seat due to restrictions on former Confederates.
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