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Reconstruction Period Research Forum

Select Committee on Reconstruction

Congress could not agree on the terms of Reconstruction. At first, they could not even agreed on the wording of the Reconstruction Act of 1867. A compromise resulted in a watered down bill, absent all the passion of the first proposal.

They DID agree on a few points:
(1) The division of the ex-confederacy into FIVE military groups. (VA, NC/SC, GA/AL/FL, MS/AR, and LA/TX).

Read about the fifth Military District - Louisiana and Texas.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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