Civil War-Era Governors Of Southern States

NOTE:  This table includes governors of state governments allied with the Confederacy as well as those allied with the Union.  Name and dates in italics denote a Union alliance, those not in italics denote a Confederate alliance.  Often a single state was represented simultaneously by a government allied with Confederacy and a government remaining in, occupied by, or restored to the Union.  Dates of service vary widely in historical sources.  The dates given here reflect the best available consensus based on various state records, state histories, military histories and biographies.

State

Governor

Dates of Service

Alabama Andrew B. Moore
John G. Shorter
Thomas H. Watts
Dec. 1, 1857-Dec. 2, 1861
Dec. 2, 1861-Dec. 1,1863
Dec. 1, 1863-Apr. 12, 1865
 
Arkansas Henry M. Rector
Thomas Fletcher
Harris Flanagin
Isaac Murphy
Nov. 15, 1860-Nov. 4, 1862
Nov. 4, 1862-Nov. 15, 1862
Nov. 15, 1862-May 28, 1865
Apr. 18, 1864-July 3, 1868
 
Florida Madison S. Perry
John Milton
Abraham K. Allison
Oct. 5, 1857-Oct. 7, 1861
Oct. 7, 1861-Apr. 1, 1865
Apr. 1, 1865-Sept. 1865
 
Georgia Joseph E. Brown Nov. 6, 1857-May 9, 1865
 
Kentucky George W. Johnson
Richard Hawes
Beriah Magoffin
James F. Robinson
Thomas Elliott Bramlette
Nov. 20, 1861-Apr. 8, 1862
Apr. 8, 1862-Spring 1865
Aug. 30, 1859-Aug 18, 1862
Aug. 18, 1862-Sept. 1, 1863
Sept. 1, 1863-Sept. 3, 1867
 
Louisiana Thomas O. Moore
Henry W. Allen
George F. Shepley
Michael Hahn
James Madison Wells
Jan. 23, 1860-Jan. 26, 1864
Jan. 26, 1864-June 6, 1865
June 2, 1862-Mar. 4, 1864
Mar. 4, 1864-Mar. 3, 1865
Mar. 3, 1865-June 25, 1868
 
Mississippi J. J. Pettus
Charles Clard
Nov. 21, 1859-Nov. 16, 1863
Nov. 16, 1863-May 22, 1865
 
Missouri Claiborne F. Jackson
Thomas C. Reynolds
Hamilton Rowan Gamble
Willard Preble Hall
Thomas Clement Fletcher
Jan. 3, 1861-Dec. 6, 1862
Dec. 6, 1862-Apr. 1865
June 31, 1861-Jan 31, 1864
Jan. 31, 1864-Jan. 2, 1865
Jan. 2, 1865-Jan. 12, 1869
 
North Carolina John W. Ellis
Henry T. Clark
Zebulon Vance
Edward Stanly
Jan. 1, 1859-July 7, 1861
July 7, 1861-Sept. 8, 1862
Sept. 8, 1862-May 13, 1865
May 26, 1862-Jan 15, 1863
 
South Carolina Francis W. Pickens
Miledge L. Bonham
Andrew G. Magrath
Dec. 14, 1860-Dec. 1862
Dec. 17, 1862-Dec. 1864
Dec. 18, 1864-May 28, 1865
 
Tennessee Isham G. Harris
Robert Looney Caruthers
Andrew Johnson
E.H. East
William G. Brownlow
Nov. 3, 1857-Aug. 1863
Aug. 1863
Mar. 3, 1862-Mar. 3, 1865
Mar. 3, 1865-Apr. 5, 1865
Apr. 5, 1865-Feb. 25, 1869
 
Texas Edward Clark
Francis R. Lubbock
Pendleton Murrah
Mar. 16, 1861-Nov. 7, 1861
Nov. 7, 1861-Nov. 5, 1863
Nov. 5, 1863-June 11, 1865
 
Virginia John Letcher
William (Extra Billy) Smith
Francis H. Peirpoint
Jan. 1, 1860-Jan. 1, 1864
Jan. 1, 1864-May 9, 1865
June 1861-Apr. 16, 1863

                Source:  Macmillan Information Now Encyclopedia, "The Confederacy" article by W. Buck Yearns  in that book.

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