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The Vice President of the Confederate States was formally the second highest position within the government of the Confederacy, below that of the Office of the President of the Confederate States.

According to the Confederate States Constitution, the Vice President's office was essentially identical to that of the Vice President of the United States. This included presiding over the Confederate Senate and breaking tied votes. The Confederate VP was also the first person in the line of succession. If the President died, resigned or was removed from office, the Vice President would become the new president for the remainder of his term.

The major difference between the U.S. and the C.S. Vice Presidencies was that the term in office was six years long. The President was explicitly forbidden to run for a second term by the constitution, but the Vice President was not.

In OTL, the office of Vice President ceased to exist with the C.S. after the end of the American Civil War. Only Alexander Stephens ever held the office.

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The Guns of the SouthEdit


 
Vice President Term Party President
1 Alexander Stephens AlexanderStephens 1861-1868 None Jefferson Davis
2 Albert Gallatin Brown AGBrown March 4, 1868
(murdered minutes after taking office)
Confederate Robert E. Lee

Southern VictoryEdit


 
Vice President Term Party President
Alexander Stephens AlexanderStephens 1861-1868 None Jefferson Davis
All Unknown 1868-1880 None Unnamed
Lucius Q.C. Lamar Lamar 1880-1886 None James Longstreet
All Unknown 1886-1910 Whig Unnamed
Gabriel Semmes Nophoto 1910-1916 Whig Woodrow Wilson
Unknown 1916-1922 Whig Gabriel Semmes
Burton Mitchel Nophoto 1922
(ascended to presidency)
Whig Wade Hampton V
Vacancy 1922-1928 Burton Mitchel
Unknown 1928-1934 Whig Burton Mitchel
Willy Knight Nophoto 1934-1938
(removed from office)
Freedom Jake Featherston
Vacancy 1938-1940 Jake Featherston
Don Partridge Nophoto 1940-1944
(ascended to presidency)
Freedom Jake Featherston

In June 1922, VP Mitchel succeeded to the Presidency on President Hampton's death. There was no mechanism for replacing the Vice President, so the office remained vacant until March 4, 1928.

On July 7, 1944, VP Partridge succeeded to the Presidency on President Featherson's death. On July 14, 1944, with the Confederate Instrument of Surrender, the office of Vice President ceased to exist along with the Confederate States as a nation.

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