United States Senate
 GO
United States Senate Senators HomeCommittees HomeLegislation & Records HomeArt & History HomeVisitor Center HomeReference Home
United States Senate
People
Origins & Development
Historical Minutes
Art & History Exhibits
Decorative Art
Paintings
Sculpture
Graphic Arts
Oral History Homepage


  
 
 
Henry Wilson Prepares for War

[Henry Wilson]

In the months leading up to the extraordinary session of Congress in 1861, Massachusetts senator Henry Wilson busied himself with many important tasks. Frequently visiting both the president and the War Department, the senator was engaged in defense preparations and the development of military policy. He also focused on recruiting and securing provisions for his state's troops. When the Senate convened on July 4, Wilson informed his Senate colleagues of six war-related bills ready for introduction.

 
  

Senate Historical Office

Historical information provided by the Senate Historical Office.


E-mail a Senate historian

Information provided by the Senate Historical Office.

Questions about Senate History?
Email a Senate historian.