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  • Joseph Morrison Brown (CSA) (1824 - 1905)
    Name: Joseph Morrison Brown Residence: Mount Jackson, Virginia Age at Enlistment: 37 Enlistment Date: 16 Apr 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private Enlistment Place: Mount Jackson, Virginia State Served: Vir...
  • William John Thomas, (CSA) Civil War Veteran (1837 - 1875)
    Most likely served in the First Florida Cavalry Company E as a Private .
  • William P. Walton (CSA) (1832 - 1904)
    Name: William P Walton Residence: Onslow County, North Carolina Age at enlistment: 28 Enlistment Date: 5 Jun 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private Enlistment Place: Onslow County, NC State Serve...
  • Whitson Collinsworth, (CSA) Civil War Veteran (1823 - 1900)
    Grandpa Whitson served as a Private for the Confederacy, Company A of the 37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War. Google his name to see a photograph of him.
  • Harvey Hillard Gatewood, (CSA) Civil War Veteran (1846 - 1934)
    Most likely he was in the First Florida Calvary, Company E as a Private

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.A.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized secessionist state existing from 1861–65. It was originally formed by seven slave states in the Lower South region of the United States whose regional economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system of production which in turn largely relied upon slave labor. Each had declared their secession from the United States following the November 1860 election of Republican Abraham Lincoln on a platform which opposed expansion of slavery. The new nation was proclaimed in February 1861 before Lincoln took office in March, but was considered illegal by the U.S. After war began in April, four states of the Upper South also declared their secession and joined the Confederacy. The Confederacy later accepted Missouri and Kentucky as members, although neither officially declared secession nor were ever controlled by Confederate forces.


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