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Confederate States of America

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  • Colonel Leroy M. McAfee (CSA) (1837 - 1873)
    Leroy Magnum McAfee (1837 – 1873) was an American Confederate veteran and politician. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Early life Leroy Magnum McAfee was b...
  • James Jerman Palmer (CSA) (1840 - 1862)
    James Jerman Palmer served in the Confederate army (S.C.Palmetto Sharpshooters). He was killed in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run.
  • Colonel Charles C. Tew (CSA) (1827 - 1862)
    Charles Courtenay Tew (October 17, 1827 – September 17, 1862) was a colonel in the Confederate States Army and was killed in action at the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War. E...
  • Edward Jonathan Thomas, Sgt., CSA (1840 - 1929)
    civil engineer
  • Benjamin Dorman (b. - c.1864)
    Became ill and died in Mobile, AL while serving in the Confederate Army.

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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