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  • Colonel Upton Hays (CSA) (1831 - 1862)
    Upton Hays, sometimes spelled Hayes, (March 29, 1832 – September 15, 1862) was a colonel of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life, career, and border warf...
  • Mazeppa Thomas Turner (1840 - 1920)
    Mazeppa Thomas Turner was born May 8, 1840 in Greenville Co, Va. Five years later he went with his parents to Mississippi, where he lived to manhood and acquired a good education. Later he moved to...
  • Mose E. Whitaker (CSA) (1837 - 1919)
    Mose E. Whitaker * Civil War * Name: Mose E Whitaker Service Info.: CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY CONFEDERATE STATES Birth Date: 22 Oct 1837 Death Date: 6 Mar 1919 Cemetery: Whitaker Cemetery ...
  • David Back (1843 - 1864)
    Died at Camp Douglas while interned there as a Prisoner of War
  • Pvt Joseph D. Back (CSA) (1838 - 1864)
    He was the son of Alfred Back and Isabel Caudill. He married Rebecca Culbertson around 1859, and they had two children. Records show that he died from a stroke in the POW camp, and that he suffered f...

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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