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  • Corp William Abraham Freed, Jr (1837 - 1922)
    2nd Corp.,Co.E,1st Va.Cav.Regt.----------------------------- After an illness of over two weeks, with pneumonia, Mr. William A. Freed died here at the home of his son, Mr. F. F. Freed, on Maple Avenue,...
  • Corp Gideon Dorsey Freed (b. - 1862)
    Co.A,52nd Va.Inf.Regt. KIA,2nd Manassas.
  • Isaac Hunter Burt (1823 - d.)
    Corporal, Company D, 33d Regiment Mississippi Infantry
  • Pvt. Barnett S. Brixey (CSA) (1805 - 1863)
    Barnett Brixey served in the Arkansas Home Guards in Confederate army during the Civil War. He was captured in Marion County, Arkansas and taken as a prisoner of war by the Union. He died of bronchitis...
  • Pvt. Clark Brixey (CSA) (1843 - 1918)
    Clark had been a Private, Co. F 34th Confederate Arkansas Infantry. Apparently later joined the Union Army to gain admission to the Veteran's Hospital for needed medical assistance. (Source: Glenn Brix...

The Confederate States Army was the army of the Confederate States of America (or "Confederacy") while the Confederacy existed during the American Civil War. On February 8, 1861, delegates from the seven Deep South states which had already declared their secession from the United States of America adopted the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States of America. On February 28, 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress established a provisional volunteer army and gave control over military operations and authority for mustering state forces and volunteers to the President of the Confederate States of America. On March 1, 1861, Provisional Confederate President Jefferson Davis, on behalf of the Confederate States government, assumed control of the military situation at Charleston, South Carolina where state militia were threatening to seize Fort Sumter from the small United States Army garrison. On March 6 and 9, 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress passed additional military legislation and established a more permanent Confederate States Army.