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  • Robert Tait (1832 - 1884)
    Military Record Enlisted at Bladen County, NC 18th North Carolina, Company B May 3, 1861 – Elected Captain April 24, 1862 – Appointed Assistant Commissary of Subsistence July 18, 1863 &...
  • William G. Ford (1842 - 1910)
    --Confederate Veteran: On 6 October 1861, he joined Company H, 37th NC Infantry Regiment. Later promoted to Corporal and then to Sgt. --Occupation: Farmer. Later he was a mail carrier. --He married Slo...
  • David Leroy McCord (1829 - 1908)
    Inscription: CSA - Pvt Co I, 37th Reg NC Inf
  • William Handley, U.S. Congress (1834 - 1909)
    William Anderson Handley, a Representative from Alabama; born at Liberty Hill, near Franklin, Heard County, Ga., December 15, 1834; moved to Alabama; attended the public schools; moved to Roanoke, Rand...
  • Charles Pelham, U.S. Congress (1835 - 1908)
    Charles Pelham, a Representative from Alabama; born in Person County, N.C., March 12, 1835; moved with his parents to Alabama in 1838; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar ...

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.