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  • Lt. Colonel Wharton Jackson Green (CSA) (1831 - 1910)
    Wharton Jackson Green (February 28, 1831 – August 6, 1910) was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina and an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Biography...
  • Maj. General Jeremy Francis Gilmer (CSA) (1818 - 1883)
    Jeremy Francis Gilmer (February 23, 1818 – December 1, 1883) was an American soldier, mapmaker, and civil engineer most noted for his service as the Chief Engineer of the Confederate States Ar...
  • Sydenham Benoni Alexander, US Congress (1840 - 1921)
    Sydenham Benoni Alexander (8 December 1840 – 14 June 1921) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1891 and 1895. Alexander, born near Charlotte, North Carolina in 1840...
  • Chief Justice James E. Shepherd (North Carolina Supreme Court) (1847 - 1910)
    James Edward Shepherd (1847–1910) was a lawyer and jurist who served on the North Carolina Supreme Court (1888-1895), three years as Chief Justice. Early life and education Shepherd was bo...
  • Colonel Charles H. Olmstead (CSA) (1837 - 1926)
    Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War as Colonel in Charleston, S.C., and the Port Royal Expeditionary Force, and the Fort Pulaski Investment Troop, 1st Regiment. He surrendered Fort Pu...

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 (CSA).