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  • Samuel H Cox (1827 - 1896)
    Samuel H.Cox enlisted in the 11th Virginia Infantry, and is buried in the Cox Cemetery.
  • Levi "Lee" David SMART (1832 - 1919)
    Levi David Smart- Memorial Birth: Aug. 30, 1832 Alabama, USA Death: Feb. 7, 1919 Weatherford Parker County Texas, USA Son of William and Jamima Smart. Husband of Dorcas Tranquilla Taber Sma...
  • Brig. Gen. Edmund Pettus (CSA), U.S. Senator (1821 - 1907)
    Edmund Winston Pettus (July 6, 1821 – July 27, 1907), was an American lawyer, soldier, and legislator. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, during which he was cap...
  • John Monroe Blue (1834 - 1903)
    John Monroe Blue (March 25, 1834 – June 30, 1903), a prominent member of the 11th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
  • Lewis Addison Armistead (1817 - 1863)
    Lewis Addison Armistead (February 18, 1817 – July 5, 1863) was a Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War, who was wounded, captured, and died after Pickett's Charge at the Battle...

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.