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Confederate States of America

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  • Leander Rufus Gryder (1825 - 1882)
  • Dr. Sewell Jones Leach (1812 - 1885)
    * LEACH, SEWELL JONES, dentist and businessman, was born in New York City, November 14, 1812, and died in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, August 6, 1885; son of Ephraim Leach and Sophia (Jones) Leach. His educati...
  • Frank Adair Monroe (1844 - 1927)
    Born August 30, 1844, in Annapolis, Maryland • Grandfather, Thomas Bell Monroe, was professor of law at the University of Louisiana (forerunner of Tulane) and judge of U.S. District Court fo...
  • John Davidson (CSA) (1826 - 1911)
  • Captain James Holmes Stevens, Sr. (CSA) (1835 - 1902)
    James Holmes Stevens was the son of Auguston Stevens and Sarah Ann Hill Armstrong. He moved with his family to Bastrop, Louisiana, sometime around 1845. He served as a Captain in the Confederate Army...

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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