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Confederate States of America

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  • Francis Shelley White, U.S. Senator (1847 - 1922)
    WHITE, Francis Shelley (Frank), a Senator from Alabama; born in Prairie, Noxubee County, Miss., March 13, 1847; attended the common schools and was tutored at home; during the Civil War served in the C...
  • Brig. General Francis A. Shoup (CSA) (1834 - 1896)
    Francis Asbury Shoup (March 22, 1834 – September 4, 1896) was a lawyer from Indianapolis, Indiana, who decided to become a brigadier general for the Confederate States Army during the American...
  • Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith (CSA) (1819 - 1866)
    Martin Luther Smith (September 9, 1819 – July 29, 1866) was an American soldier and civil engineer, serving as a major general in the Confederate States Army. Smith was one of the few Northern-b...
  • Brig. General William H. Forney (CSA) (1823 - 1894)
    William Henry Forney (November 9, 1823 - January 16, 1894) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama and a Brig. General in the Confederate Army. He was the grandson of Peter Forney and nephew of Daniel...
  • Maj. General John Horace Forney (CSA) (1829 - 1902)
    John Horace Forney (August 12, 1829 – September 13, 1902) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life John Horace Forney was born in Lincol...

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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