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  • Sgt. Maj. (CSA), Charles Adam Rond (1830 - 1902)
    Charles Rond served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He enlisted on April 20, 1861 at Postsmouth, VA as a Private and mustered into Company H, 3rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regi...
  • Silas Monroe Gilliland (deceased)
    Birth: Dec. 12, 1823 Death: Oct. 30, 1909, USA CO E 10 REGT ALA CAV.C S A***Name: Silas M Gilliland [Silas Gilliland] Age: 76 Birth Date: Dec 1823 Birthplace: Georgia Home in 1900: Bexar, Marion, A...
  • William Edward Pursley, CSA (1842 - 1926)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 96579528 Source: THE DESCENDANTS OF HUDSON PURSLEY by Don Norman William Edward Pursley, a son of Hudson and Elizabeth (Short) Pursley, served the Confederacy in the Civi...
  • M. Preston Turnage (1843 - 1928)
    Pvt. Mills Preston Turnage, Sr. (b. Chesterfield County, SC, 1843-d. Jeff Davis County, MS, 1929), Co. I ("Covington Rifles," aka "Covington Rangers," raised in Covington County, MS), 7th MS Infantry. ...
  • Pvt. Fletcher David Turnage (1841 - 1862)
    Enlisted 22 Feb 1862 in Williamsburg, Covington County, MS to serve for three years in Company B (Covington Rebels), 6th. Battalion Mississippi Infantry (Balfour's). Private Turnage died of intermitt...

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.