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Confederate States Army

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  • Jacob W Shinaberry, Civil War Veteran (CSA) (1829 - aft.1910)
    JACOB SHINABERRY was a Confederate soldier. He was taken prisoner, did not come home until several months after the war was over. The family thought he was dead until one day they saw a man trying to c...
  • Sgt Samuel Vincent Wheeler, (CSA) (1838 - 1925)
    Civil War Veteran - Sgt. Samuel V Wheeler, 51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Co. B., CSA. ________________________________ He was the husband of Mary Jane (Baker) Wheeler & the son of Newton Henry ...
  • Arthur Wesley Bussard, Civil War veteran (CSA) (1825 - 1919)
    Civil War Veteran, Company #, 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment Arthur Wesley Bussard BIRTH 31 Jul 1825 Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 15 Jan 1919 (aged 93) Virginia, USA BURIAL Big Val...
  • John Franklin Alford, (CSA) (1845 - 1912)
    Civil War Veteran - John Franklin Alford was in Co. B., 51st VA Infantry, CSA during the Civil War. He enlisted in 1862, was captured at Waynesboro, VA, March 2, 1865, and upon taking oath of allegia...
  • Robert E Swecker, (CSA) (1842 - 1923)
    Served in the Confederate States Army with honor for the duration of the Civil War. (No unit or Regiment given). __________________________ Robert E Swecker (1842-1923) was a son of Rev. Jacob Swec...

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.