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  • Major Eugene Cornelius Gordon (CSA) (1845 - 1913)
    Major Eugene Gordon, no dates. He worked with his brother, General John B. Gordon, in Jackson County, Ala. Before the Civil War operating coal mines. Eugene became the youngest major in the Confederacy...
  • Lt. Colonel Augustus Manly Gordon (CSA) (1841 - 1863)
    Inscription: Killed while leading his men in the charge at Chancellorville VA. Note: Confederate Civil War Veteran
  • Capt. John Lawrence Ancrum, M.D. (1838 - 1900)
    (1839-99) A native of South Carolina, Dr. John Lawrence Ancrum, was a graduate of the College of Charleston, and received his medical degree from the Medical College of the State of South Carolina in 1...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Thomas Ritchie Peery (1843 - 1864)
    Inscription: Of the Eighth VA Cal. Army of Northern VA. Lost his life in a galent charge at Winchester, VA Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jan 11 2017, 1:58:20 UTC

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.