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  • Brig. General Joseph O. Shelby (CSA) (1830 - 1897)
    Joseph Orville Shelby (December 12, 1830 – February 13, 1897) was a noted Confederate cavalry general in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War. Early life and education S...
  • Thomas Satterwhite Noble (CSA) (1835 - 1907)
    Thomas Satterwhite Noble (May 29, 1835 - April 27, 1907) was an American painter and teacher. He served in the Confederate army and later became the first head of the McMicken School of Design. Bio...
  • Brig. General James Morrison Hawes (CSA) (1824 - 1889)
    James Morrison Hawes (January 7, 1824 – November 22, 1889) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life James M. Hawes was born in Lexin...
  • Brig. General Zebulon York (CSA) (1819 - 1900)
    Zebulon York (October 10, 1819 – August 5, 1900) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was among a small group of Northern-born Confederate generals. ...
  • George Washington Batson (1827 - 1904)
    George Washington Batson was born in Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, the son of William Batson and Phoebe Mahon Batson. He served as a private in Company G, 28th Alabama Infantry, CSA during the Civ...

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.