Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Confederate States Army

« Back to Projects Dashboard

view all


  • James Perry Taulbee, (CSA) (1846 - 1925)
    James Perry fought in the Civil War for the South in the 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. This is a photo taken in 1897 of his family with 2nd wife, Edna Ellen Wright. Unsure about the names of the elder...
  • John A. Kerr (1838 - 1905)
    CSA Service: He served in Company B, 13th NC. Promoted to Full Musician. He surrendered at Appomattox, VA on 9 April 1865.
  • Wesley Atwater, (CSA) (1821 - 1893)
    Military Service: U.S. Civil War, Confederate States Army (CSA) 28th Reg't NC Inf.
  • 2Lt Thomas J. Atwater, (CSA) (1835 - 1919)
    Military Service: U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) Rank: 2Lt. Co"C", 1st Bn, Georgia Reserve Cavalry 1860 U.S. Census-Slave Schedules attribute ownership of 11 slaves, to wit: 5 male, 6 female
  • Pvt. Jabez Marshall Dallas (CSA) (1831 - 1892)
    Confederate Civil War veteran Military Service: U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) Enlisted May 3, 1862 Private Co."D", 13th Reg't, Georgia Infantry, (CSA)

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.