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  • Humphrey P. Bate (1828 - 1862)
    Born 26 June 1828 and died at Shiloh 6 April 1862 after lighting a cigarette at night and being shot by the enemy. Col. Bate had a younger brother, Capt. Humphrey Bate, to whom he was very much att...
  • Pvt. Starling Humphries, (CSA) (1822 - 1864)
    Starling is the son of Shadrack Humphries (1774-1827) & Sarah Camp (1785-1832). He married Lucretia Graham on 28 January 1842. Starling enlisted in the Confederate States Army on 1 August 1863 in Cov...
  • Eli B. Pitts, Pvt. CSA (c.1823 - 1864)
    Eli Pitts served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War in Company C, 18th Alabama INfantry Regiment. He died of double pneumonia at the Rock Island, IL prison camp on Oct 30, 1864, afte...
  • Lt. Moncure W. Camper, CSA (1846 - 1923)
    2D LIEUT CO E 2 BN VA RESERVES CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
  • Andrew Jackson Caldwell, U.S. Congress (1837 - 1906)
    Andrew Jackson Caldwell, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala., July 22, 1837; moved to Tennessee in 1844 with his parents, who settled near Nashville; attended the...

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.