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  • Guilerme (J2b2a*) Moises Benabides Dinis (1825 - 1902)
    Guillerme Moises Benabides Dinis was adopted at the age of 8 by John Augustus Harlow - their neighbor. He was baptized into the Protestant "Church of the Brethren", his name changed to William Edward H...
  • Dr Brodie Strachan Herndon, Jr. (1834 - 1890)
    Residence Fredericksburg, Va.; Physician; graduate of Univ of VA 1855; son of Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon, Sr. (later Chief Surgeon of the Confederate States) and Lucy Ellen Hansbrough. Enlisted on...
  • Lt. George Anderson Mercer, Sr (CSA) (1835 - 1907)
    George was a Civil War Soldier. He enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class on 30 May 1861, Commission in CO C, 1st Infantry Regiment, GA. Promoted to Full Lieutenant, 1st Class on 15 July 1861, (Estimated...
  • Judge D. Giraud Wright (1840 - 1922)
  • Elias Sellards (1833 - 1862)
    Elias Sellards, born Abt. 1833; died July 16, 1862 in Union Prisoner of War Camp. More About Elias Sellards: Cause of Death: Died in a prisoner of war camp Military: Civil War - Confederate Army

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.