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  • Maj. General William W. Allen (CSA) (1835 - 1894)
    William Wirt Allen (September 11, 1835 – November 21, 1894) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He rose through the ranks to command the Cavalry Corps of...
  • Surgeon (CSA), George Washington Fort (1828 - 1866)
    Dr. George Washington FORT Birth 22 Mar 1828 in Washington City, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA Death 4 May 1866 in Macon, Bibb, Georgia Son of Tomlinson (Dr.) FORT Sr 1787 ˆ 1859 an...
  • Pvt.(CSA), James Harvey Canode (1837 - 1880)
    Son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Caldwell Canode: Husband of 1) Elizabeth Nielson, daughter of John Richard and Hannah Anderson Nielson, and 2) Elizabeth Emeline Reynolds Champ, the widow of Erastus Robe...
  • Jacob Phillip Starcher (c.1834 - 1906)
    Jacob P. Starcher, son of Adam and Phoebe Coger Starcher, was born around 1834. It appears that Jacob P. Was born and raised and married in Calhoun County WV. He was already married to Minerva Stallm...
  • Capt. John Charles Henley, (CSA) (1842 - 1909)
    John Charles Henley, Sr (born September 29, 1842 in Montgomery; died May 15, 1909 in Birmingham) was a real estate investor, merchant and banker who came to be considered one of the founding fathers ...

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.