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  • Pvt. (CSA) Robert Mountjoy (1828 - 1891)
    Robert Mountjoy served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War as a Private in Company A, 9th Virginia Cavalry. He enlisted on April 21, 1861 in Stafford County, Virginia and mustered in ...
  • Major (CSA), Richard Watson “Watts” York (1839 - 1893)
    Richard Watson York was the second of eleven children born to Rev. R. Brantley York and his second wife Mary Wells Lineberry. Some sources give his birth date as 1839, some as 1840. Richard married...
  • Maj.(CSA), James Johnston Iredell (1828 - 1864)
    Iredell, James J. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: F&S SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Major SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Major ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M230 ROLL 20 PL...
  • Pvt.(CSA), William Wood (1821 - 1896)
    Son of Jones Kendrick Wood and Ruth Dunn Loftin, William resided in Randolph County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Company E, 58th North Carolina Infantry at the age of 41 on Dece...

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.