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  • Lt. General (CSA), Leonidas Polk (1806 - 1864)
    Leonidas Polk BIRTH 10 Apr 1806 Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA DEATH 14 Jun 1864 (aged 58) Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia, USA BURIAL Christ Church Cathedral New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Lo...
  • Pvt.(CSA), Lawrence M. Hatten (1833 - 1865)
    Pvt. Co. G 7th Bn. Mississippi Infantry. Son of William Hatten & Patsy Lott and husband of Frances Grisham. Father of Almeda & Cicero . Wounded at the Battle of Nashville, taken prisoner, and die...
  • Pvt. (CSA), James Andrew Tucker (1827 - 1901)
    Andrew was the son of John Tucker and Margaret "Peggy" Paxton, and is often confused with James A. Tucker (possibly because their wives had the same first and middle names), but Andrew was 10+ years yo...
  • Capt.(CSA), William Biggs (1843 - 1883)
    William Biggs, a former captain in the Confederate Army, practiced law for a short time after the Civil War; later he turned to free lance, pro-Conservative journalism, editing the Tarboro Southerner a...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Elisha Betts (1842 - 1911)
    From "The Religious Herald", March 9, 1911: "ELISHA BETTS Died, after a brief illness, at his home, near Smith's Cross Roads, Va., Feb. 6th, 1911, Elisha Betts, in the sixty-ninth year of his age...

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.A.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized secessionist state existing from 1861–65. It was originally formed by seven slave states in the Lower South region of the United States whose regional economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system of production which in turn largely relied upon slave labor. Each had declared their secession from the United States following the November 1860 election of Republican Abraham Lincoln on a platform which opposed expansion of slavery. The new nation was proclaimed in February 1861 before Lincoln took office in March, but was considered illegal by the U.S. After war began in April, four states of the Upper South also declared their secession and joined the Confederacy. The Confederacy later accepted Missouri and Kentucky as members, although neither officially declared secession nor were ever controlled by Confederate forces.

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