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Confederate States of America

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  • Pvt. Edward Alexander Steed (1823 - 1912)
    Edward Steed enlisted in the Davidson Co. Provost Guards in the spring of 1861. He served until he was examined and discharged on account of bad health. Afterwards he was sent to Mobile, AL and served ...
  • Valery Thibodeaux (1827 - 1903)
    Co G 26th LA Infantry C.S.A.Proud Confederate Soldier Thibodeaux, Valery (Narcisse Thibodeau & Lucie Potier) b. 11 Oct 1827, bt 19 June 1831 Pats: Isaac Thibodeau & Felice Bernard; Mats: Charles Potier...
  • Madison S. Perry, Governor (1814 - 1865)
    Madison Starke Perry (1814–March 1865) was the fourth Governor of Florida. Early life Madison Starke Perry was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, the youngest child of Benjamin Perr...
  • George William Cooper, CSA (1840 - 1864)
    George was killed during the Civil War, but was never found. His brother, Robert, also died during the War, of wounds received in battle. Another brother, James lost an arm in another battle.
  • Robert Samuel Cooper, CSA (1837 - 1865)
    Robert served with the CSA CoF 60th VA Inf. He died in hospital, Richmond VA as a result of illness stemming from wounds received in battle. His brother, James, served in the same Company.

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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