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  • PVT Jeptha Van Cotten, (CSA) (1845 - 1931)
    Civil War Veteran - Jeptha V Cotten, PVT Co A 14 Mississippi Infantry, CSA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Son of Asa Bluitt Cotten & Demarius McGehee. Husband of Oscelia ...
  • Pvt. John D. "J.D." Whitten, (CSA) (1836 - 1894)
    Military • United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865 Name J. D. Whitten Military Beginning Rank Private Military Final Rank Private Military Side Confederate Military Unit Granbury's Consolidat...
  • Pvt Cullen E Rutland (1833 - 1862)
    Civil War Soldier - Private Rutland was a member of Company H 7th Regiment Mississippi Infantry. He was a resident of Lawrence County MS and died of disease in one of the Columbus CSA hospitals. Sou...
  • Capt. Joseph Patterson Wier, (CSA) (1831 - 1864)
    Joseph Patterson Wier, soldier, son of Robert Napolean and Mary Jane (Reid) Wier, was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, in May 1831. The family moved to Noxubee County, Mississippi, in the late 1830s...
  • Pvt. William H. Thomas (CSA) (1821 - 1903)
    William served as a Private in the Confederate Army in Company H, 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment. The 34th Alabama was organized at Loachapoka, Alabama on April 15, 1862 and contained men from Montgome...

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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