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  • 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...
  • Pvt. Elias Elbert Keener, CSA Civil War veteran (1844 - 1925)
    Elias Elbert Keener served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War in Company A, 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment. He enlisted on June 1, 1863 in Fetterman, Virginia (now West Virginia). H...
  • Brigadier Gen. Joseph B. Palmer, CSA (1825 - 1890)
    Joseph Benjamin Palmer (November 1, 1825 – November 4, 1890) was an American lawyer, legislator, and soldier. He served as a Confederate general in the American Civil War, during which he was wounded...
  • Maj. Joseph Hart Chenoweth, CSA (1837 - 1862)
    He served as an officer in the 31 Virginia Infantry, Confederate States of America. He was appointed Major on May 1, 1862. He was killed at Port Republic on June 9, 1862. Chenoweth, Joseph H. BATTL...
  • Pvt. (CSA), John Fletcher Sewell (1823 - 1878)
    Inscription: Dear father thou are gone before to welcome us on that bright shore where all tears are wiped away. To rest in peace through endless day. Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy :...

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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