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Confederate States of America

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  • Col. Robert G. Shaver, Sr. (CSA) (1831 - 1915)
    Robert Glenn Shaver was a former Confederate officer who raised Arkansas troops for the war, a commander who was wounded in battle, and a former outlaw who once fled the United States to escape punis...
  • Capt. Langdon Cheves, CSA (1814 - 1863)
    Civil War Confederate Officer. Born into an upper echelon aristocrat family, he was the son of Langdon Cheves, Sr. As an intellectual, he quickly came to the realization that civil war was inescapabl...
  • Louis Trezevant Wigfall, US Senate (1816 - 1874)
    Louis Trezevant Wigfall (April 21, 1816 – February 18, 1874) was an American politician from Texas who served as a member of the Texas Legislature, United States Senate, and Confederate Senate...
  • Rev. John Gardiner Richards, (CSA) (1828 - 1914)
    Served as the chaplain for the 10th Regiment S.C. Volunteer Infantry. The 10th served with the Army of Tennessee during most of the War Between the States and it finally surrendered April 26, 1865 in N...
  • Abraham Scott Hooke (CSA) (1830 - 1912)
    Civil War Soldier, 1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate) Corp.,1st Co.K,1st Va.Cav.Regt.;Sgt.,Co.C,6th Va.Cav.Regt. Married Sophia Frances Null on October 30, 1866 in Rockingham County, Virg...

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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