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Troops of the Confederate States of America

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  • Julius Wolf "Jack" Levin (1849 - 1920)
    After his military service with Confederate Army in the Civil War, he married and moved to the Territory of Oklahoma. His wife returned East with the children and moved to New York. Julius visited Ba...
  • Lt. Col. (CSA), James Read Branch (1828 - 1869)
    James Read Branch was a Confederate artillery officer and banker who helped reestablish Richmond's struggling economy after the American Civil War (1861–1865). Branch fought in the battles of Malvern...
  • Brig. Gen. Stand Watie, (CSA), Principal Chief (1806 - 1871)
    Stand Watie - (1806-1871) Born at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation, Georgia (near present day Rome, Georgia) on December 12, 1806, Stand Watie's Cherokee name was De-ga-ta-ga, or "he stands." He als...
  • Isaac "Ike" Litton (1812 - 1894)

During the Civil War many men of different United States Nations and cultures fought for the Confederate States of America (The South). These included Southern Whites, Freedmen (ex-slaves and the descendants of slaves), Native Americans, Mexican Americans and others.

The specific purpose of this project is to create a family tree based upon the flags and battle-groups of the Confederates States of America.

It should start with the Flag of the United States of America (As it was at that time - I'm not sure of whether it has changed since then with the addition of any more states [It may change again with the addition of the State of Porto Rico and the State of Jefferson, currently under consideration, giving the US flag 52 stars]).

Below this should be the CSA National Flag (Stars and Bars) - the actual Confederate Flag, not the ones with the 'X' symbol.

Descending from this should be each Confederate State, showing it's Confederate State Flag.

Beneath each State Flag should be - as descendants - each Battle Flag of the CSA military group.

Finally, beneath each individual Battle Flag should be a list of the soldiers who served in that part of the military. This will not be simple, since it may be difficult to identify individual formations. As most CSA soldiers were hunted down and executed after the war, it may be problematic locating any grave-sites of the Survivors of the war.

The most difficult part of this - besides trying to identify the soldiers - is determining the military hierarchy of other military battle flags or soldier groups, such as those used to identify specific generals (if any).

I have included the only pictures I currently have for the Battle Flags of the Confederate States of America.

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Unfortunately, I am unable to actually start this Project tree, since I am not currently a Pro Member.

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Additional Resources:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Marker+of+the+Confederate+BattleFlag&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=705&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDQQsARqFQoTCPCu45v558YCFY7_gAodzHEDKQ#imgrc=_

Black Confederate Soldiers: https://www.google.com/search?q=black+confederate+soldiers&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=661&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCUQsARqFQoTCLnYkfP658YCFQSdgAodhnoNWg

Cherokee Confederate Soldiers: https://www.google.com/search?q=Cherokee+Confederate+Soldiers&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=661&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDAQsARqFQoTCKLw0or758YCFULQgAod-osBXw

Further reading

  • Early, Curtis A. and Gloria J. Early. Ohio Confederate Connection: Facts You May Not Know about the Civil War. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2010. ISBN 9781450273732 (Despite the title, this book does contain information on foreign-born Confederates.)
  • Mahin, Dean B. The Blessed Place of Freedom: Europeans in Civil War America. Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's Inc., 2003. ISBN 1-57488-523-5