Category: Confederate States of America

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CSA Flag 1861-1863

This category is to create a grouping of categories containing the most prominent military and civilian members of the Confederate States of America (CSA).

The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, the CSA and the South) was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by eleven Southern slave states that had declared their secession from the United States. The Confederacy was eventually defeated in the American Civil War against the Union (the U.S.). Secessionists argued that the United States Constitution was a compact among states, an agreement which each state could abandon without consultation. The Union government rejected secession as illegal. Following the Confederate attack at Fort Sumter, the Union used military action to defeat the Confederacy. No foreign nation officially recognized the Confederacy as an independent country, but several did grant belligerent status.

"The U.S. Constitution defines treason as levying war against the government and aiding and abetting its enemies. By that definition, every Confederate soldier in the Civil War -- as well as every political leader --was a traitor" - William A. Blair, College of the Liberal Arts Research Professor of History at Penn State

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