American Soldier Southerner Army 19th Century 1/32 Scale Unpainted Tin Figure
Theme: Wild West
Scale : 1/32
Material : Tin
Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up
The Confederate States Army was the military force of the Confederate States of America (commonly called the Confederation) during the US Civil War (1861–1865), which fought against the forces of the United States. On February 28, 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress established a provisional army of volunteers and transferred control of military operations and the power to gather state forces and volunteers to the recently elected President of the Confederation Jefferson Davis. Davis was a graduate of the US Military Academy and a colonel in a volunteer regiment during the Mexican-American War. He was also the United States Senator from Mississippi and US Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce. On March 1, 1861, on behalf of the Confederate Government, Davis took charge of the military situation in Charleston, South Carolina, where South Carolina militias laid siege to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, held by a small US army garrison. By March 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress expanded its temporary forces and created a more permanent army of the Confederate States.
An accurate count of the total number of individuals who served in the Confederate Army is not possible due to incomplete and destroyed Confederate records; estimates of the number of individual Confederate soldiers are between 750,000 and 1,000,000 men. This does not include an unknown number of slaves who were pressed into performing various tasks for the army, such as the construction of fortifications and defenses or driving wagons. Since these figures include estimates of the total number of individual soldiers who served at any time during the war, they do not represent the size of the army at any given date. These numbers do not include men who served in the Confederate States Navy.