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Confederate politicians and generals such as Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Alexander Hamilton Stephens and Thomas Jonathan Jackson represented the virtues of Southern nobility and fought bravely and fairly. 

Confederate Politicians

Jefferson Finis Davis, President: February, 18 1861 – May, 11 1865

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1890, Life of Jefferson Davis & Stonewall Jackson, cover.

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice President: February 18, 1861 – May, 11 1865

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1866, Alexander H. Stephens in Public and Private, cover.

Robert Augustus Toombs, Secretary of State: February 25, 1861 - July 25, 1861

Robert Augustus Toombs, Confederate Secretary of State

1913, The Life of Robert Toombs, cover.

Robert Mercer Hunter, Secretary Of The State: July 25, 1861 - February 18, 1862

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1903, A Memoir of Robert M. T. Hunter, cover.

Judah Philip Benjamin, Secretary Of State: ​March 18, 1862 - May 10, 1865

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1906, American Crisis Biographies: Judah Philip Benjamin, cover.

Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury: February 25, 1861 – July 18, 1864

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1893, The Life and Times of Christopher Gustavus Memminger, p. 290

John Henninger Reagan, Secretary of the Treasury: April 27, 1865 – May 10, 1865

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1897, Gen. Robert Edward Lee. Soldier, Citizen, and Christian Patriot, p. 583.

Judah Philip Benjamin, Secretary of War:​ September 17, 1861 – March 4, 1862

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1906, American Crisis Biographies: Judah Philip Benjamin, cover.

Judah Philip Benjamin, Attorney General: February 25, 1861 – September 17, 1861

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1906, American Crisis Biographies Judah Philip Benjamin, cover.

George Davis, Attorney General: January 2, 1864 – April 24, 1865

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1896, A Memorial Of The Honorable George Davis, cover.

Stephen Russell Mallory, Secretary of the Navy: March 4, 1861 – May 2, 1865

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1887, History of the Confederate States Navy from Its Organization to the Surrender of Its Last Vessel, p. 27.

John Henninger Reagan, Postmaster General: March 6, 1861 – May 10, 1865

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 1897, Gen. Robert Edward Lee. Soldier, Citizen, and Christian Patriot, p. 583. 

To Name a Few Confederate Generals

Major General Robert Edward Lee

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Ben LaBree, The Confederate Soldier In the Civil War 1861-1865 (Louisville: The Prentice Press, 1897), 29.

Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan Jackson

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Edward C. Smith, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, 1824-1863: A Sketch (Weston: Society of Western Engravings, 1920), cover.

Major General Samuel Bell Maxey

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Charles B. Hall, Military Records of General Officers Of The Confederate States Army 1861-1865 (New York: Charles B. Hall, 1898), 171 .

Lieutenant James Ewell Brown Stuart

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 H. B. McClellan, The Life and Campaigns of Major General J. E. B. Stuart: Commander of the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia (New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1885), cover. 

Lieutenant General John Bell Hood

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1895, The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War, p. 234.

Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

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1917, William Claiborne of Virginia. With Some Account of His Pedigree, p. 226.

Major General Joseph Eggleston Johnston

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1915, Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume 3 , p. 59.

Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch

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1888, The Life and Services of General Ben McCullock, cover.

Major General George Edward Pickett

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 1898, Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865, p. 47.

Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan

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 1867, History of Morgan's Cavalry, cover.

Major General Evander McIver Law

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2013, A Field Guide to Gettysburg Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People, p. 189.

Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early

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1898, Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States Army 1861-1865, p. 55.

Brigadier General Edmund Kirby-Smith

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1897, Gen. Robert Edward Lee. Soldier, Citizen, and Christian Patriot, p. 568. 

Brigadier General Edward Porter Alexander

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 1911, The Photographi History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes, Volume 5, p. 61.

Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest

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1887 Hancock's Diary Or, A History of the Second Tennessee Confederate Cavalry, cover.

Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew

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 1887, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, p 429

Major General John Brown Gordon

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1896, Report of Proceeding of Confederate Monument In Chicago, p. 10.

Brigadier General Eppa Hunton

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1906, Men of Mark in Virginia. Ideals of American Life, Volume 1, p. 300.

Brigadier General Louis Trezevant Wigfalll

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1905, A Southern Girl In '61. The War-Time Memoirs Of A Confederate Senator's Daughter, p. 28.

Major General John Bankhead Magruder

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1897, The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War, p. 95.

Major General John Austin Wharton

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1898, Military Records of General Officers Of The Confederate States Army 1861-1865, p. 161.

Brigadier General Turner Ashby

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1914, Life Of Turner Ashby, cover.

Major General Dabney Herndon Maury

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1898, Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian, and Civil Wars, cover.

Lieutenant General John Clifford Pemberton

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1864, The War and Its Heroes, p. 76.

Lieutenant General Theophilus Hunter Holmes

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1884, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 3, p. 444.

Lieutenant General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham

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1911, A History of Tennessee From 1663 to 1914, p. 211. 

Major General Joseph Brevard Kershaw

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1884, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 3, p. 330.

Brigadier General William Robertson Boggs

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1913 Military Reminiscences of Gen. Wm. R. Bogg.

Brigadier General Thomas Neville Waul

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1897, The Confederate Soldier of the Civil War, p. 21.

Brigadier General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel

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2006, The Wilderness Campaign, p. 243.

Major General Preston Smith

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Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, Editors, Battles And Leaders Of The Civil War, Volume 3 (New York: The Century Company, 1887), 8. 

Major General Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Jr.

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Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, Editors, Battles And Leaders Of The Civil War, Volume 3 (New York: The Century Company, 1887), 445. 

Major General Samuel Gibbs French

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1910, Confederate Veteran 249.

Major General John Sappington Marmaduke

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1899, Confederate Military History Volume 9 (Kentucky, Missouri), p. 216.

Major General Lafayette McLaws

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1897, The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War, p. 154.

Major General William Wing Loring

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1887 Battles And Leaders Of The Civil War, Volume 3, p. 498.

Brigadier General Hiram Bronson Granbury

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1899, Confederate Military History, Volume 11, p. 272.

Brigadier General Edward Aylesworth Perry

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1897, The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War, p. 157.

Brigadier General Braxton Bragg

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1867, Lee and His Lieutenants, p. 664.