Wherever It Led Us

THE BANNER OF BARS. BY T. C. HARBAUGH. I see it to-day as it waved in its splendor Where the Rapidan slips with a song to the sea; I catch the bright gleams of the stars that adorned it When gayly I followed the fortunes of Lee; How proudly it waved in the breezes of heaven And opened […]

To Conquer Is to Live Enough

An Act to Establish the Flag

First Congress, Session III, Chapter 88. CHAP. LXXXVIII.–An act to establish the Flag of the Confederate States. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the flag of the Confederate States shall be as follows: the field to be white, the length double the width of the flag, with the union, (now […]

By Popular Acclaim

The Battle Flag.–The papers are all discussing what kind of flag the South ought to adopt as the permanent ensign of the Confederacy. It seems to be generally agreed that the “Stars and Bars” will never do for us. They resemble too closely the dishonored flag of Yankee Doodle. Should the questions remain undecided until […]

The Blood of Your Brethren Crieth unto God from the Earth

And now, ye Christians of the North, and especially ye priests and bishops of the Church who have lent yourselves to the fanning of the fury of this unjust and cruel war, do I this day, in the presence of the body of this my murdered brother, summon you to meet us at the judgment-seat […]

Save in Defense Will Draw My Sword on None

I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union.  It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honour for its preservation.  I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to […]