Watchword

Give him my affectionate regards, and tell him to make haste and get well, and come back to me as soon as he can. He has lost his left arm, but I have lost my right. GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, No. 61. May 11, 1863. With deep grief, the commanding general announces […]

“It is the Lord’s Day; my wish is fulfilled.”

Scene: Guiney’s Station, Va., May 5, 1863. SATAN, MARS. Mars. Hooker retreats; the battle ceases here. In three days’ fighting his great army lost Seventeen thousand well-drilled veterans. Lee is victorious, yet he has lost More than his enemy a thousand-fold. Jackson has fallen, and he soon must die. In vict’ry’s loving arms the hero […]

I Have Always Desired to Die on Sunday

I see from the number of physicians that you think my condition dangerous, but I thank God, if it is His will, that I am ready to go. […] It is the Lord’s Day; my wish is fulfilled. […] I have always desired to die on Sunday. — Words of General Thomas Jonathan Jackson on […]

Amongst the Galaxy of Confederate Stars One Has Disappeared

Gen. Jackson Words have no power to express the emotion which the death of Jackson has aroused in the public mind. The heart of our whole people bleeds over the fallen hero, whom they loved so well because he so loved their cause, and vindicated it, not only with vast energy and courage, but with the most […]

God & Our Country

This Second National pattern flag, carried during the War of Northern Aggression by the Consolidated 6th & 7th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, is currently housed in the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.  In official service from May 26, 1863 to March 4, 1865, the pattern became known as the “Stainless Banner” due to its pure white field. […]