To Conquer Is to Live Enough

Skill, Ability and Courage

Wherever the headquarters flag of A. P. Hill floated, whether at the head of a regiment, a brigade, a division, or a corps, in camp or on the battle-field, it floated with a pace and a confidence born of skill, ability and courage, which infused its confidence and courage into the hearts of all who […]

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 […]

If You Want to Smell Hell, Jine the Cavalry!

JINE THE CAVALRY! CHORUS: If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry! If you want to catch the Devil, if you want to have fun, If you want to smell Hell, jine the cavalry! We’re the boys who went around McClellian, Went around McClellian, went around McClellian! […]

Base Tyranny Quails at Thy Feet

Oh, Dixie, the land of King Cotton, The home of the brave and the free; A nation by freedom begotten, The terror of despots to be. Wherever thy banner is streaming, Base tyranny quails at thy feet; And liberty’s sunlight is beaming In splendor of majesty sweet. CHORUS: Then three cheers for our Army so […]

It Shall Be Unlawful

Improper use or mutilation of state or Confederate flag or emblem prohibited.— (1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to copy, print, publish, or otherwise use the flag or state emblem of Florida, or the flag or emblem of the Confederate States, or any flag or emblem used by the Confederate States […]

Our God, to Whom Be All the Honor, Praise, and Glory

Yesterday we fought a great battle and gained a great victory, for which all the glory is due to God alone. Although under a heavy fire for several continuous hours I received only one wound, the breaking of the longest finger of my left hand; but the doctor says the finger may be saved. It was […]

Jealous Not Even of Virginia

The wild talk prevalent in the official and the semi-official organs at Richmond grates harshly upon the ear of South Carolina.  It is still more grievous to her to hear the same unmanly proposition from those in authority in the old State of Virginia.  Side by side Carolina and Virginia have stood together against all […]

Quack, Quack, Quack

The Yells of Our Army. — The soldier of the Army of Northern Virginia is essentially a yelling animal. He has a yell peculiar to himself, by which his success in battle is denoted even at the very moment of victory. When he is pleased, he yells as an outlet for his exuberant spirits; when […]

Every Facility Will Be Afforded By Our People to Induce Them to Come

Richmond as the Confederate Capital. — We understand there is considerable favor shown to our beautiful and advantageously situated city by the Provisional Congress, as the permanent Capital of our Southern Confederacy. We say advantageously situated, for if Washington was a suitable location for the Capital of the United States, we think that, as we […]