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 […]

Battle Flag of the Republic of Novorossiya

It’s a red flag with a blue Saint Andrew’s cross. The flag of the Russian Navy. Of the Navy, which played a prominent military role in the emergence and establishment of the historical Novorossiya. Izvestia, 20 March 2014.

The Glorious Little State of South Carolina

When the proper time had come, when I knew we were prepared, there was not a moment that I was not ready to strike the blow for my State and the independence of my country, let it lead to what it might, even if it led to blood and ruin. Thank God the day is come; […]

ἐν τούτῳ νίκα

The fourth day of March was an eventful day in the Provisional Capital of the Confederate States of America, as well as in Washington. At half past three P.M., on yesterday, the Flag of the Confederate States of America was flung out to the breeze from the staff of the Capitol and as its proud folds gradually […]

An Emblem of Truth from the Author of Life

THE UNCONQUERED BANNER. Maud Dudley Shackelford, Tarboro, North Carolina (Confederate Veteran, Vol. XXVI, No. 11, November 1918.) There’s a banner that waves in the city of light, Unfurled by the saints for eternity there On the temple of peace, where the martyrs of right Now see it upraised from adversity’s snare; And the angel that […]

When Battle Flags Are Furled

THERE IS NO FAILURE. There is no failure! Life itself is a song Of victory or death, and ages long Have told the story of the triumph wrought Unending from things once held for naught. The battle’s o’er; though defeated now, In coming time the waiting world shall bow Before the throne of truth that’s builded […]

We Are Not Ashamed!

Less than two weeks ago the President of the United States, in a public address, is reported as using these words: “They said that Grant had not the military genius that other generals displayed in the war. To my mind, his mind and brain represented the very genius of war to suppress the rebellion, because […]

Wrongs Inflicted, Insults Spoken

SOUTHRONS, hear your Country call you, Up, lest worse than death befall you! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Lo! all the beacon-fires are lighted,– Let all hearts be now united! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Advance the flag of Dixie! Hurrah! Hurrah! In Dixie’s land we take our stand, […]

Ensign Struck off Cherbourg

Some ten or fifteen minutes after the commencement of the action our spanker gaff was shot away, and our ensign came down by the run. This was immediately replaced by another at the mizenmast-head. Official Report of Captain Semmes. It was the boast of Admiral Semmes that nothing was saved, when the Alabama was sunk […]

An Emblem of Freedom Unfurled in the Right

The Star-Spangled Cross and the pure field of white Is the banner we give to the breeze, ‘Tis an emblem of Freedom unfurled in the right, O’er our homes and our lands and our seas. CHORUS: We’ll stand by the Cross And the pure field of white, While a shred’s left to float on the […]

To Conquer Is to Live Enough