A Hard Fate

City Hall, April 28, 1862. To Flag-Officer D. G. Farragut, U. S. Flag-Ship Hartford: Your communication of this morning is the first intimation I ever had that it was by your strict orders that the United States flag was attempted to be hoisted upon certain of our public edifices by officers sent or there to […]

I Don’t Want to Hurrah

I never could quite enjoy being a “Conquering Hero.” No, my dear, there is something radically wrong about my Hurrahism. I can fight for a cause I know to be just, can risk my own life and the lives of those in my keeping without a thought of the consequences; but when we’ve conquered, when we’ve […]

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; […]

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 […]

Anxious for the Southern Cross

[Communicated] The Confederate Flag. We believe we speak the sentiments of three-fourths of the Southern people, when we state that the Confederate Flag has not only failed to satisfy, but has greatly disappointed them. The idea of a committee having been occupied for weeks in composing or selecting from a hundred different specimens, a flag […]

Stiff in Southern Dust

[…] I hates the Constitution, this great Republic, too; I hates the Freedmen’s Bureau, in uniforms blue. I hates the nasty eagle, with all his brags and fuss; The lyin’, thievin’ Yankees, I hates ’em wuss and wuss. I hates the Yankee nation, and everything they do; I hates the Declaration of Independence, too; I hates […]