Relegated to Oblivion

WHY GENERAL SHERMAN’S NAME IS DETESTED. BY COL. W. D. PICKETT, LEXINGTON, KY. I desire to supplement the article in the July VETERAN with the above title by answers to criticisms made and doubts cast upon the charges therein. As to the charge that at the burning of the large cotton mills at Roswell, Ga., […]

Nomenclature of Our Southern Armies

The North Carolinians are called “Tar Heels;” South Carolinians, “Rice Birds;” Georgians, “Goober Grabbers;” Alabamians, “Yaller Hammers;” Texans, “Cow Boys;” Tennesseans, “Hog Drivers;” Louisianians, “Tigers;” Floridians, “Gophers;” Virginians, “Tobacco Worms;” Arkansians, “Tooth-picks;” Missourians, “Border Ruffians;” Kentuckians, “Corn Crackers;” and Mississippians, “Sand Lappers.” The Cavalry, “Buttermilk Rangers;” Infantry, “Webfoot.” A regiment of deserters from the Federal […]

Our Cause Is Just and Holy

Come, all ye sons of freedom, and join our Southern band, We are going to fight the Yankees and drive them from our land. Justice is our motto and providence our guide, So jump into the wagon, and we’ll all take a ride. Wait for the wagon! The dissolution wagon! The South is the wagon, and […]

Enuf to Make Your Hed Swim

But talkin the way I see it, a big feller and a little feller, so called, got into a fite, and they fout, and fout, and fout a long time, and evry boddy all around a hollerin hands off, but kep a helpin the big feller, till finally the little feller caved in and hollered […]

Make Old Scott the First Victim

Letter From a Georgia Lady. We have been favored, by a venerable gentleman of this city, with the following extract of a letter from his niece, now living in Georgia, which fully shows the spirit which animates the matrons of the South, and evidences that they are the worthy descendants of the women of ’76: […]

A Dasdard’s Glove

The Ladies of the Empire State Waynesboro’, Burke Co., Ga.,} January 1, 1861.} Editor Mercury:  The following patriotic resolutions were adopted, among others, by the ladies of this town and county, at an enthusiastic meeting held by them on Saturday last. The following was presented by Mrs. Col. I. Carter, and received with a joyous outburst […]

Here’s to Our Confederacy

The third verse of the song misstates the order in which the states seceded from the Union. The dates on which the states seceded are as follows: South Carolina (December 20, 1860), Mississippi (January 9, 1861), Florida (January 10, 1861), Alabama (January 11, 1861), Georgia (January 19, 1861), Louisiana (January 26, 1861), Texas (February 1, 1861), Virginia (April 17, 1861), Arkansas (May 6, 1861), North Carolina (May 20, 1861), and Tennessee (June 8, 1861). Thus, Alabama did not […]

A Perpetual Sermon

Upon the day appointed — being, by a happy coincidence, the Feast of St. Peter the Apostle — the local military force of Augusta, consisting of one full regiment of infantry, a battery of light artillery, and a company of cavalry, was drawn up on Telfair St., in the rear of the City Hall, at […]