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 […]

Vagabond Refuse of the Northern States

PROCLAMATION. Executive Office, Opelousas, La., May 24th, 1862. To the People of Louisiana: The general commanding the troops of the United States now holding possession of New Orleans issued the following order on the 15th instant: As the officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans, […]

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 […]

Our Just Rights Will Be Respected

…wherever the voice of justice and humanity can be heard, our declaration, and our just rights will be respected. But the blood which flows in our veins, like the tributary streams which form and sustain the father of rivers, encircling our delightful country, will return if not impeded, to the heart of our parent country. […]

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 […]