Morality, Chivalry, and the Sense of Truth

Critics of public-school religion really belong to two quite different groups—those who believe in the kind of religion which public schools try to instil, and regret their failure, in so far as they do fail, to instil it, and those who, believing in a different form of religion, whether Catholicism or an Anglicanism assimilated to […]

Carolina

CAROLINA. Henry Timrod. I. The despot treads thy sacred lands, Thy pines give shelter to his bands, Thy sons stand by with idle hands, Carolina! He breathes at ease thy airs of balm, He scorns the lances of thy palm; Oh! who shall break thy craven calm, Carolina! Thy ancient fame is growing dim, A […]

Unconquerable in Spirit and Soul

August 9, 1960 Dear Dr. Scott: Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to understand that at the time of the War between the States the issue of secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men […]

Never Had Mother a Nobler Son

On a quiet autumn morning, in the land which he loved so well, and, as he held, served so faithfully, the spirit of Robert Edward Lee left the clay which it had so much ennobled, and traveled out of this world into the great and mysterious land. The expressions of regret which sprang from the few who surrounded the bedside of the dying soldier and Christian, on yesterday, will be swelled to-day into one mighty voice of sorrow, resounding throughout our country, and extending over all parts of […]

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., […]

A Virginian of the Virginians

Typical of those men — most typical — was Lee. He represented, individualized, all that was highest and best in the southern mind and the Confederate cause — the loyalty to state, the keen sense of honor and personal obligation, the slightly archaic, the almost patriarchal, love of dependent, family, and home. As I have […]

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 […]

Old Virginia, Once Again

Once again the call is coming, and the fiery cross on high Blazes as before Manassas when our fathers went to die; Trains of soldiery are moving, rumbling seaward once again, Rolling as in early sixties, to the songs of eager men, Puffing onward through the valley from the mountains to the bay, Bearing on […]

This is Your Flag

This is your flag — Fight for it. This slogan of the 207th has been made the title of a stirring song dedicated to the 207th Battalion — Read it — Words by Miss Esther Knott. Music by Donald Heins. How would you care to see the old flag down, boys, Would you care to […]

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 […]