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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Tis Dripping with Our Blood

Oh, I’m a good old Rebel soldier, now that’s just what I am; For this “Fair Land of Freedom” I do not give a damn! I’m glad I fit against it, I only wish we’d won, And I don’t want no pardon for anything I done. I hates the Constitution, this “Great Republic,” too! I […]

An Act to Establish the Flag

First Congress, Session III, Chapter 88. CHAP. LXXXVIII.–An act to establish the Flag of the Confederate States. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the flag of the Confederate States shall be as follows: the field to be white, the length double the width of the flag, with the union, (now […]

God Save the South

“God Save the South” is considered to be an unofficial national anthem of the Confederate States of America. It was written by George Henry Miles (as Ernest Halphin). The commonly-heard version was composed by Charles W. A. Ellerbrock, while C. T. De Cœniél composed a different tune for the song. It was written in 1861. * * * I. God save the […]

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 […]

God & Our Country

This Second National pattern flag, carried during the War of Northern Aggression by the Consolidated 6th & 7th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, is currently housed in the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.  In official service from May 26, 1863 to March 4, 1865, the pattern became known as the “Stainless Banner” due to its pure white field. […]