Of Wars and Rumours of Wars

I have been informed of an upcoming clandestine meeting of clerics who were recently expelled from the FSSPX. These priests were invited to leave the Society after the intrigue and disobedience surrounding their opposition to the Superior General of the FSSPX and his cautious willingness to engage the Roman authorities regarding the doctrinal issues which […]

Oh, Yes, Massa, They Will Fight!

[…] We are very much perplexed to know who is the next To command the new Richmond expedition, For the Capital must blaze, and that in ninety days, And Jeff and his men be sent to perdition. We’ll take the cursed town, and then we’ll burn it down, And plunder and hang up each cursed […]

Not Unworthy of Our Lineage

Rather let the flames envelope our dwellings, and our fields be gleaned with fire and sword; than that the one shall furnish shelter for the armed incendiaries who invade us, or the other yield him food. If we must, after being overborne, retire to cave and mountains, we shall at least perpetuate the forms of […]

An Odious Northern Despotism

“ … The struggle on our part is for existence itself, and the question is, whether the Confederate States shall remain free, self-governing communities, or become territorial appendages of an odious Northern despotism, — ruled by Northern governors, and overrun by Northern tax gatherers and escheators. In this struggle, we will most assuredly prevail. The […]

Indignation Against the Vandal Hordes

Gun Metal. – In speaking a few days since of the call made for brass and other gun metal, we stated that there were a number of old cannon stuck at the corners of different streets in this city that would serve an admirable turn in the present juncture. There is certainly enough gun metal […]

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 […]

The Slave’s Lament

It was in sweet Senegal that my foes did me enthral, For the lands of Virginia,-ginia, O: Torn from that lovely shore, and must never see it more; And alas! I am weary, weary O. Torn from that lovely shore, and must never see it more; And alas! I am weary, weary O. All on […]

Fire at the President’s Mansion

Attempt to Burn the President’s House. – About ten o’clock on Tuesday night, some unknown scoundrel attempted to set fire to the President’s Mansion, the attempt being frustrated by a timely discovery by some of the family. A quantity of combustible matter had been placed in one of the basement rooms and then set on fire. […]

Coal Harbor

Coal Harbor. There is some misapprehension in regard to the name of the locality of one of the most important of the series of the battles lately fought and won in the neighborhood of this city. A misapprehension not only in regard to the origin of the name, but to the name itself. Some of […]