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Breach of trust in a governor, or attempting to enlarge a limited power, effectually absolves subjects from every bond of covenant and peace; the crimes acted by a king against the people are the highest treason against the highest law among men…Benjamin Church

The longer and more deeply I follow the War for Southern Independence the more convinced I become that it was the logical and legitimate successor to our first war for independence. And why not? The leading minds of the War for Independence were Southerners as were the ablest officers of the Continental Army. To fully […]

The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones…

Currently there is a movie about Lincoln playing starring Daniel Day Lewis and we feel justified in saying that there is not a word of truth in it. Rather than the liberal icon of liberator Lincoln was a lifelong believer in the inequality of the races and was guided by the assumption that blacks were […]

After this urgent protest against entering into battle at Gettysburg according to instructions – which protest is the first and only one I ever made during my entire military career – I ordered my line to advance and make the assault…John B. Hood

Gettysburg Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c 1993 Harry W. Pfanz Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. xix, 507 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-487) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. […]

Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle… General J. E. B. Stuart

The life and campaigns of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart : commander of the cavalry of the Army of northern Virginia Blue & Grey Press, 1993 H. B. McClellan Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia, Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864 Hardcover. Originally published by Boston ; New York : Houghton, Mifflin and Company ; Richmond, […]

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals…T. E. Lawrence

Generals in gray; lives of the Confederate commanders Baton Rouge] Louisiana State University Press [c. 1959], 1983 printing Ezra J. Warner Generals Confederate States of America Hardcover. xxvii, 420 p. ports. 25 cm. Bibliography: p. 401-420. and printing. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG  […]

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties…Abraham Lincoln

It has long been axiomatic that the only way to determine that a politician is lying is to see if his lips are moving. If they are the chances are 99.999…% that he is. Certainly the statement quoted above – and hundreds of others not cited for lack of space – prove Lincoln to be […]

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost…William Lloyd Garrison

Confederate rage, Yankee wrath : no quarter in the Civil War Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c 2007 George S. Burkhardt United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Atrocities Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. xiii, 338 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-329) and index. Clean, […]