Tag Archive | Confederate States Army

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here…

Gettysburg to Vicksburg : the five original Civil War battlefield parks  photographs by A.J. Meek ; text by Herman Hattaway  Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c 2001  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xix, 194 p. : ill. ; 19 x 26 cm.    Includes index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No […]

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret…Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee’s biographers remind me of St. Augustine‘s prayer, Give me chastity and continence – but not yet. They can’t quite deal with the fact that even a Christian gentleman – and we can think of no better appellation for Lee – must still, being human, have frailties. It may be a uniquely American […]

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth… Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall : a biography of  General Thomas J. Jackson New York : W.W. Norton,  1992 Byron Farwell Confederate States of  America. Army Biography, Jackson, Stonewall, 1824- 1863 Book. xiii, 560 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.  Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-540) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding. No  highlighting, underlining or marginalia in […]

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice… Mark Twain

The colors of courage : Gettysburg’s hidden history : immigrants, women, and African-Americans in the Civil War’s defining battle Margaret Creighton  Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863  New York : Basic Books, c 2005 Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xix, 321 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references […]

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness… Alexis de Tocqueville

Sword has written a very good book that should serve as a source of instruction for all Americans because the virtues he attributes to the Confederate heart are the same ones that formed the basis of American exceptionalism – something that has existed, for the most part, only in the South and the West since […]

Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day’s march nearer home… James Montgomery

The vacant chair : the Northern soldier leaves home    New York : Oxford University Press, 1993 Reid Mitchell United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects Hardcover. xiv, 201 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in […]

Just as we would not send any of our soldiers to march in other states, and tyrannize other people… so will we never allow the armies of others to march into our states and tyrannize our people… Thomas Jefferson “Stonewall” Jackson, CSA

There is a school of historians that proclaim that Custer was an idiot and was defeated by the combined genius of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse without ever seeing the irony that you really can’t credit someone with being a genius for defeating an idiot. So it is also with the Battle of Bull Run. […]