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The Confederate Note

By: Major Sidney A. Jonas, C.S.A., Mississippi. This poem was written on the back of a $100.00 Confederate Note, at the old Powhatan Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, May, 1865. . Representing nothing on God’s earth now, And naught in the waters below it. As the pledge of a Nation that’s dead and gone, Keep it dear […]

Over the Grave

Brig. Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer, CSA .  “First in the fight and first in the arms Of the white-winged angel of glory, With the heart of the South at the feet of God And his wounds to tell the story.  . For the blood that flowed from his hero heart On the spot where he […]

Mark Twain’s, Battle Hymn of the Republic

  Mark Twain . Mine eyes have seen the orgy of the Launching of the Sword; He is searching out the hoardings where the stranger’s wealth is stored; He hath loosed his fateful lightnings, and with woe and death has scored His lust is marching on. .  I have seen him in the watch-fires of […]

Good Ol’ Rebel Sholdier

Major Innes Randolph, C.S.A. . Oh, I’m a good ol’ Rebel, 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 anythin’ I done. . I hates the Constitution, […]

For Me to Die is Gain

W. W. Horne (1773-1826) . Death is no more a frightful foe; Since I with Christ shall reign, With joy I leave this world of woe; For me to die is gain. . To darkness, doubts, and fears, adieu; Adieu, thou world so vain; Then shall I know no more of you; For me to […]

Cycle of Nations

History teaches a natural progress of civilizations thus: From bondage to spiritual faith, From faith to great courage, From courage to liberty, From liberty to abundance, From abundance to complacency, From complacency to selfishness, From selfishness to apathy, From apathy to dependency, From dependency to bondage. Patrick Fraser Tyler (1791-1849) Lord Woodhouselee,  Scotland

Confederate Toast

. Stand to your glasses steady, ‘Tis all we’ve left to prize; Here’s to the dead already, Hurrah for the next man who dies! . Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 2, February 1909