"All we ask is to be let alone."
Jefferson Davis (1808-1889)
First Message to the Confederate Congress,
Confederate Memorial Day
This month we have not only a very important religious holiday but a very important holiday to us southern folk too. April 26th is our day to celebrate our heritage and remember those of our ancestors who gave their lives so that our beloved Southland would be free.
I grew up with the saying "I believe the south is gonna rise again!" and I honestly think that we have come a long way. My hope is that one day, the whole world will rise above the things that bring on all wars. The intolerance of other peoples way of life, religion, race, color, and creed. The greed and need to have what others have that we do not. Basically, what we all need to do, is learn to respect others for who and what they are, even if we do not agree with them. When that day comes, not only will the South truly have risen again, but the whole world will have. Nobody wants their way of life taken away from them!
walk among mass graves,
filled with unknown men I never meet
Who gave their lives,
for the confederacy
Gathered here in this place,
only unfamiliar names now across the tombs
Death claiming them,
while so young yet courageous
For a cause destiny,
would not allow them to win
Who comes to honor them,
or wonders who they were?
Who watched or cried,
as their brave lives ended?
As they fell on many battle fields,
for their belief in a Nobel cause
I whisper a silent prayer,
and leave a red rose
To let them know we still care,
and they didn't die in vain...
(WriterDJ) copyrighted 1999
What has occured in this case must never recur in similar cases. Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents of this, as philosophy to learn the wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged." - Abraham Lincoln
It is with great pride that I present to you a list of pages that reflect southern pride and spirit. Not one of anger or hate. I have tried my best to find all the sites in our webring that have a confederate theme, however, will 300+ sites, I am sure I missed a few. If your site fits here, please email me your URL and I will add it in!
THE LADIES OF THE WEBRING PAY TRIBUTE
Spirit by Kathryn R
Darria's look on the Confederate flag
Battle summary of Henderson Tennessee (Civil War)
Southern Belles tribute to her GG Grandfather in the civil war
The South Goes To War
The Story of Private Tims
The Civil War - Oklahoma Story Teller
Sweetmamapam's Southern Glory
Battle summary of Henderson Tennesee
Zac's Confederate Poetry
STATE BY STATE RESEARCH LINKS
The Civil War in Alabama Homepage
Civil War Rosters - Alabama
Civil War / The Alabama Connection
Arkansas Civil War Memorial Page
The Civil War in Arkansas
Florida in the Civil War
Vanished Index to Florida Civil War Military Units
Florida's Civil War Soldiers
Georgia Civil War Commission
The Civil War in Georgia
Civil War in Kentucky
Kentucky: Civil War
The Civil War in Louisiana
Links to confederate units of Louisiana
Louisiana Civil War Monument
Index to the Civil War in Missouri
The Civil war in the southeast Missouri region
Mississippi Civil War Links
The Civil War on the Mississippi
ACWRoots -North Carolina
North Carolina Civil War Home Page
South Carolina in the Civil War Homepage
ACWRoots - South Carolina
The Tennessee Civil War Home Page
Tennessee and the Civil War
Texans In the Civil War
Texas Military Records search page
The Virginia Civil War Home Page
Civil War Resources from the VMI Archives
Listing of confederate regiments in WV
West Virginia in the civil war
CIVIL WAR LINKS FROM THE WEB
Archives and Records Administration Civil War Records
A gold mine of links! Traveller Southern Families - Civil War Pages
TeachPDLaw's Civil War
another collection of great links!
Civil War Artifacts, the Pardue Collection
(most of the artifacts are from Corinth Mississippi)
MA Ryan, a prisoner of the war writes his story
Tales of the Blue and the Gray
YOUR LETTER, LADY, CAME
by Colonel William S. Hawkins
Your letter, lady, came too late,
For Heaven had claimed its own.
Ah, sudden change! From prison bars
Unto the Great White Throne!
And yet, I think he would have stayed
To live for his disdain,
Could he have read the careless words
Which you have sent in vain.
So full of patience
did he wait
Through many a weary hour,
That o'er his simple soldier faith
Not even death had power.
And you -- did others whisper low
Their homage in your ear,
As though among their shadowy throng
His spirit had a peer.
I would that you
were by me now,
To draw the sheet aside,
And see how pure the look he wore
The moment when he died.
The sorrow that you gave him
Had left its weary trace,
As 'twere the shadow of the cross
Upon his pallid face.
"Her love," he
said, "could change for me
The winter's cold to spring."
Ah, trust of fickle maiden's love,
Thou art a bitter thing!
For when these valleys bright in May
Once more with blossoms wave,
The northern violets shall blow
Above his humble grave.
Your dole of scanty
words had been
But one more pang to bear,
For him who kissed unto the last
Your tress of golden hair.
I did not put it where he said,
For when the angels come
I would not have them find the sign
Of falsehood in the tomb.
I've seen your
letter and I know
The wiles that you have wrought
To win that noble heart of his,
And gained it -- cruel thought!
What lavish wealth men sometimes give
For what is worthless all:
What manly bosoms beat for them
In folly's falsest thrall.
You shall not pity
him, for now
His sorrow has an end,
Yet would that you could stand with me
Beside my fallen friend.
And I forgive you for his sake
As he -- if it be given --
May even be pleading grace for you
Before the court of heaven.
Tonight the cold
wind whistles by
As I my vigil keep
Within the prison dead house, where
Few mourners come to weep.
A rude plank coffin holds his form,
Yet death exalts his face
And I would rather see him thus
Than clasped in your embrace.
Tonight your home
may shine with lights
And ring with merry song,
And you be smiling as if your soul
Had done no deadly wrong.
Your hand so fair that none would think
It penned these words of pain;
Your skin so white -- would God your heart
Were half as free from stain.
I'd rather be my
Than you in life supreme:
For yours the sinner's waking dread,
And his the martyr's dream.
Whom serve we in this life, we serve
In that which is to come:
He chose his way, you yours; let God
Pronounce the fitting doom.
had a marvelous surprise in Southern Women Management recently....Miz Millie
visited our Special Confederate Memorial Pages and awarded us her
coveted 'Hospitality' award. Miz Millie....we thank you...and we are soooo
proud to display it on our pages!!!
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