|On the following pages we
will once again attach flesh and bone to our heroes so that we may better
stand the feelings of those men who have now gone to dust. It is said that, "Before we can honor, we must first understand."
It has been said that the "Southern Historical Society Papers" are a true and actual picture of the feelings of the southland. So many of the following features are from those historical writings.
THE LIFE OF A SOLDIER by Carlton McCarthy is a series of six articles detailing the everyday life of a soldier.
Federals in sight of their Army Captured by Seven Confederatesthe
following incident was sent by Captain J.H. Carter of Lexington, Kentucky
who received the information from the eyewitnesses and participants.
Fires of the Boys in Gray by
Carlton McCarthy. This articles vividly pictures camp life which will
be readily recognized by the "old soldier". The substance of this
paper was delivered at a banquet and reunion of the Richmond Howitzers
on Nov 9th, 1875 .
CAVALRY by James N. Dunlopwas a toast given
at the Army of Northern Virginia Banquet, October 29th, 1879. "To horse,
to horse; the sabers gleam, High Sounds our bugle call, "(sic)...
TO A SOLDIER "OUR FALLEN HEROES" Address
delivered by Hon. A.M. Keiley of Richmond. On "Memorial Day",
at Loudon Park, near Baltimore,
PRODIGAL SOLDIER'S RETURN from book entitled" True
Tales of the South at War - An emotional story of a son's return years
after the war ended.
BROKEN MUG by John Esten Cooke-
following poem written in the summer of 1865, on the breaking of the mug
he had carried through the war; (sic) ....
The Death of Willie Abell -A Poem by Rev. Dr. J. C. Hiden "a hero, who though a beardless boy, was as true to country and to duty as any knight" (sic)..... ________________________
WAR WHEN SOLDIERS WERE NOT FIGHTINGby original works by numerous contributors- "The hours, days, and months when Civil War soldiers were not in battle offered, many opportunies for relaxation, humor, romance "(sic)....