The United Confederate Veterans

The organization known as the United Confederate Veterans was formed in New Orleans, June 10, 1889. The inception of the idea for a large and united association is credited to Colonel J. F. Shipp, a gallant Confederate, commander of N. B. Forrest Camp, of Chattanooga, Tennessee-the third organized-who was in successful business for years with […]

Author: S. A. Cunningham
Date: October 23rd, 2016

The Cause of Jackson and Lee

Written for The Abbeville Institute   Robert E. Lee said “Everyone should do all in his power to collect and disseminate the truth, in the hope that it may find a place in history and descend to posterity. History is not the relation of campaigns and battles and generals or other individuals, but that which […]

Author: Carl Jones
Date: October 7th, 2016

The Terrible Swift Sword

Written for The Abbeville Institute   In his book The Coming of the Glory (1949), author John S. Tillery relates that on July 14, 1868, a visitor walked into the office of Abram Joseph Walker, Chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court. Walker had served as Associate Chief Justice from 1856, when the Legislature of Alabama […]

Author: Carl Jones
Date: October 5th, 2016

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