Tag Archives: Confederate Veteran Magazine

The last Rebel unit to leave Richmond

There’s always been some dispute as to which Rebel unit was the last to depart Richmond during its evacuation on April 3-4, 1865. But for some there was never any doubt. One who had no doubt was Captain D.B. Sanford … Continue reading

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“…the only real night charge we ever made.”

Two of the Mississippi Brigade’s regiments, the 18th and the 21st, were charged with driving in the Union pickets the night before the dawn assault on Fort Sanders by the 17th and 13th regiments. After the war, 18th regiment Captain … Continue reading

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Reprise: The Official Records

When I first encountered the OR at the University of Texas undergraduate library, back in the early 1980s, I was amazed at how much shelf space it required. All one-hundred-twenty-eight volumes, including an index and an atlas. Sigh. Nowadays it’s … Continue reading

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The Boy Battery at Sharpsburg/Antietam

From an obituary of Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Lee, in the July, 1908 edition of Confederate Veteran Magazine: “He always said that it was his ‘gallant boys of the batteries that placed the wreath around his stars.’ At Sharpsburg he … Continue reading

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Those reappearing battle flags

It’s curious to our modern sensibilities the importance American Civil War soldiers attached to their battle flags. Congressional Medals of Honor were given to soldiers of the Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts and New York Cameron Highlanders who captured the flags of some … Continue reading

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More on Braxton Bragg

Continuation of Confederate Veteran Magazine’s 1895 article on Gen. Bragg by Dr. S.H. Stout: “None who  approached appealing for justice, pleading for mercy, or asking a favor, ever went from his presence unheard. He would not allow needless interruptions. His … Continue reading

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Bully for Bragg (he’s hell on retreat)

Braxton Bragg, commanding general of the Army of the Tennessee, did not endear himself to Gen. Longstreet or his command after Chickamauga. The following piece from the May, 1895 edition of Confederate Veteran Magazine may help explain the generally reticent … Continue reading

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The Official Records

When I first encountered the OR at the University of Texas undergraduate library, back in the early 1980s, I was amazed at how much shelf space it required. All one-hundred-twenty-eight volumes, including an index and an atlas. Sigh. Nowadays it’s … Continue reading

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