So who was the Confederate soldier?
a man of every color, every income range, every religion, a man who was
highly educated or had no education at all. A farmer, a lawyer, a
politician, a store clerk, a blacksmith, a ship captain, a dock
worker, a military man, a civilian, a slave , a slave owner,A free
Black man, a native American, A Doctor, He was every man who resisted
the despotic Government of Abe Lincoln; and all had one thing in common,
they were Southerners!
Men to whom Honor was more than an idea, it was a way of life.
Men of courage, outnumbered, without supplies’, Men who when the enemy
had repeating rifles and endless amounts of ammunition , stood their
ground and threw rocks at the invaders.
Men who at Appomattox upon General Lee’s return from the surrender told the general,
“Just give us the word general and we’ll charge em again”!
That is who they were, and that is why we honor them