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    Confederate Veterans are US veterans by Act of Congress. Happy Veterans Day!


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    #OTD in 1861 – The 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment enters Confederate service in the American Civil War.

    Company D was known as the ‘Rebel Sons of Erin’ because so many of them were Irish. Indeed, the roster of Company D reads like any small town in a 19th century Irish village (every surname was Irish). While the Fighting 69th on the Union side is the most famous “Irish Brigade,” it is estimated that at least 30,000 Irish fought on the Confederate side. Much of the enlistment was due to the…

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    The US Springfield Rifle 1861 - .58 caliber was one of the most produced and utilized small arms during the war. Even Rebels used it when we found one or requisitioned Yankee small arms. Credit: Passing Through by Don Stivers during the capture of Carlisle, PA

    The Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862. This was the bloodiest single day in American history. Men were buried in shallow and mass graves after serving their states valiantly. Southerners refer to This day as the Battle of Sharpsburg. See the TX and GA monuments in the “Cornfield”as well as the Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge. Never Forget!

    Battle of Harpers Ferry- Confederates overtook Maryland Heights September 13, 1862


    Omer Rose Weaver of Little Rock, Arkansas, and friends, ca 1860. Weaver was killed in action at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861, while serving in the Confederate Army’s Pulaski Light Battery. Arkansas State Archives, PHC 2677.


    Wilson’s Creek was a fascinating battle- Weaver shown above was the first Arkansas casualty of our Second Rebellion.

    Documentary of the battle is linked below:

    Unionists paid for Jefferson Davis to be released to heal the nation. This is why history must be taught! RECONCILIATION

    Thus far, research has narrowed the identification of the four remains to 21 or 22 individuals who “likely died during the period when the (Union-operated) hospital” was caring for the Confederate dead and dying after the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862. The original list contained 59 names and their units.

    Recently discovered bodies in Williamsburg could have been any of these men- our Brothers

    SAVE Arlington! Reconciliation Monument to Southern Americans established after Spanish American War veterans who served in both wars were honored.