The House That Jeff Built

This is a clever poem written about the Confederacy and Jefferson Davis. As you read through the poem you will see that each new item or person introduced takes something away from the house that Jeff built.

The House That Jeff Built: Author unknown

I. The Southern Confederacy: This is the house that Jeff built

II. The Ethiopian: This is the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

III. The Underground Railroad: This is the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house Jeff built

IV. The Fugitive Slave Law: This is the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

V. The Personal Liberty Bill: This is the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

VI. Chief Justice Taney: This is the cow with the crumpled horn that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

VII. James Buhanan: This is the maiden all forlorn that milked the cow with the crumpled horn that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house Jeff built

VIII. C. Cesh: This is the man all tattered and torn that married the maiden all forlorn that milked the cow with the cumpled horn  that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

IX. Plunder: This is the priest all shaven and shorn that married the man all tattered and torn to the maiden all forlorn that milked the cow with crumpled horn that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built.

Published in: on June 30, 2010 at 2:49 am  Comments Off on The House That Jeff Built  

Children And the Civil War

Soldiers and civilians where both affected by the war. Every one every where was affected in some way. When you think of the war and how it changed people you think mainly of soldiers. A large part of the populice during the war were children. There were adverse effects on the kids of the age. They lost family members and homes. It was a hard time. Here is a very interesting article  on the Civil War Interactive website dealing with children who were trapped in Vicksburg. 

4 Children watching a Union Cavalry patrol cross Bull Run

Published in: on June 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm  Comments Off on Children And the Civil War  

What If God Were A Socialist?

Many people in our society today are accused of being Socialists or of having Socialist agendas. Is Socialism good, bad, or does it not matter?  If God walked the earth today (I’m not saying he isn’t alive, but if he were actually a human on the earth) would he be a Socialist?

Published in: on June 19, 2010 at 3:49 am  Comments Off on What If God Were A Socialist?  

General Lee Remebered

There have been hundreds of books written about General Robert Edward Lee alone. I have  thrown my hat in the ring and attempted to do a simple biographical sketch of the man. In this post I thought I would share a few quotes about General Lee, also I will insert a few of  Lee’s quotes.

The newspapers of the day spoke very well him of  him (Lee). The New York Herald said ” In Lee the millitary genius of America was developed in a greater extent than ever before. In him all that was pure and lofty in mind and in purpose found lodgment. He came nearer the ideal of a soldier and Christian general than any man we can think of, for he was a greater soldier than Havelock, and equally as devout a Christian.

Newspapers abroad also praised Lee.  The Montreal Telegraph proclaimed that ” Posterity will rank Lee above Wellington or Napoleon, before Saxe or Tureene, above Marlborough or Fredrick, before Alexander. or Caesar… Lee was the greatest general of this or any other age.  He made his own name, and the name of the Confederacy he served immortal”.

In a likewise manner The London Standard said ” A country that has given birth to men like him, and those who followed him, may look  the chivalry of Europe in the face without shame: for the fatherlands of Signey and of Bayard never produced a nobler soldier, gentleman, and Christian than Gen. Robert E. Lee.”.

There have  been some very memorable things said about Lee:

“As in the lives of all persons, Lee’s essence ws to be found not in what he said, but in what he did. There were dimensions to Lee, but his life was one long response to whatever struck him as being the call of duty.” ~ Charles Bracelen Flood

“Lee is the greatest military genius in America” ~ General Winfield Scott 

” Ask me, if you please, to paint storm winds upon the sea; Tell me weigh great Cheops, set volcanic forces free;  But bid me not, my countrymen, to picture Robert E. Lee” ~ Memorial Ode by James Barron Hope

Now here are some quotes from Lee and quotes given directly to him.

” I would rather see you unlettered and unnoticed, if virtuous in practice as well as theory, than see you the equal in glory to the great Washington” ~Henry Lee to his sons. Robert definatly lived up to and exceeded his fathers expectations.

” You cannot become a true man until you learn to obey.” ~ Robert E. Lee. Lee learned and followed this principal throughout his entire life.

 ” ‘ Charity should begin at home’ says ___. No, charity should have no beginning or ending.” ~ Robert E. Lee.  Another principal Lee lived by.

Published in: on June 17, 2010 at 3:27 am  Comments Off on General Lee Remebered  

Confederate Documents, Pledges, and Salutes

I found this on the Sons of Confederate Veterans webpage.  It is very interesting to see how the Confederate Constitution and their pledge of allegiance is similar to our own.

The Salute to the Confederate Flag:

Confederate Battle Flag

I salute the Confederate flag with affection, reverance, and undying devotion to the cause for which it stands.

Here is the pledge to the Tennessee flag. I find this one very interesting. It is symbolic of much of the sentiment of many if not most early war Confederates.

Tennessee Flag

Flag of Tennessee I salute thee, to thee I pledge my allegiance with my affection,  my service, and my life.

Here though is the most important pledge out of all of these.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, One nation under GOD, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

Here as I promised is the Confederate Constitution. Due to the extreme length of the document I will give a link to the Sons of Confederate Veterans homepage. From there you can read the document for yourself.

Published in: on June 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm  Comments Off on Confederate Documents, Pledges, and Salutes  


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Published in: on June 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm  Comments Off on Comments  

My Own Quiz

I was inspired by the last quiz I posted to create my own so here it goes. Post what you think the answers are as a comment and I will check and see that they are correct. Enjoy!

1.  Jefferson Davis was born June 3, 1808, in Fairview Kentucky. President Lincoln was also born in Kentucky. How far apart in miles and months were Davis and Lincoln born?

2. What was the name of Stonewall Jackson’s younger sister?

3.  Who said “Texas has made me a rebel twice” ?

4.  Who was the aid that accompanied General Lee to the McLean house to surrender?

5. Can you name the four main conspirators in the Lincoln assassination

6.  What battle did Grant regret making the last charge in?

7. Who was in command of the Confederate Army at the battle Chickamauga?

8. Who was the “Angel of Fredricksburg” and what was this person’s significance?

9.  Why was “Fighting Joe” Hooker given this nickname?

10. Bonus Question. Where was George McClellan born?

Published in: on June 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm  Comments Off on My Own Quiz  

The American Civil War Quiz (via Doug’s Darkworld)

This is a pretty cool quiz written by Doug Stych. I think you should take it. Post your answers as a comment I will tell you if you are correct or not.

The American Civil War Quiz This is a quiz about the American Civil War, a war that fascinates many Americans to this day and was possibly the most important event in American history. It was certainly the most important, and bloodiest, war in American history. As always I have tried to come up with questions that test actual comprehension of the war and important facets thereof, while avoiding trivial or unnecessarily detail oriented questions. This war was the first great … Read More

via Doug’s Darkworld

Published in: on June 10, 2010 at 12:33 am  Comments Off on The American Civil War Quiz (via Doug’s Darkworld)  

A B C’s of The Civil War

M is for Medicine

During the Civil there were major advances made in the field of medicine during the Civil War. Especially in the area of amputation and surgery.                                   






N is for Newspapers

Newspapers were one of the only ways to recieve news from the front. There were many different city,state, and nation wide newspapers from which a person could choose. Many of them were illustrated.










O is for Edward Ord

Major General Edward O. Ord was a general in the Union Army. He commanded colored troops at the battle for Fort Fisher and was present at Appomattox for the surrender.

Published in: on June 9, 2010 at 2:29 am  Comments (1)  

4 Interesting Facts About The Civil War

There were many things during the Civil War that were SO different from other wars in American history. Through this article I hope to relay to you four  little known facts. Sorry there are not any pictures the format wasn’t working.

1. The CSS Hunley was a Confederate submarine, though not the first submarine in history it was the first one to engage and sink a war ship.

2.  There was only one women receipiant of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War era and it was Dr. Mary Walker, A surgeon in the Union Army.

3.  The last battle of the Civil War was a Confederate victory. The battle of Palmetto Ranch Texas ended with the Federal Army driven from the field.

4. Robert E. Lee had two relatives in commanding positions in the Confederate Army. Fitzhugh Lee, Robert’s nephew was a cavalry colonel and Rooney Lee, Robert’s son, was also a cavalry colonel.

Published in: on June 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm  Comments Off on 4 Interesting Facts About The Civil War