Commentary on contemporary and historical issues related to Confederate Heritage.
The South's Defenders Monument
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Fighting for Southern Independence:
History of the 11th Texas Infantry Regiment by Michael Dan Jones
Major General Franklin Gardner
This is the biography of a professional soldier who led the Confederate defense of Port Hudson, Louisiana during the epic siege from May 21 to July 9, 1863. He was one of the finest commanders of the Confederate Army and this is believed to be the first book length biography of his life.
The Fighting First Louisiana Infantry
The 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment was one of the hardest fighting units of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the War for Southern Independence. This is its story.
Swamp Angels: A History of the 11th Battalion (Spaight's) Texas Volunteers
From the First Battle of Sabine Pass to battles in Louisiana, the 11th Battalion (Spaight's) Texas Volunteers fought in defense of Texas and Southern Independence.
Niblett's Bluff in the War Between the States by Michael Dan Jones
This is the story of an important Confederate fortification on the Texas-Louisiana border.
General Mouton's Regiment: The 18th Louisiana Infantry by Michael Dan Jones
This is the history of General Alfred Mouton's regiment, the 18th Louisiana Infantry, which he led throughout the War for Southern Independence, from Shiloh to Mansfield. Click on image for more information.
Confederate Guards Response Battalion
History of the one of the hardest fighting Louisiana units during the War for Southern Independence.
1st Louisiana Zouaves
This is the story of one of the most unique and famed Louisiana units in the War for Southern Independence, the 1st Louisiana Zouaves . Made up largely of foreigners from many countries, the men wore the gaudy French Zouave uniform and fought with a fierce determination for the new Southern Republic.
Dick Dowling and the Jefferson Davis Guard
This is the story of one of the most famous and celebrated Confederate units. Click on image for details.
Confederate States Rangers of the 10th Louisiana Infantry
Company K in the War for Southern Independence
Lt. Col. King Bryan of Hood's Texas Brigade
Freedom Fighter for Texas and Southern Independence
The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou by Michael Dan Jones
This is a concise history of the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi from December 26-29, 1862. Also covered are the preliminary cavalry raids of generals Earl Van Dorn and Nathan Bedford Forrest. The book contains maps, photographs and illustrations, bibliography and index.
9th Battalion Louisiana Infantry
This is the history of the 9th Battalion Louisiana Infantry which fought at the Battle of Baton Rouge and the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana in the War for Southern Independence. The unit took part in the famous charge of Allen's Brigade at Baton Rouge. The men of the unit were fighting in defense of their own home area since most were from East Baton Rouge and nearby parishes. Click on image for more information.
Mouton's Charge at the Battle of Mansfield and the Red River Campaign
This is the story of the famous attack at the Battle of Mansfield, La., April 8, 1864, led by Brig. Gen. Alfred Mouton.
The Vicksburg 28th Louisiana Infantry
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The Tiger Rifles: The Making of a Louisiana Legend
The Toughest Fighting Men in the Confederate Army
The Battle of Calcasieu Pass
A history of the May 6, 1864 battle in Southwest Louisiana between two Union gunboats and a diverse group of Confedrates. Click photo for more information.
Wherever the enemy have penetrated the South a scene of desolation presents itself, which might melt any but Yankee hearts. "The land is as the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness." Fields stripped as bare as if locusts had presided over them, fences gone, houses burned down, the once opulent and comfortable proprietors driven homeless and fortuneless from their premises; these are the edifying spectacles which great the conqueror's eyes, and are rapturously recorded by Yankee journals. We cannot deprive them of this temporary consolation; but, after all, it is only temporary. They have made some communities penniless for a time, but it is only for a time. They have disfigured the surface of the earth, but they have not destroyed it, and cannot even impair its powers of recuperation.--With the first surrender of Peace, the desert places will blossom again, and, with the establishment of Independence, the most desolate portions of the South will begin a career of prosperity unexampled in their history. Increase, which can only bring beggary to the North, will, in turn, make the South the wealthiest and most powerful nation on this continent. It has suffered like the patriarch John; but, like him, its latter days will be better than the beginning. The war of the American Revolution reduced whole communities to beggary and scourged the face of the earth, but from their ashes there sprung up a greatness which the world has rarely equalled. So it will be with our own country. Our independence once secured, and our ports opened the great staples of the South will give her the command of the commerce of the world. Norfolk will become the New York of the continent, and the Peninsula, now so down-trodden and cheerless, will resound with the hammer of enterprise and activity. Even in manufactures, the genial climate and unlimited water course of the South will build up many a Manchester and Birmingham. Let us be patient and hopeful. A day rich with compensation is coming.