Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Lee Girls of Arlington

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:15+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Mary Anna Randolph Custis and famed Confederate General Robert E. Lee married in 1831 at her family home, Arlington House, in Virginia.  Mary Anna was the only surviving child of George Washington Parke Custis, George Washington's step-grandson, and adopted son, [...]

Confederate Victory At Harpers Ferry

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:15+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Since this is September, I thought I would mention an important Confederate victory that took place September 12-15, 1862, the Battle of Harpers Ferry, which took place in and around the town of Harpers Ferry, Maryland. This battle was part of the Maryland [...]

Thes Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:15+00:00 September 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Mary Jackson, Historian General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, has written an article about the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana in the August 2013 issue of the United Daughters of the Confederacy magazine, titled Pleasant Hill, The Victory Was Theirs. The small town of Pleasant [...]

Generals in the Confederacy

By | 2015-01-13T02:34:48+00:00 September 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Robert E. Lee was the best known of the general officers in the Confederate Army.  Like many others, he was a former officer from the U.S. Army prior to the Civil War. Interestingly, Lee chose to wear the insignia of [...]

A Photograph Brings The Past Into Focus

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:15+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|

When you go to the second floor in the First White House of the Confederacy, the first room on the right is one we call "Mrs. Davis' New York bedroom." It is so named because much of the furniture in it came from the Majestic hotel [...]

The Story of the Confederate Camel

By | 2015-01-13T02:34:48+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Did you know there was a "Confederate Camel", a mascot of the 43rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment during the War Between the States? I had never heard of him, although I did know about Jefferson Davis' Texas Camel Experiment when he was Secretary [...]