Yesterday I mentioned the last Confederate Widow, Alberta Martin lay in repose at the First White House of the Confederacy. As I said, many people paid their respects, including Governor Bob Riley, who stood beside her coffin for several minutes. The newspaper account says he presented a wreath and left, with no public comment.
Cameron Napier, our Regent at the time, said having Martin in the home once occupied by Jefferson Davis was appropriate. “The first lady of the Confederacy lived here, and the last Confederate widow should be in repose here”, Mrs. Napier said.
She added “we may have lost the war but the last Confederate widow outlasted the last Union widow!” Lets hear it for our Southern Women. It reminds me of the words of one of our southern favorites “hurrah, hurrah, for Southern Rights hurrah, hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that wears the single star”.