Before the month is over..


Before saying goodbye to Confederate History Month, I just wanted to add another post to remind my Southron readers of the need to remember and honor our heritage and our forefathers and kinsmen who were part of that tragic part of our history.

It’s easy to begin to think of our forebears in an abstract way, not thinking of them as distinct individuals with real stories, as flesh-and-blood people, our own kin.

So I personally like to remember my Confederate kinsmen by name and place, and by what I do know of their part in the War. I’ve done this in the past on the old blog, and so I will do the same once again.

Here are the kinsmen whose names and memory I would like to honor. This is by no means a complete list.

Benjamin Farrar Eddins
He was commanding officer of Co. F, 41st Alabama, captured at Murfreesboro, TN, and held prisoner of war until exchanged. He participated in the battle of Chickamauga. He left service to care for his family, but raised a unit to defend the city of Tuscaloosa in the last days of the war. During Coxton’s Raid,which resulted in the burning of the University of Alabama, he was mortally wounded on April 3, and died seven days later.

Zadoc Mitchell Holloway
Killed at Shiloh

Marion Lafayette Nobles
Co. K; 1 (Colquitt’s) Ark. Inf.; Pvt/Sgt
died 22 Jul 1864 – place unknown

Milton Franklin Nobles (Capt.)
Civil War Service in Company K; 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment; CSA:

Leonard Valentine Nobles
Enl 14 Feb 1862 at Dewitt, AR. Captured 1 Sep 1864 near Jonesboro, GA and exchanged 19-22 Sep 1864 at Rough & Ready, GA. Paroled 28 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC as a member of the 1st AR Consolidated Inf.

William M. Aten
Served in the Confederate Army: 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry C.S.A.,   Lafayette Parish LA

John Henry Mitchell II
Co. I, Martins Reg. Texas Cavalry, CSA Military Service 1861 Texas

Lewis Summerfield Scruggs

15th MS Infantry, promoted to Captain, Co. B, 17th MS Infantry,
Major, Featherstone Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia

Joseph Howell ‘Jobe’ Scruggs
Served Virginia Enlisted C Co. 44th Inf Reg. VA discharged on December 18, 1861

Samuel Gross Scruggs
Company B, Forty-fifth Tennessee Confederate Infantry

John Allen Barksdale
Died in battle in the CSA, Spottsylvania, VA, 8 Apr 1864

Miles A. Dillard, Lt. Col. – 9th Texas Infantry (Maxey’s)

Henry Lawson Wyatt, first Confederate soldier to be killed in battle

(Note: there is a monument featuring Henry Lawson Wyatt; will it be allowed to stand or pulled down by the PC thought police?)

Colonel James Read Branch – led ”Branch’s Battery” which was called one of the most effective artillery companies in the Army of Northern Virginia, General Ransom’s Division. Colonel Branch (then Captain Branch) was credited with heroic action in the Battle of Malvern Hill, when he, singlehandedly, with his two guns held twenty-four Union Army guns in check for an hour.
Later, in another battle he was severely wounded and his leg broken in three places,which left him permanently disabled.

7 thoughts on “Before the month is over..

  1. VA, you have a great heritage. It explains why you fight so hard to preserve the real America. But why do others with that heritage not do so? That is the question.

    Seventy-five years ago, they would have. It has taken a tremendous effort, much of it coordinated in secret to make Southern Whites and even Northern ones give up the fight for their own people to exist and possess their own schools and cities.

    You are like a dying ember from that fight as all around us the mentally slothful soak up tube rays that dull them senseless.

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    • OA, I wish I knew exactly why so few are standing up for their heritage and their country. I’ve speculated at length on my blog(s) over the last ten years and yet I don’t have a full answer as to why.
      Cynicism has played a big part. I see so much cynicism about our country and our fellow citizens on the alt-right blogs. I think cynicism and defeatism are deadly to our folk and our cause. It seems the ‘Powers that Be’ have done a good job of making us all distrust and dislike each other, until we are all divided every which way.
      What is needed is a sense of solidarity amongst our folk; if only we could put aside some of the animosities and resentments. In the past people had more of the kindred feeling and the loyalty to one another.
      I am hoping that the Trump phenomenon might be a sign of finding that communal spirit and kinship again.
      Thanks for the kind words. We all have a great heritage and we need to rediscover that.
      In my extended family there are a lot of people of accomplishment and that can be an inspiration but it’s also a lot to live up to, to measure up to, and it’s easy to feel I am falling short of what my kin and ancestors did.

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  2. Sorry to be a nit-picker – I’m sure it’s just a typo; but it’s cavalry, not calvary. Lots of Americans seem to get that wrong.

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    • Analog Man – of course you are right. I see error in the entry for John Henry Mitchell.
      I surely do know the difference between Calvary and cavalry; it was probably an error in typing. I’m a good speller and a bad typist.
      Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I will correct it but for some reason WordPress won’t let me access the edit function as of now; the text of my post doesn’t show up when I try to edit it.


      • Yes, I was sure you wouldn’t have written that. But it’s such a typically American error; I’ll bet you copied and pasted it, didn’t you? I read somewhere that that’s the source of most software errors.

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  3. We must stand for our Southern heritage. We Southerners are just about the only white people in America with any soul. The rest are bland and dead white bread.

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    • Roland – sorry for the late reply; it seems your comment didn’t show up immediately.
      I agree about the South vs. the rest of America. No offense to the rest of the country but they have been in the ‘blender’ longer than we have, with a mix of cultures and peoples thanks to immigration, and their culture as it once was in the colonial days has been diluted, as with their identity. You have ethnic pockets here and there with Scandinavians or Germans or Slavs who hold to their cultures and you have the enclaves in big Eastern cities but that is not part of core America, traditional old-stock America. The South by contrast stayed true to itself for a much longer time. But now I worry that is all being lost, especially in Texas where many buy into the idea that the Hispanics have always been our friends as they’ve been there for centuries, etc. Then there is the large influx of recent immigrants and Northerners.


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