Franklin County Mississippi Civil War Project

 

Franklin County Civil War

Wall of Honor

The Soldiers, Their Stories and Photos

 

 

...The worn and faded gray jacket, glorified by valor and stained with the life blood of its wearer, becomes, in its immortality of association, a more splendid vestment than mail of medieval knight or the rarest robe of royalty. That old, weather-beaten slouched hat, seen as the ages will see it, with its halo of fire, through the smoke of battle, is a kinglier covering than a crown. Half clad, half armed, often half fed, without money and without price, the Confederate soldier fought against the resources of the world.

When at last his flag was furled and his arms were grounded in defeat, the cause for which he had struggled was lost, but he had won the faceless victory of soldiership.

From an article in The Confederate Veteran, Vol.1, No. 12, December 1893

 

Captain David Alexander Herring  33rd Mississippi Infantry - Co. D

4th Sgt. Lewis Lafayette Magee   33rd Mississippi Infantry - Co. D

 

 

 

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