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Confederate American Pride website has been created for that unique class of people, native to the Southeastern states, who define themselves as being, firstly, Confederates and, secondly, as Americans, and who are proud of bearing those distinctions. It is to this particular mindset of cultural awareness that this site is dedicated.
With the above in mind it has been my purpose to design Confederate American Pride as a virtual online resource for the Confederate Nationalist in need of the tools and information that is necessary to defend himself and his heritage in the war that is constantly being waged against that heritage. On its pages you will find selected articles and emails that not only define who we are and where we have come from, but how we got there; numerous links to other Southern heritage organizations and websites; and much, much more.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy your visit to my site and will bookmark it for future reference.
For a free South,
K. Steven Monk
The version of Dixie that you hear playing in the background of this page is sung by Lee Greenwood. It is included on his album "American Patriot," which is available from Amazon.com through the link below.
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President, Confederate States of America
"We feel that our cause is just and holy; we protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace at any sacrifice save that of honour and
independence; we ask no conquest, no
aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States with which we were lately confederated; all we ask is to be let alone; that those who never held power
over us shall not now attempt our
subjugation by arms."
Army of Northern Virginia, Commanding
"All that the South has ever desired was the Union as established by our forefathers should be preserved and that the government as originally organized
should be administered in purity and
"Governor, if I had foreseen the use these people desired to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox, no, sir, not by me. Had
I seen these results of
subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in this right hand."
First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Commanding
"General, unless he offers us honorable terms, come back and let us fight it out!"
Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Commanding
"Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but
to be always ready, no matter when
it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave."
Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Commanding
“The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy.”
“Major, we haven't taken Washington, but we scared Abe Lincoln like hell.”
“Honest and outspoken, honorable and uncompromising, Jubal A. Early epitomized much that was the Southern Confederacy. His self-reliance, courage, sagacity,
and devotion to the cause brought
confidence then just as it inspires reverence now.”
Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Commanding
As Richard S. Ewell rode into Gettysburg with John B. Gordon at his side in 1863, Ewell reeled in his saddle immediately after the ominous sound of a bullet
hitting home. Anxiously, Gordon asked,
“Are you hurt, sir?” General Ewell replied unconcernedly, “No, no, it doesn’t hurt a bit to be shot in a wooden leg!”
Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Commanding
“Damn you, if you will not follow me, I’ll die alone!”
"Next to these two officers, [Longstreet and Jackson] I consider General A.P. Hill the best commander with me. He fights his troops well and takes good care
Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia, Commanding
"I desire my children to be educated south of the Mason Dixon line and always to retain right of domicile in the Confederate States."
Second Corps, Army of Tennessee, Commanding
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the
Confederate soldier's good name, the
guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which
made him glorious and which you also
cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
"Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late... It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by
the enemy; that our youth will be
trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education
to regard our gallant dead as
traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision... It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if
this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more
centralized form of government, and to
deprive us of our rights and liberties."
"If this cause, that is dear to my heart, is doomed to fail, I pray heaven may let me fall with it, while my face is toward the enemy and my arm battling for
that which I know is
Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee, Commanding
"I have never, on the field of battle, sent you where I was unwilling to go myself; nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to
pursue. You have been good soldiers,
you can be good citizens."
"I loved the old government in 1861. I loved the old Constitution yet. I think it is the best government in the world, if administered as it was before the
war. I do not hate it; I am opposing
now only the radical revolutionists who are trying to destroy it. I believe that party to be composed, as I know it is in Tennessee, of the worst men on Gods
earth-men who would not hesitate at
no crime, and who have only one object in view-to enrich themselves."
43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry, Commanding
“Our poor country has fallen a prey to the conqueror. The noblest cause ever defended by the sword is lost. The noble dead that sleep in their shallow though
honored graves are far more
fortunate than their survivors. I thought I had sounded the profoundest depth of human feeling, but this is the bitterest hour of my life.”
Third Corps, Army of Tennessee, Commanding
"The field had been completely swept, and the foe driven back to the river under shelter of the fire from his gunboats. It needed only the inspiring
presence and skillful hand of the master-
spirit that had raised and guided the storm of battle to press the enemy to a surrender, and thus put the finishing stroke to one of the most brilliant
victories of which the annals of war
contain a record. But alas! that master-spirit was no more of earth. In the very moment of victory, the battle, and with it seemingly the Confederate cause,
"As for the South, it is enough to say that perhaps eighty per cent. of her armies were neither slave-holders, nor had the remotest interest in the
institution. No other proof, however, is
needed than the undeniable fact that at any period of the war from its beginning to near its close the South could have saved slavery by simply laying down its
arms and returning to the
"Boys, stick to your colors."
"You have no right to ask, or expect that she will at once profess unbounded love to that Union from which for four years she tried to escape at the cost of
her best blood and all her
treasure. Nor can you believe her to be so unutterably hypocritical, so base, as to declare that the flag of the Union has already surpassed in her heart the
place which has so long been sacred
to the 'Southern Cross.' "
"I call upon my God to judge me, he knows that I love my friends and above all others my wife and children, the, oppinion of the world to contrary
"I would die a thousand deaths before I would betray a friend."
"I want by body taken up and laid in the dust around old Sweetwater and I want a tombstone put at my head with my name and my company and regiment, the day I
enlisted and the name and date of
the battles I have ever been in."
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Why We Fought the "Civil War"|
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"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
--- The Declaration of Independence
From a Yank with love
EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, I do get email about the Confederate American Pride website from time to time. But it's not too often that this email comes from a Yankee. That's why the letter below was particularly interesting. Hope you enjoy reading the comments from this "Northern Confederate" as much as I did.
K. Steven Monk
I know this is a bit out of the blue, but I happened upon the Confederate American Pride website while doing some Civil War related research, and I just wanted to let you know how much I liked it. I live in Up-State New York and have been a living historian for four years now, ever since I was fourteen. At first, I was always just attracted to the confederates for the look, the 'underdog factor,' etc.
Soon however, I began to get involved in progressive or 'hardcore' re-enacting, and the more I learend about the confederates and the more I portrayed rebel soldiers in the field, the more interested I became in the South in general, beyond the war years. My interest in the conflict and material culture of the Southern armies lead to an interest in the South before and after the war, and eventually, the South in general.
Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the website, and the numerous and sponsored links along with it. My interest in the war has lead me to love the South, its culture, people, and cause. Sites like yours keep the spirit of the rebel soldier alive, and help keep the rich history and heritage of the South from disappearing. Without groups like Confederate American Pride, America would be that much worse off. Thank you for taking a stand in a world so hostile to the truth and for giving us all an example to follow. Let it be known that the South has friends in the North and that you are not alone! Although we are Yankee by birth, the South's message of freedom still rings true with us. Even in my few years on Earth, I can see that Confederate Nationalism has more support in the North than one may think. Not the majority of folks, but more than it may appear. Keep up the good fight!
With love from yer Northern friends,
After the War for Southern Independence, many Confederate soldiers headed to the vast wilderness of the American West to escape the ravages of Reconstruction and to carve out new futures and fortunes for themselves and their families. Now you can step back into those roaring days of yesteryear in the Old Wild West. There is lots of historical info, photos and graphics of this most colorful era in American history at this site...
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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Sweet Home Alabama (1974 Official Video)
Depending on on how long it took you to get to this part of the page, you might want to wait until Lee Greenwood finishes his version of Dixie before opening this video. Then hold on tight as Lynyrd Skynyrd takes you through the vibrations of this Southern Rock Classic! And that Confederate Flag in the background.... Oh my! I just hope that political correctness never makes them take it down.
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The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi
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A Brief History of Southern Heritage
By K. Steven Monk
From 1861 until 1865, the Southern states of what we today call the United States of America existed as a sovereign nation known as the Confederate States of America. Because of differences in culture, economics and religion which the South felt were irreconsilable, they had seceded from their alliance with the Northern states. This was an act which, under the terms which they had ratified the Constitution, they had the right to do (they had in fact entered that union as sovereign states under contract with the other sovereign states and a federal entity known as the United States or federal government).
All would have been well and good had the federal government simply let the Southern states go their way. We had no hatred for the Northern people, we simply wanted to be left alone. But empires are not built through pacifism and so federal forces acting under the dictatorial authority of Abraham Lincoln invaded our homeland with a vehemance that was unprecedented in the history of mankind. In the single most costly war in American history brother was often times pitted against brother in a conflict that took more American lives than have all the wars that she has ever fought in combined.
Although we lost the War for Southern Independence, the cause for which we fought still lives on in the hearts of our fellow Southern patriots, or Southrons, as they are more properly termed. It will always live on so long as men desire to be free -- free to live their lives in the way they see fit without the constraints and infringments of government. Government without the consent of the people is tyranny and, as such, has no legitamacy (please refer to the quote at the top of this page entitled "Why We Fought the Civil War"). Patriots fought against tyranny in 1776 and they fought against it again in 1861. Man's desire to be free does not sleep nor will it die. It is an inalienable right granted by God and not by any governmental institution created by men.
The war ended in 1865 with the peace to which Robert E. Lee agreed, but the hostilities continue. It has been 138 years since the last shots of the War for Southern Independence were fired, but still, Yankee troops remain on our soil and their Washington based government continues to rule us with an iron hand. We are living under an occupational government. The Yankee Empire has replaced our constitutional form of government with a bureaucracy, backed by a non-elected judiciary of unprecedented power. Its open-door policy on illegal aliens is daily destroying our unique Southern culture with government- enforced multiculturism and "political correctness." This same wave of politcal correctness has incited the removal of many of our monuments and memorials from public display. The removal of still others is a constant threat. Even our cherished banners--symbols of Southern Pride--have been banned from public display and from schools in many areas of our beloved Southland. I can remember a time when the playing of "Dixie" at a school football game would bring the crowd to its feet with wildly exuberant cheers and Rebel Yells. Now it too has been banned from school grounds and alumni events, right along with prayer.
Even though we lost the War for Southern Independence, the cause for which we fought has not been lost. It still lives on in the spirit of the Southern people. This spirit, undaunted by reconstruction and guided by the hand of God, like the phoenix which rose from the ashes, will lead Southrons to build a new South that will rise in prominence among the nations of the world.
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