It is our Duty as decendants of these brave men to restore their sacred banner, the Confederate Battle Flag, back to it's rightful place of honor!!
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Johnny Reb
Confederate Noncommissioned Officers
    The men of the Southern forces who wore chevrons on their sleeves were, in many ways, the back bone of the Confederate Army.  It was the noncommissioned officers who trained the recruits, took care of the soldiers on campaign, and fought beside them in the ranks.  Without dedicated NCOs an army would be merely an armed mob and the corporals and sergeants of the Confederate Army set an example and duty that helped keep the army fighting for four long years.
General Walter Washington Williams, Last Confederate Veteran?
    Reputed to have been last surviving soldier of the Civil War (1861-1865).  Born in Ittawamba County, Miss., Williams during the War was a forage master for the celebrated Hood's Texas Brigade.  Soon after the War he moved to Texas and farmed near here (Franklin, Texas).  He was twice married and had a lare family, with the descendants numbering over 200 when he died.
    He had lived very quietly until in extreme old age he gained fame as one of a very few remaining veterans.  After the nation lost all other men who had fought in the Civil War, he was given honorary rank of General by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  When Gen. Williams died in Houston at home of a daughter, President Eisenhower proclaimed a period of National mourning.
    Williams rests here in Mount Pleasant Cemetery among families who migrated to Texas and braved the dangers of the frontier for years before he came.  This is one of the oldest public burial grounds in Robertson County, situated within boundaries of colony planted north of El Camino Real by the pioneer Sterling C. Robertson, from Tennessee.  The Robertson Colony was founded in the 1820's and was a major civilzing influence in East Texas.  (From Texas Historical Marker at Cemetery)
Oh, I'm a good 'ol Rebel,
an thas just what I am...
an fer this Yankee Nation,
I do not give a damn.

I'm glad I fit agin' em.
I on'y wisht we'd won,
an I ain't axed no pardon,
fer anythin I done.

I hates the Yankee Nation,
an everythin they do.
I hates the decoration
o' independance, too.

I hates the strip-ed banner,
'tis drippin with our blood.
I hates the 'Glorious Union',
an fit 'em all I could.

I rode with Robert E. Lee
for three year, thereabouts.
Got wounded in four places.
an I starved at Point Lookout.
I cotched th' reumatism
from sleepin in th' snow,
But I kilt a chance o' Yankees
an I'd like to kill some mo.

Three hunnert thousand Yankees
is stiff in Southern dust.
We got three hunnert thousand
before they conquered us.

They died o' Southern fever,
o' Southern steel an shot.
I wisht it wuz three million
instead o' what we got.

I can't pick up my musket
an fit 'em now, no more.
But I ain't gotta love 'em,
an that's fer certain shore.

An I ain't axed no pardon
fer what I done or am,
an I won't be 'reconstructed',
an I DO NOT GIVE A DAMN!
The following words were found written on the back of a Confederate $50 bill, sometime after Appomatox.  They were put to music, and for a while, prior to the turn of the century, it was a fairly popular song in the South.  No corrections have been made to the original grammer and syntax.
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Confederate Officers
    Most of the Southern States had a strong, cherished, tradition of military service that provided the Confederate Army with a number of able and enthusiastic officers.  Many experienced officers serving with the United States Army resigned when their home state seceded or when the conflict actually began.  Over 300 actually resigned their United States commissions to serve the Confederacy.  Existing militia units also provided the South with trained officers, while a number of eager young volunteer officers proved themselves on the field of battle.  Throughout the war, dedicated officers in gray fought, and often died, for their beliefs in Southern rights.
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Confederate Heroes Day Ad
    We place this ad in our local Cherokee county newspapers every year on January 19th commerating our Confederate Heroes to ensure that their gallant deeds of honor against overwhelming odds during the war of northern aggression are never forgotten!!!
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Confederate Cavalry Weapons
    Pictured to the left are some of the weapons the Confederate Cavalry troopers used during the War of northern Aggression that served our southern boys well.
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Confederate Memorial Day Ad
    We also place this ad in our local Cherokee county newspapers every year on April 26th commeratiing Confederate Memorial Day in our great state of Texas.