"We are the last of our race. Let us be the best as well." These were prophetic words spoken by General Joseph O. Shelby, CSA. The Confederate soldier was born in the smoldering furnace of War. A rare breed not seen the likes of since our forefathers refused to be ruled by the British Crown. May this humble site give them the justice, honor, credit and thanks they so dearly deserve. Their history, their story, seen with their own eyes, spoken from the own lips, written by their own hands, offer us the most accurate accounting of this bitter struggle that forever defined such men. The articles found in the 1893 to 1923 editions of the Confederate Veteran Magazine allow us a first hand view of glorious deeds of valor and courage. If God Himself ever created a perfect soldier, he wore the gray and butternut.