Saturday, March 5, 2016

Flag Day

That's right, yesterday was Flag Day, Confederate Flag Day, so I did my bit by buying a Hood's Texas Brigade plate. Pleased with that.

One of the 4 readers of this so-called 'blog" even sent in a poem. It's a melancholy tribute, here's an excerpt:

For, though conquered, they adore it,—
Love the cold, dead hands that bore it;
Weep for those who fell before it;
Pardon those who trail and tore it:
Oh, how wildly they deplore it,
Now to furl and fold it so!

State's Rights,



LL said...

We are a band of brothers
And native to the soil,
Fighting for the property
We gained by honest toil;
And when our rights were threatened,
The cry rose near and far --
"Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears a single star!"

LSP said...

Thanks for that, LL. Bonnie Blue all the way.

Mad Padre said...

Poor John Bell Hood. No general in that war had more bits shot off him, and still got hoisted/strapped into the saddle, than he. A bit erratic towards the end of the war, and a positive gift to Cump Sherman when Hood commanded the remnants of CSA arms in the West, but a noble chap, all the same.
I have some of Hood's Texans in miniature, and am always happy to see them on the wargames table.

LSP said...

I was happy to find that plate, Padre.