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Remarks of Mr. Davis at the Unveiling of the Statue of Stonewall Jackson

Remarks of Mr. Davis at the Unveiling of the Statue of Stonewall Jackson Source: J. William Jones, Southern Historical Society, Volume 9 (Richmond: William Ellis Jones, Printer, 1881), 216-218.
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Friends, Countrymen, Ladies and Gentlemen: I am thrice happy in the circumstances under which you have called upon me. The eloquent and beautiful address to which you have listened has been so full in its recital as to require no addition. 
Again, the speaker saw all, and was a large part of that which he described, giving a life and vigor to his narration, which could not be attained by one who only, at second-hand, knew of the events. 
Your honored guest and orator, General Fitzhugh Lee, rode with Stuart in his perilous campaigns, shared his toils and dangers, took part in his victories, and became the worthy successor of that immortal chieftain. When the Army of Northern Virginia made its last march to Appomattox Court-house, a numerous foe hovering on his flanks and r…

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Do You Live As A Fool Or A Wise Man, Part 2 by Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery

Do You Live As A Fool Or A Wise Man, Part 2 Matthew 2:4-12 by Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery
Last week I presented the fact that Herod was so troubled (agitated) when the Magi arrived because of the potential threat to his throne, he knew that he had to do something. So as we learned of Herod’s evil nature, a distorted solution was planned.
Scripture:4Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet: 6‘AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.’” 7Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.” 9After heari…

Do You Live As A Fool Or A Wise Man, Part 1 by Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery

Do You Live As A Fool Or A Wise Man, Part 1 Matthew 2:1-6 by Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery
Scripture: 1Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet: 6‘AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.’”
Examining this text, I would like for us to see five acts in this incredible drama that is played out in chapter 2, each identified with a different word: the arrival, the agitation, the acting, the adorat…

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The Culture Of The Confederacy by Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery

The Culture Of The Confederacy by Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery
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A working definition of the term “culture” is foundational for this essay. Webster tells us this.: “1. The act of tilling and preparing the earth for crops; cultivation; the application of labor or other means of improvement. 2. The application of labor or other means to improve good qualities in, or growth. 3. The application of labor or other means in producing. 4. Any labor or means employed for improvement, correction or growth.”1 The liberty has been taken to use this definition in the cultivation of a society of people. To understand what became known as the Confederate States of America is to grasp, in some way,  how they melted together those ingredients that helped develop their civilization, society and their culture.
Origin Of Culture In The South
When looking back on the genesis of these people (the South),
names that come to mind are George Washington, who said, “Liberty, when it begins to …