01 December 2010

A Member Of Jefferson Davis' Confederacy

Confederate soldier's Bible makes its way back home to Lynchburg:

The obituary of Confederate veteran Dewitt Clinton Guy in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian of Jan. 7, 1889 noted: “He was true to his colors and never apologized for the part he took in the lost cause.”

That final notation also confirms that Guy still considered himself “a member of Jefferson Davis’ Confederacy.”

(Hat tip to Kenny Rowlette of the National Civil War Chaplains Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia)

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