Tag: Father Abram J. Ryan

The Conquered Banner

Furl that Banner, for ’tis weary; Round its staff ’tis drooping dreary; Furl it, fold it, it is best; For there’s not a man to wave it, And there’s not a sword to save it, And there’s no one left to lave it In the blood that heroes gave it; And its foes now scorn

General Longstreet, Catholic Convert, Husband of “The Fighting Lady”

Hattip to Pat McNamara for his post on Longstreet’s conversion which inspired this post. Lee referred to James “Pete” Longstreet as his “Old War Horse”.  One of the more talented corp commanders of the Confederacy, Longstreet’s memory was long blackened in the South after the War due to Longstreet becoming a Republican and working as