To be Southern is to have a sense of family and a pride in those ancestors that have gone before us. We speak of them, remember them and hold them close. Pass their stories from one generation to the next. Stories of bravery, honor, battles won and battles lost. Wisphers of Ivy Mountain, Middle Creek, Little Stone Gap, Blue Springs, Rheatown, Perryville, Piketon, Johnson City and Chickamunga.
Some listed on this page made the ultimate sacrifice for a cause they deeply believed in. Some survived and went home to a war torn landscape to try and rebuilt their lives but, never to forgot that their's was a noble cause. To defend those that were lost and keep their memory alive. Today we the descendants of the Confederate Veteran have a duty to see that their memory remains untarnished and provide them with the respect that they richly deserve. Those who answered the call did so out of a loyalty and duty. Heros aren't born they are made -- in battlefields and in the way they live their lives.
The mountains of eastern Kentucky provided the South with many fine and loyal sons. They came from the hills and hollers of eastern Kentucky. They left families and friends not sure if they would ever see them again or what destiny would befall them. Many had ancestors that had fought in the Revolutionary War and had been taught that deeply held beliefs were worth defending.
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The John P. McGuire Camp salutes all Confederate Veterans. Long may your flag wave!