God Bless Dixie.
My friend, God bless you
. American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God.
My great great grandfather fought for Dixie in the War of Northern Aggression. He fought in two theaters; one in Kentucky where he was from and the other, we believe, was in Tennessee where he was killed. After his first time around, he moved to here in southern MO, in the Ozarks. He was called again a year later and this time was killed. My family has a few of his personal belongings such as his tattered Confederate flag and two letters- one from his widow to Pres. Lincoln asking for assistance when the war ended (she never mailed this one) and another letter, this time from, I forget who, but it was a Gov't assistance request that was rejected. Some in my family are still members of The Sons of Confederate Veterans.
I'm not involved with any reenacting, but I do enjoy reading about the War, The Confederate States of America (CSA) as well as the border state of Missouri's involvement. I live about 15 minutes from Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (aka The Battle of Oak Hills) where the Confederate's won. http://www.nps.gov/WICR/index.htm
Here are two flags that Missouri Confederates fought under;
and my favorite
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God.