Memory and the Triumphal Narrative
I am as willing to do my part with the pen as I was with Body & soul, to complete the history of the war.
—Mrs. Steven Barker to Frank Moore, March 21,1866
They live in history,…but who shall rehearse the story of those lives offered as a sacrifice on the altar of their country, when this generation shall have passed away?
—Anna L. Boyden, 1884
It is the project of the Division to collect and have printed in book form such narratives as illustrate the people of Confederate years I would respectfully recommend that the names of those who figure in the narratives … shall be given without reserve.
—Mrs. Thomas Taylor, President, South Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1907
Under the guns our love grew up, under the sod it shall remain.
—Clara Barton, July 13, 1911