The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
Dutch Gap, Virginia Bomb-proof quarters of Major Strong. It shows two negro soldiers outside a cabin. These men are likely escaped slaves who joined the Union Army 1864. June 1864-April 1865. they appear to be servants.