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The Battle Cry of Freedom

by George Frederick Root

About "Living In The Land Of Cotton"

"Living in The Land Of Cotton” is designed to help or assist anyone who is a student in the studies of the “War Between the States.” Some may call it the “Civil War” or “The Great Rebellion.” On this site, however, such terms are not used. Those from the South studying this conflict or those who have a vested interest in Confederate History, see it as the “War of Northern Aggression” or the “War of Southern Independence.”  All pictures or quotes come from primary sources.

ABOUT Richard Lee Montgomery


Serving as Chaplain of the Stonewall Jackson SCV Camp #901 in Denton, I am committed to the charge given to the Sons of Confederate Veterans by General Stephen Dill Lee. The Confederate heritage and it’s culture, both before and after the “War Between the States” has been attacked, abused and even erased from many of our history books. The challenge to defend the Confederate soldier’s good name, to guard the history of the Confederacy and to present the true history of the South for future generations, is so important. I am committed to that challenge.​

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General Robert Edward Lee

“I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day I did not pray for them.”

 A. L. Long, Memoirs of Robert E. Lee: His Military and Personal History (J. M. Stoddart & Company, 1887), 484-485.

Confederate History

Montgomery, Alabama February 1861 until May 1861

 James D. Richardson, A Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Confederacy, Volume 1 (Nashville: United States Publishing Company, 1906), cover. 

Richmond, Virginia May 1861 until April 1865

 James D. Richardson, A Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Confederacy, Volume 2 (Nashville: United States Publishing Company, 1906), cover. 

Jefferson Davis with General Robert E. Lee and his Cabinet

Civil War, Confederate, War Between the States, Secession, States Rights

Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Markinfield Addey, Life and Imprisonment of Jefferson Davis: Together With the Life and Military Career of Stonewall Jackson, From Authentic Sources (New York: M. Doolady Publishing, 1866), cover.  

General Robert Edward Lee

James D. McCabe, Jr., Life an Campaigns of General Robert E. Lee (New York: National Publishing Company, 1866), cover.

General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

John Esten Cooke, Stonewall Jackson: A Military Biography (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1876), cover. 

Member: Sons of Confederate Veterans