The famous boy Company of Richmond, commanded by Captain W. W. Parker—the Confederate Women— their encouragement and efforts were behind the movements of the men in the field.
In the Great War Between the States, from 1861 to 1865, the Confederate States, because of the great odds in numbers and resources of every kind, including recruits from Europe entering the armies of the Union, had to have in the Confederate armies every musket available in its defense.
It was a common remark during great war, and they stand only second to my love and veneration for the women of the South.
Our splendid Southern women, Confederate women and their daughters, never tire in their patriotism.
They are now all over the territory of the ex-Confederate States, placing monuments at every county seat to commemorate the valor, patriotism and sacrifice of the Confederate soldier.
In overcoming almost insurmountable difficulties they have erected and have lately unveiled the splendid monument in Ric