Confederate Veteran


The original Confederate Veteran magazine was published for 40 years, from 1893 to 1932. It’s original editor, S. A. Cunningham, was himself a Confederate veteran who fought out west. Cunningham died in 1913, and his secretary Edith Pope kept the magazine going until 1932.

The Ulster-Nashville Blog leads off an article on Cunnigham with the following:

Sumner Archibald Cunningham was the founder, publisher and editor of the Nashville publication The Confederate Veteran. The magazine was one of the most influential publications of the New South and made Cunningham a central figure in the ‘Lost Cause’ movement of the late 19th century.

A review of the magazine at Civil War Books states:

“The largest collection of personal experiences, anecdotes, battle footnotes, tall tales and biographical sketches for the Confederate side. . .”

An almost complete run in PDF form is listed at The Online Books Page. The Library of Virginia has a searchable index for those interested.

Articles concerning the Petersburg Campaign, Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and Appomattox Campaign are scattered throughout the 40 volumes. They are organized according to which of the three campaigns they cover in the pages listed below.


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