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Honoring the Sons of Confederate Veterans
and featuring magnificent images of six noble and fearless Confederate leaders
Left side features three of the South’s most famous military leaders. The center portrait features Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Confederate Army. He stands as a symbol of the Confederate cause, serving with pride, dignity, and honor to uphold the principles of the South. Lee’s remarkably detailed portrait is flanked by two of his most trusted commanders – Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, General Lee’s self described “right arm,” and James Ewell Brown “JEB” Stuart, one of the South’s most legendary Cavalry commanders. Their deaths during the war were a major blow to the Confederate Army. After Jackson’s death, Lee remarked, “I have lost my right arm.” And at his funeral, Lee stated, “I know not how to replace him.” Lee called Stuart “the eyes of the Army,” and after Stuart’s fatal wounding at Yellow Tavern, Lee remembered him with the highest possible praise: “He never brought me a piece of false information.”
Right side also features three distinguished Confederate leaders – Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Stephen D. Lee, and Jubal Early. Jefferson Davis, a gifted politician, was named President of the Confederate States of America in 1861, and faithfully served the Confederacy. To the left of Davis is Stephen Dill Lee who rose to become the youngest Lt. General of the Confederacy. After the war, he was a guiding force in the formation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Also featured is Jubal Early. Early was a fearless leader who faithfully served the Confederate Army, and was in charge of army operations in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864-65. After the war, he became the major chronicler of Confederate history and the primary spokesman for the Lost Cause. Senator Daniel, who served on Early’s staff once said of him: “Virginia holds the dust of many a faithful son, but not of one who loved her more, who fought for her better, or would have died for her more willingly.”
Each Tribute is elegantly decorated by craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers. The artwork is featured in a combination of 24-karat gold and nickel, with the portraits decorated in a special blackened patina for maximum detail and contrast.
The Tribute rifle is authorized and issued under agreement with the
Sons of Confederate Veterans-VA Division.
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