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Confederate Veteran

Published Monthly in the Interest of Confederate Veterans and Kindred Topics.

Price 5 Cents.

Yearly 50 Cents
Vol. I.
No. 1.

Editor and Manager.
Nashville, Tenn., January, 1893.

Application made for entry at the Post-office at Nashville as Second-class Matter.

Special club rates to the Press and to Camps—25 copies $10.

An extra copy sent to each person who sends six subscriptions.

Advertisements: Ten cents a line, $7.50 a column, $20 a page. Discount: Half year, one-eighth; one year, one-fourth.

The Confederate Veteran greets you! It is not sent to any one at random, but addresses you through friendship, personal obligation, or because you have been commended as one who might take an active interest in the cause for which it is published.

Please read it carefully. Although the first issue has been edited from a sick room, and there is defect in the arrangement, you will find its contents useful and interesting. Read every article.

Please consider this: If each person addressed would send two subscriptions with $1, the publication would lie assured as a perpetuity. Get a friend to join yon in it, please. If you cannot send a single subscription, please read it carefully and persuade others, as you think it deserving.

The Confederate Veteran is intended as an organ of communication between Confederate soldiers and those who are interested in them and their affairs, and its purpose is to furnish a volume of information which will be acceptable to the public, even to those who fought on the other side. It will at once he sent to every Confederate Veteran organization in existence and the patronage of such bodies is earnestly sought.

The commendation of the Confederate Veteran from extremes of the South and from our friends at the North gives an immediate promise of usefulness and influence which should enlist the pride of every Southerner and the respect of all others.

It is designed to publish advertisements in the Confederate Veteran, but the illness referred to prevented that feature in this issue. No other publication of equal circulation is as good a medium for notice of Southern literature. The next issue will contain a list of books as premiums.

Whatever may he desirable to put before representative people of the entire South and Southerner elsewhere may be printed advantageously in the Confederate Veteran. Put the thought in your pipe and smoke it. Smokers read the Confederate Veteran. A hint to the wise!

The next issue may be expected earlier in the month (February).

Capt. R. E. Park, of Macon, in sending subscription says: "I wish you success in your enterprise, and stand ready to help you in any way that I can."

Mrs. Alice Trueheart Buck, who is spending the winter in Washington, is zealous for the Confederate Veteran, and offers to be agent and correspondent gratis.

Dr. J. Wm. Jones, Atlanta: "The prospectus is all right unless, indeed, it is too modest. Put me down as a subscriber and count on me to do all in my power to promote its circulation. I'll write for you occasionally.

Monroe Park, the place selected by a committee of United Confederate Veterans, is a very happy one. It is about a mile west from the old Confederate capital, and promises ere long to be a very central point Now the entire Southern people are to build ibis monument. Who will be slow to do his part?

The Old South, published at Coleman, Texas, has a very kind article in behalf of the Confederate Veteran, which concludes as follows: "We expect that every Confederate and every son of a Confederate will become a subscriber at least to the Confederate Veteran. They can use their judgment about the Old South."

Headquarters United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, La., September 20, 1892.

S. A. Cunningham, General Agent Jefferson Davis Monument Fund, Nashville, Tenn.:

Your prospectus of the Confederate Veteran, to be published monthly "in the interest of the Davis Monument Fund and Veterans in general," promises to supply a very useful place. It will enable the Southern people to see from what sections the money is given, and also by whom. It will enable Veteran organizations to know of each other, whether of the U. C. V. organization or not, and it will create renewed zeal generally in behalf of those who stood together throughout the South's great struggle for separate independence. It will give me pleasure to supply you with data from this office as frequently as desired.

George Moorman,

Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff