Dear friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family on the day they reposed. Many thanks.
But one may ask: ‘What good does it do to pray for the departed?’ An answer is offered here: https://orthochristian.com/130608.html
Along with prayers and hymns for the departed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6je5axPodI
Governor Esteban Miro
Spanish Governor of Louisiana (1785-1791). He gave the colony good Christian laws and oversaw the rebuilding of New Orleans after the 1788 Good Friday fire. He left Louisiana to become a general in the Spanish Army ‘to the great regret of its whole community’.
The famed Virginia orator (‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’), he served as Virginia’s first post-British governor, but later in life turned down many offers of powerful political office in favor of private life.
General Turner Ashby
One of Dixie’s best cavalry leaders during the War, though not without his weaknesses (he was a bit undisciplined).
President Andrew Jackson
A bit of a mixed bag as President, although he did fight manfully against the national banking cartel.
Louis de St Denis
An early French explorer of Louisiana who helped found the city of Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in Louisiana. He also had some adventures and romance in the Spanish territories to the west and south, where he married Manuela, the granddaughter of the Spanish Commandant.
William Gilmore Simms
A key figure in the development of a specifically Southern literary culture.
Douglas Southall Freeman
An excellent historian and journalist.
A key part of the Southern Literary Renaissance in the early 20th century in Charleston, most remembered for ‘Porgy and Bess’.
Captain John Smith
A military adventurer early in life, he was also a key figure in the settlement of Virginia.
Reverend John Girardeau
A fine pastor who labored much in the vineyard of the South’s slave population.
The founder of Georgia. His original altruistic vision for the colony didn’t quite work out, but he is nonetheless a man of talent, vision, and good character.
Also, to celebrate some of the saints of June from the South’s Christian inheritance of various lands, follow this link on over if you’d like:
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!