From original painting by W. L. Sheppard. Courtesy of Confederate Museum. ?The Confederate dream of Independence died ? but not the story of the Confederacy. That story of a people who, overwhelmed, followed the last gleam of hope into the black and starless night, and fought on; of Jefferson Davis, who captained and imprisoned, the scapegoat for his ruined people was entailed by a love and loyalty such as had never been his as President of their nation; of great Lee, who lived for duty, and of young Sam Davis, who was not afraid, on a scaffold alone among enemies to die for duty; of the men who fought, of the women who suffered; and of the youngsters, . . . loving the past bat looking to the future to the rebuilding of their shattered states within a new Nation ? that story is deathless? Robert S. Henry, ?The Story of the confederacy?.