"'Mes amis, si j'avance, suivez-moi! Si je recule, tuez-moi! Si je meurs, vengez-moi!' ('Friends, if I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!)." - - La Rochejaquelein.
Before there was the Confederacy there was the War in the Vendée!
From the article as seen at the Internet web site Free Republic events as described only very vaguely familiar to me:
"Solzhenitsyn Mourned Bastille Day. So Should All Christians."
As with the American Civil War the War in the Vendée seen as a conflict between the forces of traditionalism and liberalism.
"The War in the Vendée (1793 to 1796; French: Guerre de Vendée) was an uprising in the Vendée region of France during the French Revolution. The Vendée is a coastal region, located immediately south of the Loire River in western France. Initially, the war . . . acquired themes considered by the government in Paris to be counterrevolutionary, and Royalist. The uprising headed by the self-styled Catholic and Royal Army"
Those persons as deemed by the central government in Paris as COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES devout Catholics not necessarily strictly concerned with the restoration of the ancien regime but also and more importantly so the SALVATION OF SOULS for which those worshippers of the Goddess of Reason had no respect.
European Catholic perception of the American Civil War and a not so hidden admiration and sympathy for the Confederacy may seem surprising but not so when considering events as transpired in the Vendée!