One of the all-time great Southern songs to emerge from the War was "Goober Peas," a tribute to the simple joys of eating peanuts. As the conflict dragged on, however, the song took on new meaning for hungry Confederate troops, whose rations frequently consisted of nothing but peanuts.

Thanks to Jim Whitesell for contributing the lyrics to this song in memory of Peter Emmanuel Whitesell (33rd Virginia Infantry), John Jefferson Whitesell (2nd Virginia Infantry), Samuel Harrison Whitesell (54th Virginia Infantry), and all of the Whitesell and Riedel families of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, who sacrificed and suffered during the War Between The States.

"Goober Peas"