In this article, the author introduces readers to a devout man of the cloth, as well as a devote man to the South. Reverend A. A. Watson, of Wilmington, showed his loyalties to the Southern cause when he refused to cease praying to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Union forces had occupied Wilmington beginning January 15, 1865 after the fall of Fort Fisher. Though defeated militarily, a few staunch Southern supporters still showed their faithfulness to the South by denying Abraham Lincoln's presidency.