U.S. Federal Law
Public Law 85-425 passed on May 23, 1958 states: …….the term “veteran” includes a person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the War Between the States (aka Civil War)…..
Pictured above is a Southern Cross of Honor that is placed at each Confederate Soldier’s grave site that served honorably. A Confederate Flag accompanies this Cross. This Cross is a little more decorated than most. Any member wishing to have their cross painted in this manner contact the Camp Guardian. The cost will be a $20 donation to the Camp.
If you wish to be part of this program you must be a member in good standing with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, be assigned a grave site or sites to preserve, and complete an application. Photos of the site before and after (especially Wilderness Graves) are required, and the coordinates of the site must accompany the application.
Please read the History and the Rules before committing to this honorable task.
For more information on becoming a Guardian Pro-Tem (the first step in becoming a Guardian), obtaining a Cross of Honor, or obtaining replacement flags; please contact out Camp Guardian.