Sully Witte - News Editor
Published: Wednesday, September 03, 200
Pictured here are SCV Moultrie Camp #27 commander Howard Chalmers accepting ownership of the
Confederate Cemetery from Confederate Memorial Association President Mary Julia Royall,
as former commander Jeff Antley looks on.
The earliest known burial in the Confederate Cemetery, located in the
Old Village, took place in 1814. These are two graves located there.
Howard Chalmers, Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veteran’s Moultrie Camp #27 stood alongside
Mount Pleasant’s very own historian, Mary Julia Royall Thursday looking out over the graves of our confederate soldiers.
They were in Mount Pleasant’s only Confederate Cemetery, located in the Old Village to facilitate a historical “passing of the torch.”
Royall, president of the Dr. John DuPré Confederate Memorial Association (JDCMA) bequeathed the
Confederate Cemetery to the Moultrie Camp in an effort to ensure that the Cemetery is preserved in perpetuity....