Saturday, January 24, 2009

SCV and US Army Cooperate in Grave Marking in Louisiana

Grave-side service held, Civil War veterans honored
Friday, January 16, 2009 12:50 PM CST

Members of the Sabine Rifles Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans honor two Confederate veterans at a ceremony at Peason Ridge training area Jan. 3. During the ceremony, Veteran’s Administration markers were placed on the veterans’ graves.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS The rain began to slow and the clouds dissipate as reenactors from the Sabine Rifles Camp 2057 fired their muskets to honor two Confederate veterans during a memorial held at the Merritt Cemetery, on the Peason Ridge training area Jan. 3. Both veterans, Edmond Merritt and Robert T. Conner, received new Veterans Administration grave markers denoting military service during the Civil War. The ceremony was hosted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in conjunction with the Peason Historical Foundation.