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Moreland Cemetery Clean Up
Maries County, Mo - Parsons Camp #718
Compatriots Danny Creason, Herb Turner, Terry Woods, John Dinkins, Alan Strope and Bobbie Ahart all cleaned the Moreland Cemetery of brush and debris. Two Confederate Veterans are buried there: Pvt. W. W. Moreland - Co E 10th Mo Infantry and Pvt. John P Tynes - Capt. Wright's Co Virginia Heavy Artillery.
WHO: William T. Anderson Camp #1743
WHEN: August 8, 2021 - 2 PM
WHERE: Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery
201 N. Centennial St
The William T. Anderson Camp #1743 Missouri Division conducted a Memorial Service 8 August at the Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery in Kirksville, MO. The service was to remember the battle that took place in Kirksville 6 August 1862 where 1,000 well equipped Union troops made up of Infantry, Calvary, and a Battery of Artillery attached 2,500 CSA troops consisting of 500 well armed troops, 500 recruits that were armed with weapons thy had brought from home and the rest were recently gathered unarmed, untrained recruits. The memorial service consisted of the remembrance to the 26 Confederate solders burred in the mass grave in the Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery that were killed the day of the battle and the 17 Confederate POWs that were court-martialed and executed on the 9 of August for violation of there parole and loyalty oath. The final part of the memorial service was dedicated to CSA Lt. Col. Frisby McCullough who was tried and sentenced to death as a bushwhacker, even though he was captured wearing a regular Confederate uniform and carrying letters authorizing him to recruit troops. He was granted permission to give the order to fire, and his final words were, "May God forgive you for this cold-blooded murder. Aim at the heart. Fire!" A second volley was necessary.
“To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish.”
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, in furtherance of the Charge of Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, shall be strictly patriotic, historical, educational, fraternal, benevolent, non-political, non-racial and non-sectarian. The Sons of Confederate Veterans neither embraces, nor espouses acts or ideologies of racial and religious bigotry, and further, condemns the misuse of its sacred symbols and flags in the conduct of same. Each member is expected to perform his full duty as a citizen according to his own conscience and understanding.