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Confederate Service Grave Markers

The idea of bestowing the Southern Cross of Honor to veterans of the American Civil War was conceived in Atlanta in July 1898 by Mrs. Alexander S. (Mary Ann Lamar Cobb) Erwin of Athens, GA, at a reunion of Confederate veterans.  Mrs. Erwin and Mrs. Sarah E. Gabbett of Atlanta are credited with the design of the medal: a Maltese cross with a wreath of laurel surrounding the words "Deo Vindice (God our Vindicator) 1861-1865" and the inscription, "Southern Cross of Honor" on the face.  On the reverse side is a Confederate battle flag surrounded by a laurel wreath and the words "United Daughters of the Confederacy to the UCV [United Confederate Veterans]". 

The Southern Cross of Honor is also used as a symbol on the graves of Confederate Veterans who served honorably.  It can take different forms which can sometimes both be seen on a soldier's grave.  One form is a two-sided, cast iron replica of the medal. This cross stands atop a metal rod placed into the ground at the veteran's grave.  It is sometimes referred to as the "Iron Cross of Honor" or "SCV Iron Cross."  The cross is typically placed on Confederate graves by local chapters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans or by family members or interested parties related to the Confederate Veteran.  The iron cross version of the SCH is available for purchase through SCV Camp #68 as well as several private foundries throughout the United States.  The grave of any Confederate Veteran who served honorably is eligible for placement of this symbol.

If you know of a Confederate veteran's grave that is not already marked, and if you are interested in sponsoring an SCV Grave Marker, please contact us and we can provide you with additional information.

A list of graves marked by SCV Camp 68 members (as of February 2015)

Veteran Location
Samuel Burns - Holcombe Legion Infantry, Co I Gramling United Methodist Church in Gramling, SC
David Calhoun Condrey - 49th North Carolina, Co. A "
Henry H. Gramling - 2nd SC Cavalry, Co E (previously marked) "
Creed Fulton Johnson - 25th North Carolina Volunteers, Co H "
James B Johnson - 29th Tennessee Infantry, Co F "
John Percy Leonard - Spartan Rangers "
James Reid - Palmetto Light Artillery, Co A "
R. B. (Robert) Monk - 22nd Inf, Co Co. First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg (formerly New Pisgah Baptist) in Spartanburg, SC
H. H. (Henry Hines) Turner - 27th Inf, Co K "
J. Henry Turner - Holcombe Legion, Co A "
B. C. (Benjamin Cicero) Tillotson - Holcombe Legion, Co I "
Elias Belcher - 5th Inf, Co K "
D. (Daniel) Pinceney Gilbert - Holcombe's Legion, Co C "
Melvin Golightly - Hampton Legion Infantry, Co B Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery, Inman, SC
James N. F. Kimbrell - CSA "
Abner McElrath - 5th SC State Troops, Co E "
Adam W. Ballenger Inman First Baptist, Inman, SC
Dr T. Sumter Means - 1st FLorida Infantry Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC
Dr L. C. Kennedy - 13th SC Infantry "
John Geddes - 5th SC State Troops "
George Washington Hamilton Legge, Esq. - 5th SC Volunteers "
W. M. Hardy - CSA "
Lafayette M. Twitty - Enfield Rifles, Co D "
J. C. Mills - 2nd SC State Troops, Co I "
Govan B Mills - Holcombe Legion, Co. D "
Dr John Columbus Mills - CSA "
Richard Henry Mills - 24th SC Infantry, Co H "
Edward L Trentholm - Rutledge Mounted Riflemen & Horse Artillery, Trentholm's Company "
Thomas Alexander Irwin - Spartan Rangers Cavalry "
J. S. Thomson - Palmetto Sharpshooters, Co. K "
Henry H. Thomson - Spartan Rifles & Palmetto Sharpshooters, Co. K "
Robert Davidson Gailbraith - 8th SC Infantry, Co E "
Charles B. Roberts - 3rd SC Reserves & 1st SC State Troops "
Hon. David Johnson, Esq. - CSA "
Ferdinand Christmas - 1st Regt SC Artillery "
Baxter H. Moore - Kanapaux's Company, Artillery, SC Militia "
Dr John C. Winsmith - 1st SC Infantry (Hagood's), Co H "
Dr. Maurice A. Moore - CSA "
Dr James Nott Moore - 1st SC Infantry (Hagood's), Co H "
Rev. Dr. John Dewitt McCollough - Holcombe Legion Cavalry Battalion "
Thomas Jones Legare, Jr. - 3rd SC Cavalry, Co H "
John Edwards Bryce - Marion (SC Light) Artillery, Parker's Co "
William R. Irwin - 5th SC Infantry, Co. I "
Hugh Swinton Ball - Marion (SC Light) Artillery, Parker's Co "
Joseph Marsh Elford, Esq. - 5th SC State Troops "
Dr Jessie Frank Clevelend - Spartan Rangers "
Vannoy Cleveland - Hampton Legion Infantry, Co F "
Adam Washington Ballenger - Repaired Cross First Baptist Church of Inman, Inman, SC
William Y. Ballenger - Holcombe Legion Infantry "
William Belcher - Holcombe Legion Infantry "
Andrew Jackson Bishop - 16th SC Infantry "
Matthew L. Bishop - 5th SC Infantry "
William M. Bridges - 5th SC Infantry "
James Berry Cartee - 5th SC Infantry "
James E. Cothran - 13th SC Infantry "
Ludy Cothran - 5th State Troops "
William Cothran - 13th SC Infantry "
J. A. Gowan - SC Militia "
Thomas J. Hall - 13th SC Infantry "
James Hunsinger - 6th  NC Infantry "
Francis Marion Loftis - 3rd SC Reserves "
Pickney A Ramseur - Holcombe Legion Infantry "
William H. West - 4th SC Cavalry (also installed headstone) "
Albert Littlefield - Gist Guard Artillery, Co B Campobello First Baptist, Campobello, SC
John Bankston Davis - Holcombe Legion Infantry Co I "
Samuel M. Caldwell - 54th No. Car. Co I then Holcombe Legion Infantry Co A "
Unknown (maintenance of existing marker) "
Unknown (replacement of damaged marker) "
Unknown (replacement of damaged marker) "
David G. Rudasail, Co F 13th Regt SC Infantry Campobello United Methodist, Campobello, SC
Isaac A. Bishop, 7th Reserves & Co F 13th Regt SC Inf and Hampton Legion "
Elijah L. Pope, Co F 13th Regt SC Inf "
Charles A Wallace, Co F 13th SC Regt "
George Harvey Shands, Co E 6th Regt SC Cav "
J. B. Bonham, Co H 6th Regt SC Cav "
Henry F. King, Co G 7th Reserves & Co H 6th Regt SC Cav "
A. J. Ragan, Co H 6th Regt SC Cav "
Samuel McCarter, Co C 5th Regt SC Inf and Co H 6th Regt SC Cav "
David A. Layne, Co H Orr's Rifles & Co B 18th Regt SC Inf "
Augustus G. Brannon, Co C Holcombe Legion "
J. H. Humphreys Co H 16th Regt SC Inf & Co's H & I 3rd Battalion Light Artillery "



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