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The Origins of Confederate Decoration Day

There are many tales of formally memorializing both the Confederate and Union dead in ceremonies across the country after the Civil War.  Origination stories vary, but both sides of the divided country sought a way to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice that the brothers in arms laid down for their country, and to never forget the […]

Col. George Wythe Baylor (1832-1916)

George Wythe Baylor, Confederate military officer and Texas Ranger, the son of John Walker Baylor, was born in Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, on August 2, 1832. His father died before George was 10 years old.  The family moved often during his early years. In 1836 they relocated to Natchez, Mississippi. Over the next several years […]

Confederate Decoration Day, 2015

  Confederate Decoration Day will be held this year on April 26, 2015, beginning at 2PM, at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. Printable PDF Map to the cemetery: Directions to Confederate Cemetery Decoration Day 2015 (Thanks to Glen Toothman for map image.) Don’t let the weather hold you back! There’s only a 30% […]