Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Confederate Headstones To Be Dedicated - Houston

On Saturday, October 28, 2006, the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp #67 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Washington Cemetery Historic Trust will dedicate 12 new Confederate headstones in memory of Confederate veterans buried in Washington Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony which will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington Cemetery located at 2911 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas. A reception will follow at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 800 Houston Avenue.

Confederate headstones in memory of the following Confederate veterans will be dedicated:

George Watson Crowder
Basil Crow Cushman
Joshua Hamilton Ham
Henry Hartmann
Charles Gilbert Heyne
Thomas Franklin Kerr
John Kreis
George Foster Pattillo
Joseph Poskey
John Schiller
E.B.H. Schneider
Robert Voigt

Photograph: Courtesy of K. K. Searle. Confederate headstone of John Martin Palmer, Evergreen Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

1 comment:

Headstones said...

This is heart warming story, though some people may have not believed in the reasons these honorable soldiers died for, erecting headstones so that the future generations can remember is a good thing.