Tuesday, April 23, 2019



According to an Act of Congress, 1958, all Confederate Veterans are United States Veterans. 

Since 1929, the United States government has been erecting headstones for Confederate soldiers and officially recognizes Confederate grave sites as United States War Dead grave sites.

For the record: Confederate soldiers, sailors, and Marines who fought in the American Civil war were made U.S. Veterans by an act of Congress in in 1957, U.S. Public Law 85-425, Sec 410, Approved 23 May, 1958. This made all Confederate Army/ Navy/ Marine Veterans equal to U.S. Veterans. Additionally, under U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by the 17th Congress on 26 February 1929 the War Department was directed to erect headstones and recognize Confederate grave sites as U.S. War Dead grave sites. Just for the record the last Confederate veteran died in 1958. So, in essence, when a person, organization, or government agency removes a Confederate statue, monument or headstone, they are in fact, removing a statue, monument or headstone of a United States MILITARY VETERAN.

The fathers and grandfathers of Confederate soldiers had fought and died in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, helping to preserve the United States of America. Since the end of the Civil War and the defeat of the Confederacy, descendants of Confederate soldiers have supported and volunteered to fight in all the wars of the United States since that time, many with great distinction and many more paid the ultimate price for their sacrifice to their country.