Immortal 600 Monument
We have changed the face of Fort Pulaski forever.
Now our Confederate officers of the Immortal Six Hundred will be remembered as being honored with a monument to their sacrifices for their family, and country, the Confederate States of America. Also a respectful cemetery that's bordered with a beautiful brick wall.
Thanks to everyone that made this possible.
“…We must forevermore do honor to our heroic dead. We must forevermore cherish the sacred memories of those four terrible but glorious years of unequal strife. We must forevermore consecrate in our hearts our old battle flag of the Southern Cross – not now as a political symbol, but as the consecrated emblem of an heroic epoch. The people that forget its heroic dead are already dying at the heart, and we believe we shall be truer and better citizens of the United States if we are true to our past.”
Confederate Veteran Rev. Randolph Harrison McKim
Confederate Officers Denied Again
The Immortal Six Hundred SCV Camp 2600 made a formal request to have 19 memorial markers placed in the Cemetery at Fort Pulaski National Monument.
On Saturday, August 24, 2013 the Immortal Six Hundred SCV Camp 2600 received a letter from Fort Pulaski National Monument (Park) Superintendent Melissa Memory. It was a sad day for humanity, a blow for the morals this country was founded on.
In a letter dated August 23, 2013 Superintendent Memory denied our Confederate dead memorial markers for the Cemetery.
What kind of people say "NO" to putting memorial markers or marking graves in a cemetery?
Even after 150 years, a leopard's spots never change. This is the type of people, and the mind set our ancestors were defending their Country from, yankees & galvanizers.
Commander William J. Hagin
Our ancestors thoughts:
“All that the South has ever desired was that the Union as established by our forefathers should be preserved and that the government as originally organized should be administered in purity and truth.”
Robert E. Lee
“I loved the old government in 1861. I loved the old Constitution yet. I think it is the best government in the world, if administered as it was before the war. I do not hate it; I am opposing now only the radical revolutionists who are trying to destroy it. I believe that party to be composed, as I know it is in Tennessee, of the worst men on Gods earth – men who would not hesitate at any crime, and who have only one object in view – to enrich themselves.”
Nathan Bedford Forrest, in an interview shortly after the war
“Instead of friends, I see in Washington only mortal enemies. Instead of loving the old flag of the stars and stripes, I see in it only the symbol of murder, plunder, oppression, and shame.”
Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy
“To tar the sacrifices of the Confederate soldier as simple acts of racism, and reduce the battle flag under which he fought to nothing more than the symbol of a racist heritage, is one of the great blasphemies of our modern age”.
James Webb-Secretary of Navy And Assistant Secretary of Defense under U.S. President Ronald Regan and current U.S. Senator (D.VA.) (Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, New York: Broadway Books, 2004, p. 225)
The Immortal Six Hundred SCV Camp 2600 travels to Point Lookout, MD to honour Confederates held captive at Point Lookout POW Camp, MD.
The Descendants of Point Lookout Organization (DOPL) held our 22nd Annual Pilgrimage June 29, 2013. SCV Camp 2600 Adjutant and DOPL member Al Perry met Lori and I at Point Lookout, MD. For those of you that don't know me, I have been President of The Descendants of Point Lookout Org. since January 2009. Lori is Group Administrator and my right arm, Al has been a tremendous help for the past three years helping out with the Pilgrimage. Al played his guitar during the descendants meeting and Pilgrimage, also I tasked him with the Candlelight Memorial Service this year, he did an outstanding job. Lori does the floral tribute, however, this year she became overheated and Susan Hathaway of the Virginia Flaggers stepped in for Lori. I don't have a photo of Al at the Pilgrimage because he was also my photographer, but I did snap one of him at the meeting.
CMDR William Hagin
President ~ Descendants of Point Lookout Org.
Enjoy the photo's:
There was no moon the night I took this picture
In Their Memory
Immortal Six Hundred
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Remembering Confederate POWs
"Perimeter Wall Footing" Complete !
"Monument Base" Complete !
"Perimeter Wall" Complete !
Arrived In Savannah Complete!
"Granite Engraved" Complete!
"Monument Installed" Complete!
"Monument Dedication" Complete!
The National Park Service has run into a technial glitch and will not erect a walkaround for the monument. The oyster shells have been removed and grass planted.
The Immortal Six Hundred SCV Camp 2600 would like to thank everyone who supported us during the process of completing the Monument for the Confederate officers of the Immortal Six Hundred. We would also like to thank everyone that participated and those in attendance of our event.
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