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Missouri Soldiers Project
May 31, 2019
MISSOURI SOLDIERS PROJECT
The Battle of Franklin (TN) on November 30, 1864, left eight thousand casualties on the battlefield. In the wake of the battle, Confederate dead were grouped according to their home states and buried in what is today the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. As time threatens this meaningful site, restoration and maintenance have become a priority.
To date, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky have paid (repaid) for the new stones marking their Confederate fallen. The Civil War Roundtables of Texas have paid for their Confederate graves. Additionally, descendants, divisions of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, and the Daughters of the Confederacy, re-enactment groups, and various other organizations have contributed. By this summer (2019) all 1,256 graves will have been renewed – but funding for maintenance is needed.
LaDonna Scott, the 2019-2020 Missouri Division UDC President, has selected McGavock Cemetery’s 130 Missouri graves to be part of the UDC’s annual “President’s Project.” The goal is that by summer (2019) Missouri can reimburse the McGavock Cemetery’s “Trustee’s Maintenance Fund” the $3055.00 they spent on renewing our Missouri graves. By repaying them we are gratefully contributing to the cemetery’s perpetual care.
Please help maintain our Missouri soldiers’ graves by “adopting” one.
The cost is just $23.50 per grave.
Any check for donation should be made payable to:
MISSOURI DIVISION UDC TREASURER
(Please write “McGavock Cemetery” on the memo line of your check.)
Mail to: GINA DIXON/29903 State Highway V/Jamesport, MO 64648
Donations for the McGavock Cemetery project will be collected until June 1, 2019.
We ask your help – and We Thank You!