The 2nd Annual Confederate Memorial Service will be held at the National Cemetery at 10 am, Saturday, April 27.
Members of Sons of the Confederate Veterans (SCV) Major Thomas J. Key Camp #1920, will conduct the memorial service.
A joint Sons of Union Veterans (SUV) and SCV honor guard will present colors at the service
There are 14 Confederate Soldiers interred at the Fort Fort Scott National Cemetery. All were POW’s at Fort Scott and the majority were captured at the Battle of Mine Creek.
April has been recognized as Confederate History month throughout the South. While Kansas does not recognize Confederate History month, special permission was given by the National Cemetery Administration to conduct a memorial service for the Confederate dead in the Fort Scott National Cemetery.
This year’s memorial service was scheduled to coincide with Civil Wars Days at “The Fort.”
The memorial service is open to the public. Persons attending the memorial service can wear period clothing as desired.