Mound City, Illinois - Memorial Day 2012
This week in the Civil War - May 27, 1862

Confederate Soldiers are U. S. Veterans.

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Under current U.S. Federal Code, Confederate Veterans are equivalent to Union Veterans.

U.S. Code Title 38 – Veterans’ Benefits, Part II – General Benefits, Chapter 15 – Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death or for Service, Subchapter I – General, § 1501. Definitions: (3) The term “Civil War veteran” includes a person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and the term “active military or naval service” includes active service in those forces.

 Photo taken May 26, 2012 at the Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City Illinois. 

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