In 1863, prominent pro-Southerners are banished from St. Louis
This week in the Civil War for May 26, 1863

Oakwood Confederate Cemetery Dedication, May 30, 1895

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Belleville Weekly Advocate 24 May, 1895; article on the 29th State Encampment, Department of Illinois Grand Army of the Republic.

"Whereas, considerable excitement prevails throught the country over the proposed dedication of a monument erected in the memory of Confederate dead in Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, on Memorial Day; therefore be it: Resolved, That while we recognize the possible technical right of ex-Confederates in their proposed action, this Department nevertheless condemns the taste that selected a day sacred to the memory of the men who died for the preservation of our Union and would deprecate the attendance of members of the Grand Army of the Republic, or any Post of the Grand Army, at the dedication of a monument commemorating the lost cause."

 By Jon Stacy Col. Frederich K. Hecker Camp #433 (SUVCW)
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