CofC-Momument-Dedication

The Joseph Evan Davis Chapter #907 Children of the Confederacy was honored to participate in the Memorial Dedication Ceremony for the Monument honoring Union County Confederate Pensioners of Color on Saturday, December 8, 2012 in Monroe, NC. Andrew Myers, President of Joseph Evan Davis Chapter, brought greetings. Other members of the chapter distributed programs and memorial ribbons, and they reserved the seating for the descendants of the Confederate pensioners who were being honored. They had the honor of meeting Real Daughter, Mattie Clyburn Rice, and of seeing many Confederate artifacts, including the cane owned by President Jefferson Davis, that were on display inside the Union County Court House. This is the first monument of its kind to honor pensioners of color, and it was a privilege to have a part in this historic occasion. The Joseph Evan Davis Chapter is sponsored by Winnie Davis Chapter No. 442, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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