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Black Confederate Memorial Service
From: A. C. \"Trip\" Wilson, III
To : Assistance
Subject: Black Confederate Memorial Service
On February 17th, 2007 the Darlington, SC Camp#74 SCV will conduct it\'s
1st Annual Memorial Service at the Darlington Memorial Cemetery. The
oldest black cemetery in Darlington. In this cemetery is the only Black
Soldier known to have a Confederate grave marker that is at least 30 years
old. Ferdinand Keith who served with Company I, of the 6th SC Cavalry.
His brother, who became a State Representative during Reconstruction
served in the Pee Dee Light Artillery. We will be reading off the names
of 14 known Black Veterans, most were listed on the 1926 Confederate
Pension List. We would like Mr. Edgerton to read those names. We have
invited the Mayor and City Counsel members and are working hand in hand
with the black community including the Darlington Memorial Cemetery
Committee. We are a new camp with very little money in our treasury.
(less than $200 total) If remittence is recquired we understand why H. K.
would not be able to make it. Sincerely, thank you for consideration.<
Trip Wilson<br />
W.E. James Camp #74<br />
Darlington, SC<br />