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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: CONFEDERATE GROUP TO DEDICATE GRAVE

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


The Battle of Sharpsburg Camp #1582, Sons of Confederate Veterans will gather on Saturday, May 26th, 2012, 2:30 P.M. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, 30 South Martin Street, Clear Spring, MD 21722 to dedicate the grave of Godfrey Funkhouser. Godfrey was born in Shenandoah County, VA ca 1839 and enlisted in Company K of the 33rd Virginia Infantry on July 15th, 1861 in Winchester, VA. He served through out the Civil War, attaining the rank of Sergeant and being taken as a Prisoner of War twice. He spent the last year of the war as a prisoner at Fort Delaware, DE. After the war he settled in Clear Spring, MD where he married Miss Mary Jane Steele and had ten children. Godfrey died on January 6, 1890.

About the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political 501-C3 organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved. Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.


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