Veterans of the Confederacy
Colonel James Hamilton Beard Camp #1856
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a Heritage Organization; it is non-political and non-racial organization. Colonel Hamilton Beard was killed at the Battle of Mansfield and is buried in Frierson, Louisiana. The members of the Camp #1856 participate in historical re-enactments on the battlefields in DeSoto Parish and in many other states.
The camp maintains the Keatchie Confederate Memorial Cemetery which has over 100 confederate soldiers buried there, most being unknown soldiers taken from the Battle of Mansfield, to the Keatchie Female College which was used as a hospital during the Civil War.
Logansport is where the Texas Confederate soldiers crossed the Sabine River into Louisiana, on their way to battles further east. There are ten identified gravesites in the Logansport City Cemetery, and several more not yet identified. The Confederate gravesites are marked with CSA headstones.
To find out more about this Camp unit contact:
Commander of Camp
PO Box 67
Logansport, La. 71049