St. Stephen's Lutheran Church Cemetery
14 September 2008, 4:00pm
Killian Association and reenactors gather to dedicate grave marker to Pvt. Elijah Killian
Eric Killian, V-P of the Killian Associan reads military record of Pvt. Elijah Killian.
Gary Winebarger, Adjutant of the CF Connor Camp, makes the dedication speech.
Color guard fires three-gun salute.
Reenactor participants are (L-R) Linda Hoyle, UDC, of Lincolnton, grieving widow; Robby Beam, Commander, Burke Tigers, Camp 2162, Valdese, NC; Scotty Shook, Captain, cavalry unit, CF Connor, Camp 849, Elgie McGalliard, Adjutant, Burke Tigers, and Rheba Houser, OCR, Burke County, grieving widow.
The Killian Association holds its annual Reunion at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.
[The above photos have been provided through the courtesy of Rev. H. Worth Pearce of Hickory, NC]
A final and fitting tribute to a proud Confederate soldier who fought for his country.
Many brave soldiers of the Confederacy have been ignored, in spite of their ultimate sacrifice. Most memorials to them are necessarily of a private nature due to the "politically correct" shroud that sullies the memory of these brave Confederate soldiers.
On behalf of the descendants of the bravest of the brave, we make no excuses for their uncommon valor and how they fought to protect their homeland. Time and politics may fade but the truth of heroism will never die. Of those who marched off to war, a full one-third never returned alive.
We seek to help those who wish to memorialize their Confederate ancestors.
We, like they, have not forgotten these brave men and will be there to remember them.
--C.F. Connor Camp 849, Sons of Confederate Veterans
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