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Confederate grave marker
Title: Confederate grave marker
Description: Confederate grave marker. Design similar to the Southern Cross of Honor medal. A large circle with the bases of four intersecting triangles protruding on the north, south, east and west ends so that the piece looks like a four-sided star or a maltese cross. Piece is attached to a square block of rough-edged stone. Obverse: Circle has a wreath and the image of the Confederate flag in relief. The point on the west has the letter C, on the north the letter S, and on the east the letter A. The south point is blank. Reverse: Circle has a wreath. Within the wreath are the words: Deo Vindice. The west point says 1861 and the east point says 1865. The sole of the block of stone has the word: Father.
Description: Historical Note: The Southern Cross of Honor is an honor of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) that can be placed on the grave of any confederate soldier that served with honor. This symbol is also seen engraved into headstones. On the front are the dates 1861 and 1865, which represent the duration of the civil war. Deo Vindice is Latin for God is our vindicator or vindicated by God. On the back are the letters: C.S.A. which refer to the Confederate States of America.
Citation information: ATF0457, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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