| The Order of Confederate Gray
has been formed from a need to honor the confederate patriots of the
north Texas area. The organization, in most cases, can supply a
Confederate Color Guard, as well as a fully equipped Guard of Honor for
dedications etc. Members donate their time by placing headstones,
cleaning, restoring and documenting confederate headstones in the North
Texas area. The Order of Confederate Gray is independent, and not
affiliated with any organization, but enjoy membership from various
reenacting units, Sons of Confederate Veterans camps, and historical
SCV Camp 1565, 13th Texas Infantry, and 1st Texas Volunteer reenactors participated in the dedication of 14 Confederate headstones at old Washington Cemetery in Houston, Texas March 22, 2003. The compatriots served as color guard and honor guard for the ceremony. Past Camp Commander, and Texas Division 1st Lt. Commander Ron Strybos Jr. delivered the dedication address. Camp color guard posted the colors accompanied by pipers and two cannon salutes from the San Jacinto Chapter, Sons of the Republic of Texas batteries. The honor guard fired the first of 28 volleys. The 14 graves were visited by the unit, and a brief history of each Confederate soldier interred there was given. They fire nine 3 gun salutes during this ceremony. Several other SCV Camps and UDC Chapters were present. Approximately 100 participants and visitors were present.
Sons of Confederate Veterans Cross of Saint Andrew Camp #2009 of Cherokee County hosted a rededication ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Confederate statue. SCV troop members from left are Jimmy Odom, Ronnie Blackstock, Don Folkes, Scott Bell, Forrest Bradberry, Roy Gay, Ken McClure, Steve Magnum, Shelley Cleaver, Jim Perry and Philip Watkins. Kneeling in front are Trey Martin and Reb Bradberry, holding the sign.