Southern Cross of Honor Dedication

Amy Grimes places the Cross of Honor on the grave site of Private John Mack, CSA.
Amy Grimes places the Cross of Honor on the grave site of Private John Mack, CSA.

Private John Mack is buried in the Old Concord Church Yard just northeast of Greenville on the road to Jacobia.  John was honored with placement of the Southern Cross by members of the Lt. Alexander Cameron Camp 2226. Greenville, Texas, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).

The War Between the States had been raging for almost a year when Private John Mack enlisted in the 46th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Company D of the Confederate States of America.  The unit was known as the Chattahoochee Sentinels.  Private Mack was involved in numerous battles from Tennessee to Mississippi.  The war ended when General Lee laid down his sword at Appomattox Courthouse.  Private Mack went back to Georgia but found that the town and farm had been burned by Sherman.

From there Private Mack moved to Hunt County, Texas and settled in the Concord Community. He died in 1900 but never received the honor due a veteran.  Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans presented the Southern Cross of Honor.

A color guard marched to Private Mack’s grave site.  The Ft. Worth Scottish Pipes and Drum Corps played the pipes.  A musket salute was fired by members of the SCV Texas Division. Fourth Brigade. Pastor David Noe, Chaplain Camp 2226 gave the opening and closing prayer. Amy Grimes unveiled the Southern Cross of Honor at the foot of Private Mack’s grave.

One Comment

  1. Gerry Satterwhite

    Thanks Jim for covering this … I think you did a great job … Your bro.

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