Site of 1908 Confederate Veterans Reunion
Marker No: 14475
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Marker Text: The Civil war ended in 1865, and by the 1880s the ranks of former veterans had thinned; many had moved west, and old sectional divisions were subsiding. groups like the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) formed and held reunions to honor those who had served in the conflict. From July 29 to August 1, 1908, UCV Camp #996 of Junction hosted a reunion at this site for veterans of both sides then living in the region. William Johnson Cloud, who served in the 18th Texas Cavalry, headed the event, and this boulder, deposited from Alta Vista Mountain, served as the speakers platform. reunions like this one in Junction in 1908 brought Americans together to remember, to honor and to heal past differences. (2005)
Location: On a boulder in what is now Junction's Schreiner Park.