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With few exceptions, the officers of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America are without memorials, biographies, or other commemorations. The attention given to the Confederacy's elected and appointed officials is even less. These men suffered disproportionately during the War Between the States when they prided themselves on leading from the front and paid the consequences. If they survived the war, they were singled out for particularly harsh treatment by Federal authorities. The hardships they suffered as a consequence of their beliefs is typified in Immortal Captives: The Story of 600 Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy, authored by Mauriel P. Joslyn, which chronicles the conditions in which many Confederate officers were held while prisoners of war.

The members of the Virginia Society, MOS&B, are dedicated to commemorating the valor and sacrifices of the Confederacy's officer corps and its elected and appointed officials and the true history of their deeds. We ask that you join us in our efforts to distinguish those honorable men who served an honorable cause.

State Officers
Virginia State Flag       Commander - Martin Stakes Lane
Lieutenant Commander - Christopher J. Evans
Adjutant - Gary H. Roseman

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Mission of the Virginia Society, MOS&B

The primary objectives of the Virginia Society include Heritage and Preservation; Public Education; Membership Growth; and Support. Heritage and Preservation include local and statewide projects, which perpetuate the memory and deeds of both the commissioned officers and elected and appointed officials who served the Confederacy and other activities, which celebrate Confederate History and its heroes. The Society is dedicated to an unwavering defense of the good name and motivation of those we represent. Public Education focuses upon study of the several causes for the War Between the States, its military, governmental, and societal consequences, and the necessity to present history factually in order to dispel myth and ignorance. Membership Growth is self-explanatory; some areas of the Commonwealth now are without active members or chapters, and the Virginia Society is dedicated to filling the gaps in its membership base.

Finally, the Virginia Society is committed to support its members and local chapters and to facilitate communications between members, chapters, and national offices. It also is dedicated to maintaining a viable and active membership through this web site, a statewide news-letter, and the participation of Society officers in chapter, local, state, and national events.

Society Chapters

  Alexandria, Virginia
Gen. Samuel Cooper No. 105
Commander - Robert Latane Montague, III
Meets: Contact for Meeting Information

  Richmond, Virginia
Gen. George E. Pickett No. 115
Commander - James R. Seaton
Meets: Contact for Meeting Information

  Fredericksburg, Virginia
Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder No. 258
Commander - Joseph H. Wright, Jr.
Meets: Contact for Meeting Information

  Virginia Beach, Virginia
Maj. Edgar Burroughs & Princess Anne Cavalry No. 281
Commander - Michael L. Hyman
Meets: Contact for Meeting Information

  Richmond, Virginia
Gov. John M. Letcher HQ Chapter No. 309
Commander - George S. Daugharty
Meets: Contact for Meeting Information

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