IRON CROSS PLACED AT GRAVE OF CONFEDERATE MARINE COMMANDANT
May 25, 2003

Col. Beall

Colonel Lloyd James Beall

  On a cool, rainy Sunday afternoon, Virginia Division UDC and CofC members gathered in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery to place an Iron Cross on the grave of Colonel Lloyd James Beall (1808-1887). A former U.S. Army paymaster, Beall was Commandant of the Confederate Marine Corps, which was established by an act of the Confederate States Congress on March 16, 1861.

Several descendants of the Colonel's, including his great-great-great granddaughter, Priscille Cavalca Van Slyke, and her mother, great-great granddaughter Rose Lane Mitchell Cavalka, were present for the unveiling of the marker.

Unveiling     Mrs. Van Slyke and Mrs. Cavalka prepare to unveil the Iron Cross.

    The Retired Marine Color Guard assisted in rendering honors to Colonel Beall.

    Virginia Division CofC Treasurer Kit Willis escorts Virginia Division UDC President Mrs. John W. Lougheed as she places a wreath at Colonel Beall's grave.


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