Saturday, June 26, 2021, Thomson Guards, Camp 91, Sons of Confederate Veterans, met at the McDuffie County Courthouse (formerly Columbia County during the WBTS) and had a short memorial service at the Confederate Monument. Also, in cooperation with the Thomson Memorial Cemetery, LLC Board of Directors, Thomson Guards began efforts to clean and spruce up the Thomson City Confederate Cemetery. This cemetery was established in 1854 and there are 110 Confederate heroes interred.
There were 9 camp members and 3 friends trimming, cutting, raking and disposing of the refuse. While only a portion of the four acre cemetery was thoroughly cleaned, the camp, with the permission and assistance of the cemetery oversight committee, intends this to be a long-term community service project. Our purpose is the “preservation of history and the perpetuation of the hallowed memories of these brave men…”