Immortal Six HundredCamp #2600 Richmond Hill, GA

Confederate POWs

Immortal Six Hundred, Camp #2600             Sons of Confederate Veterans                 Richmond Hill, Georgia      

 
~Welcome to the Immortal Six Hundred Camp 2600 website~
 
    Our Camp meets every second Thursday at the white community house directly behind the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Library, on Ford Avenue.    All visitors are welcome.   The meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm.
 
Please Come Visit Us! 
 
Commander William J. Hagin
Adjutant Frank Grimm  
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Immortal 600 Monument 
 
  Our Confederate officers of the Immortal Six Hundred will be remembered as being honored with a monument to their sacrifices for their family, and country, the Confederate States of America.  Also a respectful cemetery that's bordered with a beautiful brick wall.
 
Thanks to everyone that made this possible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 “…We must forevermore do honor to our heroic dead. We must forevermore cherish the sacred memories of those four terrible but glorious years of unequal strife. We must forevermore consecrate in our hearts our old battle flag of the Southern Cross – not now as a political symbol, but as the consecrated emblem of an heroic epoch. The people that forget its heroic dead are already dying at the heart, and we believe we shall be truer and better citizens of the United States if we are true to our past.”
Confederate Veteran Rev. Randolph Harrison McKim
 
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Confederate Officers Denied Again
 
August 24,2013
 
The Immortal Six Hundred SCV Camp 2600 made a formal request to have 19 memorial markers placed in the Cemetery at Fort Pulaski National Monument. 
 
On Saturday, August 24, 2013 the Immortal Six Hundred SCV Camp 2600 received a letter from Fort Pulaski National Monument (Park) Superintendent Melissa Memory.   
In her letter dated August 23, 2013 Superintendent Memory denied our Confederate dead memorial markers for the Cemetery.
 
Commander William J. Hagin
 
Our ancestors thoughts:
 
 “All that the South has ever desired was that the Union as established by our forefathers should be preserved and that the government as originally organized should be administered in purity and truth.”
Robert E. Lee
 
“I loved the old government in 1861. I loved the old Constitution yet. I think it is the best government in the world, if administered as it was before the war. I do not hate it; I am opposing now only the radical revolutionists who are trying to destroy it. I believe that party to be composed, as I know it is in Tennessee, of the worst men on Gods earth – men who would not hesitate at any crime, and who have only one object in view – to enrich themselves.”
Nathan Bedford Forrest, in an interview shortly after the war
 
“Instead of friends, I see in Washington only mortal enemies. Instead of loving the old flag of the stars and stripes, I see in it only the symbol of murder, plunder, oppression, and shame.”
Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy
 
 “To tar the sacrifices of the Confederate soldier as simple acts of racism, and reduce the battle flag under which he fought to nothing more than the symbol of a racist heritage, is one of the great blasphemies of our modern age”.
James Webb-Secretary of Navy And Assistant Secretary of Defense under U.S. President Ronald Regan and current U.S. Senator (D.VA.) (Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, New York: Broadway Books, 2004, p. 225)
 
 
            Descendants of Point Lookout Org. Pilgrimage, 2013 
 
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There was no moon the night I took this picture
 
 In Their Memory
 
 
 Immortal Six Hundred
Camp 2600
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Georgia Division

 Remembering Confederate POWs
 
 
 
 
 
"Perimeter Wall Footing" Complete !
 
"Monument Base" Complete !
 
"Perimeter Wall" Complete !
 
"Monument Granite"
Arrived In Savannah Complete!
 
"Granite Engraved" Complete!
 
"Monument Installed"  Complete!
 
"Monument Dedication"  Complete!
 
Thank You!
 
 
 
 
 
The Immortal Six Hundred SCV Camp 2600 would like to thank everyone who supported us during the process of completing the Monument for the Confederate officers of the Immortal Six Hundred.  We would also like to thank everyone that participated and those in attendance of our event.
 
Thank You!
 
 
The Dedication!
 
Enjoy the Photo's...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank You!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before ~ Graves were being walked on, parked on, disrespected by folks not knowing
 the graves were there.
 
 

 
After ~ The "Perimeter Wall" lets visitors know a cemetery is present, and it's boundary. 
 
 

To Randal Burkhart, Jeffrey Marlow, & Jim Willis of

Camp Davis Camp 2073 

Our Heartfelt Thanks 

Immortal Six Hundred Camp 2600

 

Wall under construction photo's

see Cemetery Perimeter Wall page

 

 

 
 Georgia Division SCV Members voted to give
 
~ $8730.00 ~
 
to the Immortal 600 Fund
 
Thank You!
 

Fort Pulaski, Savannah Georgia

 

 Fort Pulaski, Interior

 Fort Pulaski, Savannah Georgia:  Immortal 600 prisoners were starved by yankee troops while the yankees themselves had more than they could eat.  If you look very closely between the bunks, there's a transparent Soldier standing in front of the bars.  His feet/legs start where the wood meets the brick flooring.  On older computers you might have to move a little to the left or right to see the image.  The photo was taken at Fort Pulaski in December 2007.

 


      Immortal Six Hundred ~ SCV Camp 2600

PRESS RELEASE  

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO MARK GRAVES OF IMMORTAL SIX HUNDRED AT FORT PULASKI, GA  



 

(SAVANNAH - March 4, 2011)   The Director for the National Park Service in Washington has approved the erection of a monument to a group of 600 Confederate POW's known as the Immortal Six Hundred on the grounds outside the fort.  The request, submitted nearly a decade ago by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and descendants of the veterans, was approved in February and will include both a granite monument and brick wall surrounding the perimeter of the area of the unmarked graves.

 

The veterans buried in the unmarked graves died while being held prisoner by the federal government during the War Between the States.  Enduring forced privations including the withholding of food, clothing, and blankets during one of the coldest winters on record in Georgia, the Confederate officers being held within the fort organized the Confederate Relief Association on December 13, 1864 to care for the most severely ill among them.  As a result of the efforts of this compassionate care for their compatriots, only thirteen died while being held at Fort Pulaski.  After the War's end, the 600 Confederate POW's held in Pulaski became known as the Immortal Six Hundred because of their steadfast courage and care for each other in the face of severe suffering.  Their story has become one with which veterans and POW's of all of America's wars can relate personally.

 

Additional information on the Immortal Six Hundred is available online at www.600csa.com.  Interviews may be arranged via email through asp3@planttel.net

 

Immortal Six Hundred Camp 2600
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Georgia Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

Descendants of Point Lookout Organization
William Hagin, President
Richmond Hill,  Georgia
 
 
 
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       ~ Remember the Immortal Six Hundred POWs ~

 The long and winding road...

 The Immortal Six Hundred Camp 2600 gained approval for the Director of the National Park Service in Washington DC, then arm in arm with other SCV Camps, our "band of brothers" changed the face of Fort Pulaski forever.  The Immortal Six Hundred POWs have their long overdue monument, and a beautiful period design brick border around the thirteen murdered Confederate officers buried in the cemetery.  Grave markers were denied.

William J. Hagin ~ Commander

 

 

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