Remembering the Honored Confederate Dead
|Members of the Woodville Camp and Captain James W. Bryan|
Camp 1390, Sons of Confederate Veterans combined April 38
to honor Private Alfred Cochran of Company H, 13th Texas
Infantry Regiment at the Bivens Cemetery in Bivens, Louisiana.
BIVENS, La. -- A busy Confederate history month for Captain James W. Bryan Camp 1390, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Lake Charles, La., reached its zenith with the grave marker dedication ceremony for William Alfred Cochran Sr. of Company H, 13th Texas Cavalry, in the Bivens Cemetery on April 28. The ceremony was organized by his descendant, Al Cochran, who is a member of Captain James W. Bryan Camp 1390.
At the event, State Rep. Dorothy Sue Hill read a proclamation authored by her proclaiming April as Confederate History Month in Louisiana. The Hood's Southeast Texas Brigade of the Texas SCV conducted the ceremony and the Worth Camp 1790 of Woodville, Texas provided the musket and cannon salute. Captain James W. Bryan Camp's color guard and many members supported the event. Camp Color Sergeant Greg Newton read a history of the 13th Texas Infantry and Compatriot Al Cochran read biographical summary of his ancestor. The United Daughters of Confederacy laid roses at the newly dedicated grave marker.
Also during Confederate History Month, Camp 1390 manned information tables at the Civic Center gun show in Lake Charles, the Spring Festival at Niblett's Bluff Park and the Pleasant Hill Reenactment.
|Newly dedicated grave marker of William Alfred Cochran Sr., |
a private in Company H, 13th Texas Cavalry.
(Photo by Mike Jones)