I realize u can't put a price tag on a original civil war grave marker but just how much would one b wort day for instance. Not being disrespectful just curious
Short answer: Not very much. They have no intrinsic value to anyone beyond the family. There isn't a collectible market for them. It's not (as far as I know) illegal to possess one. Morally acceptable? Depends on how the possessor came to have it.
uhh, ok whatever. if its original, its worth up to 500.00. **** to history.com american pickers.
It is a crime to buy, sell, or possess a veterans grave marker that has been removed from a grave.
The Markers were placed on Confederate graves by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) during the turn of the last century up into the 1920's & 30's. The Crosses belong to the UDC. These Crosses are often times the only means to identify the grave as a Confederate Veteran. When someone removes one from a grave they are stealing as well as desecrating.
How do you obtain a marker for a Civil War vetran unmarked as a Civil war Vet?
My wife wants to place a marker on her great grand fathers grave.
Thank you for setting some of the people straight on this subject.
I am from Union County North Carolina bordering Chesterfield County South Carolina.
I am the PROUD descendent of three great great grandfathers & two great great great grandfathers who served proudly in the Confederate States Army. When I was a young man I remember seeing a lot of Southern Cross of Honor iron gravemarkers in many of our cemeteries, sadly for some reason, be it vandals , thieves or well let's be honest those are the only two sort of people that would take from a grave, they are very few and far between now. I hope someday to place one on each of my Confederate elders final resting places.
I have 3 of them for sale
Don't know if yall've found a SCH to place on your wife's Rebel Grandfather's grave after all this time Mr.Miller, but if not, y'all can find them 4sale in the Sons of Confederate Veterans catalog on their website.
We found 2 in the crawl space of our home. Evidently the man who owned the home prior to us took care of the local cemetery. The names have been ground off. Is there a honorable way to dispose of them?