Elizabeth Camp Glover
Mother of Confederate Reunions
In 1896 the Sons of Confederate Veterans
recognized this Southern lady as the originator of the confederate
reunions. In the centennial year the Sons of Confederate Veterans
honored her as "The Mother of the Confederate Reunions".
She was the widow of Lt. Col. Thos. Glover of
Co. A. 21 GA Inf. CSA. Thomas died in the battle of III Winchester.
In 1867 after the war between the states with
"For God and Country" her motto she rode the country side of
Campbellton County, GA to assemble the comrades of her fallen
husband to a basket dinner and "to talk over the war".
Thus began the Confederate Reunions. She lived
to be 86 years of age, dying at Corsicana, Texas April 14, 1915. She is
buried in Oakwood
Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas