Why We Remember
The citizen soldiers who fought for the Confederacy best personified the qualities of America. The preservation of Liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South’s decision to fight the second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our Democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
The Pvt. E.F. Arthur camp is very active in all areas regarding the positive memory of our Confederate ancestors. Please view our page and you will see that we try to be good Southern American men who will never forget the sacrifices that our forefathers made for us. May God Bless America and may God Bless Dixie.
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Who was Edward Arthur
Edward F. Arthur was a Kentuckian distinguished by his high character as well as by his notable acheivements. Born In Knox County, Kentucky, he enlisted first in the Confederate Army in August of 1862 in his native county, but was mustered into Company B of Grigsby’s 6th Cavalry on September 8 1862, at Stanford, Kentucky. he participated in the battles of Perryville, Kentucky and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, before he was captured in action at Bradyville, Tennessee. on January 25, 1863. He was held at Fort McHenry, Maryland as a POW until he was exchanged on February 18, 1863, at City Point, Virginia. Unable to return to his regiment, he attached to Company K of Caudill’s 13th Kentucky Cavalry in Southwest Virginia on August 1 1863. However, he was again captured in action on January 17, 1864, at Dandridge, Tennessee and was imprisoned sucessively at Nashville, Tn., Louisville, Ky., and Rock Island, Ill. On March 23, 1865 he was transferred to City Point, Virginia and was exchanged for a second time. This time he was able to rejoin his original regiment, the 6th Kentucy Cavalry, which was operating in Southwest Virginia. He fought in the battles of Marion and Wythville, Virginia., and surrendered on April 25, 1865, at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
He returned to Knox County after the war was over, but also lived in Williamsburg, Kentucky for a time. He was active in The United Confederate Veterans and was awarded the “Southern Cross of Honor” by the ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
He died at his home in Williamsburg on March 11, 1921 at the age of ninety-one. He is buried in Highland Park Cemetary at Williamsburg, Kentucky. The men of Camp Arthur dedicated a new Confederate Headstone on Pvt. Arthur’s grave on June 11th 1997 along with some decendants of the men from the 13th Kentucky Cavalry CSA, The Ben Caudill Camp SCV Hazard, Kentucky and members of the South West, Virginia Brigade SCV.
Please view the page below and you will see how busy we are as a Camp honoring our ancestors who fought and died for what they knew was right. Thank You.