Virginia Society
Military Order of the Stars and Bars

Virginia Society Military Order of the Stars & Bars

The 78th Annual Convention of the General Society

MOS&B In Alexandria, VA 9-11 July 2015


 The 2015 Virginia Society Officers

Commander --  Joseph H. Wright


Adjutant -- Joseph Judson Smith



Welcome to the Virginia Society, MOS&B

With few exceptions, the officers of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America are without memorials, biographies, or other commemorations. The attention given to the Confederacy's elected and appointed officials is even less. These men suffered disproportionately during the War Between the States when they prided themselves on leading from the front and paid the consequences. If they survived the war, they were singled out for particularly harsh treatment by Federal authorities. The hardships they suffered as a consequence of their beliefs is typified in Immortal Captives: The Story of 600 Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy, authored by Mauriel P. Joslyn, which chronicles the conditions in which many Confederate officers were held while prisoners of war.

The members of the Virginia Society, MOS&B, are dedicated to commemorating the valor and sacrifices of the Confederacy's officer corps and its elected and appointed officials and the true history of their deeds. We ask that you join us in our efforts to distinguish those honorable men who served an honorable cause.

For membership information and applications, send an email to
 Virginia Society Adjutant  Joseph Smith

Greetings Friends and Compatriots

The Virginia Society of the MOS&B, established in 1977, contains eight Chapters with 180 members and we are growing still. The Virginia Society is exceptionally active, and is positioned to remain active and relevant in the 21st Century. We welcome your participation in our efforts to represent our Confederate ancestors with historical accuracy and with the dignity they deserve.

 Commander, Virginia Society, MOS&B
 Joseph H. Wright
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