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.
information and applications, send an email to
Greetings Friends and
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