Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier
2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 388-4400 x217
- Presented By: Beauvoir - The Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library
- Dates: February 12, 2022
- Time: Friday night banquet 6pm, Saturday ceremony 11am-2pm
- Price: $12.50 adults, $10 seniors/military, $7.50 6-18 yrs, free for kids under 5yrs
The Pilgrimage to our Unknown Soldier started 6 years ago and has become an annual event for the Beauvoir property, to honor all Confederate dead. Found in 1979 by Mr. Rick Forte Sr., laid to rest on the Beauvoir property in April of 1980. The tomb, inscribed "Known but to God", was dedicated on June 6, 1981.“Shattered by the American Civil War (1861-1865), Odd Fellowship rose again in Baltimore a mere five months after the close of hostilities. The resurrection of the society in September 1865 marked the first fraternization of the blue and the gray. Thereafter Northern members aided their Southern brothers in rebuilding their desolate land. It is this shared history of brotherhood that has led the Odd Fellows to the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier.” (Charles L. Sullivan)Beauvoir’s Unknown Confederate Soldier is the only Confederate Soldier in the world to receive the Grand Declaration of Chivalry, awarded in February of 2019.