In South Carolina, Confederate Memorial Day occurs annually on May 10. It is held on other days in other states but generally sometime in the spring. Regardless of timing, it is held as a day to honor the memory of Southerners who died during the WBTS. The day was especially chosen for Stonewall Jackson who died May 10, 1863, after being wounded at Chancellorsville.
3. Confederate Memorial Day is a thing in the south. - Nine states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas) observe Confederate Memorial Day. The holiday started a year after the end of the Civil War, when the Ladies Memorial Association passed a resolution to memorialize dead Confederate soldiers.
A small Kentucky town gave a formal welcome on Monday to a monument to the Confederate soldiers of the American Civil War, rededicating the controversial structure after the University of Louisville removed it as an unwelcome symbol of slavery. About 400 people, some dressed in grey replica uniforms