Boy Scouts spruce up Confederate cemetery

As one of their summer projects, Beverly Boy Scout Troop 66 recently spent the best part of a rainy day beautifying the grounds of the Confederate cemetery atop Mount Iser in Beverly. Scoutmaster Larry Scott said, “The troop took great pride in cleaning up the grounds.

“The cemetery is a historic landmark constructed by the Randolph Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1908. It is the resting place for fallen Confederate Soldiers killed during the Civil War,” Scott added.

Members of Scout Troop 66 taking part in the project were Brandon Cutlip, Michael Harper, Anthony Jones, Daniel Scott, Nick Sisler and Shon Sisler. Adults taking part along with Scout Master Scott were Terry Jackson, Connie Ricottilli, David Ricottilli, Don Roberts and Jimmy Ray Walters.

Walters, who is active in the Sons of the Confederacy, commented, “It is great that these young people, their parents and scout leader can come out and do good work in the community. I believe they gained a better appreciation for the 150th anniversary of the great battles of the Civil War by doing this.”