The Appomattox United Daughters of the Confederacy presented the Iron Cross of Honor to Corporal
Richard C. Price, on Saturday November 11, 2006 at the Madisonville Presbyterian Church, Madisonville, Virginia. Corporal
Price was in the 1st Virginia Infantry, Co. C. Corporal Price served the Confederacy from January 1863 until
He was born in rural Charlotte County, Virginia on September
7, 1837 to Nathaniel Daniel Price and Mecca Harvey Price. After the war Richard returned to the Charlotte County and married
Euthretia Early of Bedford, Virginia. Richard and Euthretia had four children - William H. Price, Charles Early Price, and
twin girls, Estelle Price and Susie Price. Richard Price attended the 50th Reunion at Gettysburg. Mr. Price died in
March 1925. Mr. Price is the Great Grandfather of Appomattox Chapter President, Carol Adams Williams.
The Iron Cross of Honor is a Confederate grave marker patterned after the Southern Cross of Honor
Medal. The marker is in the shape of a cross and is black in color. On the front of the marker are the dates 1861-1865, which
represents the beginning and the end of the war. Also on the front are the words "DEO VINDICI" which is Latin for "Vindicated
by God". On the back are the letters CSA, meaning Confederate States of America, along with the battle flag. This marker
is a way to give the families of the deceased soldiers of the Confederacy in the War Between the States, a medal to honor
their service in the war. Every visitor to the grave will remember this Confederate hero was honored by the United Daughters
of the Confederacy.
Members of the Appomattox Courthouse Rangers and Appomattox Children of the Confederacy also
participated in the program.