By: Greg Bischof
NEW BOSTON, Texas—While all surviving Civil War Confederate soldiers and their children are now deceased, a few grandchildren of these soldiers are still alive—one of them lives in New Boston.
During a brief ceremony Sunday, members of the Texarkana, Texas-based Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Red Diamond Camp 2193 presented a Confederate Grandson’s Medal to New Boston resident Doyle Steve Barfield, now 93.
The organization presented the medal to Barfield after one of his distant cousins, Deloris Gueterman, notified the group of her relative’s comparatively rare status.
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