The South saw the end of the era with the burial of the last known Confederate widow.
Her casket draped with a rebel flag, Daisy Wilson Cave was laid to rest Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. About 75 people attended.Mrs. Cave was believed to have been between 97 and 105 when she died Saturday at a nursing home. She was in her 20s when she married 75-year-old Henry Benjamin Cave, a veteran of the 3rd Regiment of the South Carolina Cavalry.
Members of the South Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans, dressed in Confederate uniforms and carrying flags of the Confederacy and the United States, led the funeral procession and fired a salute in honor of Mrs. Cave.
Local and national newspapers have described her as the last surviving Confederate widow.
In an interview last year, Mrs. Cave said her husband, who died in 1930, spoke little of his time as a soldier.
South Carolina records show that Henry Benjamin Cave was born in 1844 and enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862. Cave had two wives before marrying Daisy Cave. The couple had one son, Benjamin Cave, who died in September.
Mrs. Cave is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.