Local SCV group re-enacts 1861 Civil War sendoffMembers of Prattville Dragoons, Camp 1524 of the Alabama Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans, gathered with members of other SCV camps Monday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the departure by the first local troops to join Confederate forces.
The sesquicentennial ceremony included a re-enactment of the presentation by ladies of the former Prattville Male and Female Academy, where Prattville Primary School now stands, of the flag the local troops carried into battle. It also included an improvised version of the speech likely made to the gray-clad soldiers by Daniel Pratt.
Monday's re-enactment and series of short speeches, which was attended by about 100 people at the site of the monuments to the CSA troops, also served as the local celebration of Confederate Memorial Day, an official state holiday.
and some photos from the event: