Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Prattville Dragoons SCV Camp 1524 May Meeting

How many names can you think of for the War of 1861-1865? The Prattville Dragoons will join together for their regularly scheduled monthly camp meeting at the Shoneys on Cobbs Ford Road near I-65 in Prattville on Thursday evening, May 10th at 7pm.  The camp meetings are the second Thursday of each month.  Many members bring their significant others and arrive early to enjoy the delicious Shoneys dinner buffet.  The speaker for May is Mr. Bob Bradley, curator at the State Department of Archives and History and expert on the Battle Flag collection there.  Mr. Bradley will talk to us about the various and sundry names given the War for Southern Independence by the people of the North and South. The most common name for that war today is "The Civil War" due to indoctrination of the populace by the history books in the schools throughout the United States.  In the South, the most common name used to be The War Between the States and many in the SCV still use this name today.  The official name given the War by the United States government was The War of the Rebellion which is why there are 128 volumes of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion from the US Printing Office.  Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday night for what is sure to be an enjoyable informative speech by Mr. Bradley which will assuredly be crowned by the presentation of a check from the camp for continued preservation of the Confederate flags in the Archives, one of the primary charges of the Prattville Dragoons camp.

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