Friday, April 12, 2013

Upcoming Events from the Prattville Dragoons April Camp Dispatch

The following upcoming events were highlighted in the April edition of the Dragoons newsletter, the Camp Dispatch:

Dragoon Picnic, Saturday 13 April 2013, 10 am - 2 pm, at Confederate Memorial Park.  At 9 a.m. we will set flags on all 300+ Confederate graves at Confederate Memorial Park, Cemeteries 1 and 2.  Bring your children and grandchildren, who always enjoy this activity and help us finish in under an hour.
Confederate Memorial Day at the Capitol - 22 April 2013.  The United Daughters of the Confederacy is hosting the annual observance of Confederate Memorial Day on Monday, 22 April at 10 am at the Capitol Confederate Monument in Montgomery. Plans include period music, an honor guard and a speaker, but the highlight continues to be the Confederate Roll Call. A microphone is passed around the audience and each person attending is allowed to name one of his/her Confederate ancestors, and state his rank and unit.
Prattville Dragoons Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony - 22 April 2013.  The Prattville Dragoons will set a wreath and conduct a memorial ceremony at the Dragoon Monuments beside Prattville Primary School at Fourth and Washington Streets at 6 p.m. on Monday 22 April, Confederate Memorial Day as observed in Alabama.
Confederate Memorial Park "Living History" Day – Friday 26 April 2013, 9 am - 2:30 pm.  Reenactors will have several stations, demonstrating life in the Confederate Army. Excellent educational opportunity for parents and children.  See for more about the Park and this event or call Park Office at 205-755-1990 for more details.
Battle of Selma Reenactment, Bloch Park in Selma, Alabama - 25-28 April 2013 - For full info, see
Prattville CityFest - Saturday 3 May 2013 - Dragoons will man an informational table just up the street from the Prattaugan Museum.  Stop by and see us as you enjoy this great day in Prattville.
12th Annual Confederate History and Southern Heritage Festival, 12814 US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka - Saturday 11 May 2013.  This is always a good one--mark your calendar! There will be mule and 100-year-old wagon rides, lard cooking, antique cars, arts and crafts, boiled and parched peanuts, music, vendors, speakers, space walk for the kids, and Confederate army camp.  Call Mike or Caleb Whorton at 334-514-1988.
Alabama Division Annual Reunion - Foley, Alabama - 7-9 June 2013.  All business sessions are free to Alabama Division members.  Special motel rates expire 18 May 2013.  See more details at

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