Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Prattville Dragoons Camp News for November

From the Prattville Dragoons November Camp Dispatch.

Camp News
Original Copy of Dragoons History Donated To Our Camp.  Compatriot Karl Shogren of the Henry C. Semple Camp 2002 has donated to our camp an original copy of the booklet, War History of the Prattville Dragoons, written by Dragoon Wilbur Fisk Mims over 100 years ago.  The booklet was found at an estate sale by Karl's wife Linda.  Thank you, Karl and Linda!
Good News From Selma.  Our Chaplain Tom Snowden has had the Selma court case on the prayer list for several months.  In the last few days we have received good news from Selma.  A judge has issued a ruling that the City of Selma has to pay court costs plus punitive and compensatory damages to Friends of Forrest.  Additionally, a grand jury will convene in February 2014 to determine how much the City must pay to KTL Mining, Todd Kiscaden's company whose work at Confederate Circle in Old Live Oak Cemetery was illegally obstructed recently.
Dragoons Help Re-Dedicate Old Rasberry Cemetery.  On Sunday 2 November Compatriot Benny Harris led a ceremony to re-dedicate Old Rasberry Cemetery near the community of Isabella in Chilton County.  There are five Confederates buried in the cemetery, so men were needed to honor their graves.  Dragoons Larry Spears, Wayne Sutherland, and Tyrone Crowley attended to honor these Confederates.  Larry and Tyrone, along with Trip and Betty Janney of Thorsby, all in period dress, set flags at and saluted each of the Confederate graves, as the 100+ attendees watched.  The cemetery was cleaned up and restored to order by a group of Boy Scouts led by Trevor Cofer, who received his Eagle Scout Badge as part of the re-dedication ceremony.

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