Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Camp News for November 2014

Camp News
Camp 1524 Seeking Communications Officer/Newsletter Editor - Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley has asked to retire from his duties as Camp Communications Officer and Newsletter Editor, so our camp is seeking candidates for these two duties.  The Communications Officer is appointed by the Commander to handle all matters requiring communication (mainly by email) with Camp members.  The Newsletter Editor, as the name indicates, has to edit and print the monthly newsletter, then distribute it by U.S. Mail and email to the Camp members and designated non-members.  Remember the SCV Charge!  If you can handle one or both of these jobs, step up and offer your services to the preservation of the history and good name of the Confederate Soldier.
The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion (official US government name for the War of 1861-65) are online, thanks to Cornell University.  This is a 128-volume set, of which we have a hard copy up at the Confederate Library at Confederate Memorial Park. The link to the Official Records, often referred to as the "OR" is

Communications Officer Crowley Speaks At Memphis Event - At the re-dedication ceremony of the Jefferson Davis statue at Confederate Park in Memphis on Saturday 18 October 2014 and at the invitation of N B Forrest SCV Camp 215, Dragoon Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley presented a talk on Jefferson Davis and his time in Memphis after the WBTS (1869-1877), ending with a speech Jefferson Davis made before a joint session of the Mississippi Legislature in March 1884, a session called specifically to honor Jefferson Davis and his defense of the Confederacy.  This speech represents Jefferson Davis's final words on his status as the living embodiment of the Confederacy and his charge to the descendants of Confederates.  See the October 2014 blog entry for details and photos.

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