Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Camp News - December 2014

Forrest Commemorative Coin Available
            The group Citizens To Save Our Parks in Memphis is offering a commemorative coin as a fundraiser to help in its efforts to prevent the re-naming of Forrest Park, Confederate Park, and Jefferson Davis Park by the Memphis City Council.  See and click on "Background" for more information.  If you are interested, see the above website and click on "Merchandise".  Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley has some hard-copy printouts.  The coin is $11, shipping included.
"Audio Movie" About the CSS Alabama Available on Internet
            A very creative fellow named Robert Lloyd has created some interesting and educational "audio movies" about "Heroes in History", one of whom is famed Confederate Admiral Rapahel Semmes.  If you are interested, the link to the "audio movie" about Semmes and the CSS Alabama ("scourge of the Union Navy") is  The story starts in World War II with a short piece about a descendant of Admiral Raphael Semmes, then moves on to the story of the CSS Alabama.

South-Loving Abbeville Institute Available on Internet

            At its Scholars' Conference in Charleston back in November, Dr. Clyde Wilson of the Abbeville Institute received the R E Lee Award from SCV National Commander Michael Givens.  There is lots of thought-provoking material for Confederate-heritage lovers on the Abbeville Institute website at  Institute president Dr. Donald Livingston, familiar to us from S D Lee Institute lecture series, states that there are two American traditions, the Lincolnian and the Jeffersonian, and that the "Southern tradition" is simply "a regional version of the older Jeffersonian Americanism".  Look at this website, browse its varied material, and consider joining.

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