Prattville Cityfest – The Dragoons again sponsored an info booth at the annual Prattville Cityfest along Main Street on Saturday May 2nd. Hundreds of mini Battle flags and SCV coins were provided to passers-by. Many large flags were sold from the camp stores and contacts were made for SCV and UDC membership information.
Indian Hill Cemetery Recognition – Sunday May 31st, Mrs. Mary Ann Neely, probably the most well-known local historian in Montgomery and past President of Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery which manages Old Alabama Town visited Indian Hill Cemetery to stand with her sisters, Mrs. Lenore Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Libba Johnson, at the headstone of their sixth great-grandmother, Euphemia Graham. Mrs. Neely stated with great emphasis that she would like the Prattville Dragoons to know that she considers what they have accomplished there to be very well done and a most important contribution to the local community and to the history of this area.
The Dragoons also received a letter of appreciation from two Thomas descendants:
To the Volunteers from The Prattville Dragoons Camp 1524:
We, Marie Bush and Helen Sheffer, want to express our gratitude to everyone who participated in the clean-up and re-dedication of Indian Hill Cemetery. We appreciate all the volunteers who volunteered their time and also for their hard work.
You did a great service to this community and to this cemetery. We are very pleased with how the cemetery looks. It really makes us proud to see that people still care about old and forgotten cemeteries. Hopefully it will continue to be cleaned and cared for.
May God bless each and every one of you.
Marie Bush and Helen Sheffer
Granddaughters of Blake and Martha Thomas
Allen Herrod has volunteered a crew to mow Indian Hill Cemetery once per month for maintenance!
Union Springs Heritage Violation – Commander Carlyle and other AL Division staff and SCV members went to Union Springs the morning of Saturday May 23rd with the approval of the town Mayor to set Battle Flags on the Confederate graves to replace those illicitly removed by Myron PennGraves Registry on SCV National Website – The National SCV.org website has a graves registry for archiving cemeteries and the Confederate veterans interred there. Benny Harris has committed to helping get the Indian Hills, Robinson Springs and Rocky Mount cemeteries listed in that database; please contact him regarding any other cemeteries in Autauga and Elmore counties.