Thursday, October 22, 2015

Prattville Dragoons Camp Meeting for October 2015 _ Part 1

Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1524 held their monthly meeting on Thursday October 8 at a new venue, Plantation House and Gardens in Millbrook.  Members and visitors alike seemed to enjoy the new place including the delicious Plantation House buffet which included Germans cuisine, spaghetti and a salad bar.  The back two rooms were reserved for the camp but the November meeting will be held in the front two rooms to allow everyone to better see the speaker.  The proprietors were very congenial and it was an outstanding meeting and fellowship.

Chaplain Snowden opened the meeting with an invocation and closed the meeting with a benediction sending everyone safely home.  Color Sgt Brent Jenks led everyone in the pledges to the United States, Alabama and Confederate Battle flags.  Commander Waldo delivered the SCV Charge and the closing salutation.  He also highlighted the upcoming events including the 1st Annual Southern Heritage Festival at Elm Springs, Abbeville Institute Stone Mountain Lectures, reenactments at Newton and Tallassee, and camp events including a tentative fall muster and Christmas parades and the Social at Buena Vista.  Announcements included a reminder for annual membership renewals, a petition for volunteers for camp leadership positions, ads in the Autauga Academy football program and a Christmas ad on community electronic billboards, and a new educational book, "Understanding the War Between the States" available at and on Amazon.

The guest speaker for the camp meeting was Dr. Grover Plunkett who is a professor at Faulkneew University in history and political science.  Dr. Plunkett attended University of Alabama, Troy University and Auburn University.  He provided a wonderful heartfelt address on Southerners, contrasting their culture and heritage to the Northern populace and highlighting the causes of the War for Southern Independence.  Questions included inquiries as to how his professors and his own students viewed his Southern perspective in dissertations and classwork.  Outstanding speech.
Plantation House and Gardens

Artwork at Plantation House

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