Saturday, November 14, 2015

Prattville Dragoons Camp News

From the November Dispatch neewsletter:

Camp News

Seibels Lanier Marshall Installed as Seventh Regent of the (First Confederate) White House Association of Alabama – Anne Tidmore stepped down after completing six years as Regent of the First White House in Montgomery and Mrs. Marshall was named as her successor in this role.  

New Venue for Dragoons’ Camp Meeting – The November camp meetings will be held at Plantation House and Gardens on Grandview Road in Millbrook.  This will be the second month of a trial to see if the accommodations are acceptable and provide more room for larger crowds like we have been blessed to enjoy recently.

New Members and Membership Renewals – Certificates have been received for new members Carlock, King, Popham, and Wise and these compatriots will be sworn in during the November camp meeting. Those who failed to renew their memberships are encouraged to do so, SCV National late fees have been waived. 

Volunteer Opportunities – With the addition of new members in our camp, the officers of Camp 1524 would like to encourage all who are interested to actively contribute to the success of the Dragoons by filling a leadership role to advance the Cause in our community.  Positions include: Color Sergeant, Communications Officer, Newsletter Editor, Education Coordinator, Fundraising/Donations Coordinator.  Please contact any officer if interested.  We need your support.

Dragoons Camp Shirts - Contact Dragoon Tyrone Crowley.   Golf shirts are available for $16 and dress shirts for $19.

Dragoons Donate to Production of “Capturing Montgomery History” – The EC authorized the donation of $200 to Bill Schaum Video Productions for their historical video project which includes interviews with Bob Bradley (Alabama Archives) and others pertaining to the War Between the States.

Confederate Memorial Park Flags– By agreement with the Alabama Archives & History Department, Confederate Park will begin a rotational flag loan for selected framed Confederate flags in the Archives' significant collection; three flags will be displayed for a year on a rotational basis.

Prattville Electronic Billboard Ad – The Dragoons are placing a Christmas holiday season ad on two electronic billboards in Prattville during the month of December 

Understanding the War Between the States - an 88-page reader edited by Howard Ray White and Clyde N. Wilson; Sixteen writers cover American history from Jamestown to Grover Cleveland, presenting a dense array of truths about the conflict of North and South through that period of history. The booklet may be read and/or downloaded for free on computers and tablets at, accessed on Kindle, or purchased in paperback at low cost ( Hard copies are also available at the library at Confederate Memorial Park for $6. 

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