Saturday, November 14, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1524 held their Fall Muster in an expansive field on an estate in rural Autaugaville. The weather was absolutely beautiful starting seasonably cool but turning warm, bright and sunny. Fourteen Dragoons and some of their ladies enjoyed a clay shoot, delicious picnic dinner and enjoyable fellowship with like minded compatriots. The food was highlighted by some left over pulled Dixie butts with BBQ sauce, Quartermaster Myrick's world famous baked beans seasoned with bacon and Conecuh sausage and, potato salad along with sodas, sweet tea and chocolate chip cookies.
Everyone parked along the pasture fenceline and the tables for the food and all the chairs were set up before an informal skeet range was marked off. Five Dragoons shot clay pigeon targets launched by a spring thrower and a handheld thrower was also used to vary the trajectories. Firearms included a Remington 870, Benelli semi-automatic, a Glock 9mm and even a muzzle loading black powder double barrelled shotgun. Some Dragoons proved to be very good marksmen but all who shot and who spectated enjoyed the event.
There was a good mixture of newer Dragoons and veteran members and the ladies of course added a special touch to the festivities. The Auburn and Florida football games were even streamed and played on the radio so all could catch the early SEC football games. This latest edition of the Dragoons fall muster was the first in many years but was such an enjoyable outing that this will certainly prove to be an annual event.