Monday, July 31, 2017

Prattville Dragoons' Compatriot Portrays Daniel Pratt for Founder's Day

On the occasion of Prattville founder Daniel Pratt’s 218th birthday, SCV Camp 1524 member Tyrone Crowley portrayed him in a birthday ceremony at Pratt Cemetery.   The cemetery overlooks the old gin factory which Pratt constructed and operated.  The ceremony included the laying of a wreath and local politicians Mayor Gillespie and Representative Beckman attended and also said a few words.  Tyrone read an historic letter written by Pratt to a childhood friend describing the work in the new town including construction of a Methodist church and the gin factory.  He also discussed the turmoil which was quickly leading to the Southern states secession and the War for Southern Independence.  Pratt actually outfitted the original Dragoons with horses, uniforms and provisions as they mustered for service in 1861.  Here is a link to the news article on the Elmore and Autauga News website -  

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