SCV members host local relic hunter
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010 8:01 pm
The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans, recently conducted its February meeting at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. There were 15 members and five guests in attendance.
Earl Powers of Kenton (right) recently spoke to members of Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Powers is a relic hunter. Aong those on hand for the presentation was Camp Cmdr. Joe Dillon.
The meeting was called to order by Cmdr. Joe Dillon, who led the Pledge of Allegiance and the SCV flag salute. Compatriot Bob Nichols led the opening prayer.
Guest speaker Earl Powers of Kenton, a relic hunter, gave a very interesting talk about his experiences of relic and artifact hunting in and around Obion County. Several of his finds were displayed and discussed.
Other business discussed included:
• Planning the April 17 dedication of the “Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza ‘Circular 50’ Wall and Monument.” Ancestor memorial bricks can still be ordered and installed before this date.
• Items needed from the citizens of Obion County for the March/April Obion County Public Library Civil War display. Anyone wishing to loan articles for this display may call (731) 693-4469 or check the camp Web site, scvcamp176.org.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the nation’s largest Southern heritage, history and honor organization open to all male descendants of a Confederate soldier who served honorably in the War for Southern Independence.
For more information, call 1-800-MYSOUTH or visit scvcamp176.org.
Published in The Messenger 2.22.10
Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans