Local SCV group meets
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:01 pm
The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans, recently conducted its March meeting at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City.
The meeting was called to order by commander Joe Dillon, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag and the SCV flag salute. Compatriot Bob Nichols led the opening prayer.
There were 11 members and six guests in attendance.
Dillon presented an interesting report from the diary of Capt. W.S. Shuck, 8th Kentucky Cavalry. Shuck kept a detailed record of places and events of his experience during the war. Shuck was the ancestor of the late Paul Wilson and Nathan Wilson, members of Camp No. 176.
Other items of business included:
• Planning of 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.
• Noting that several items of interest have been placed at the Obion County Public Library Civil War display for March and April. Thanks were extended to the citizens of Obion County who provided items for this display.
• Planning for Ridgemont Spring Heritage Days.
• Receiving two new member applications.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the nation’s largest Southern heritage, history and honor organization open to all male descendants ofa 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 3.18.10
Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans