Sons of Confederate Veterans gather at county museum
Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:01 pm
The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans, conducted its August meeting at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City.
The meeting was called to order by Commander Ralph Nichols, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag and the Sons of Confederate Veterans flag salute. Chaplain Mike Alexander led the opening prayer.
There was no formal program speaker this month.
Other items of business, members:
• Discussed a request from a local group wanting to install bronze plaques on the Unknown Soldier Monument commerating the service of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA. A request was sent to both the national and state historical registry. The response was that the addition of the plaque would alter the historical integrity of the monument. The request was denied.
• Learned there has been no further word from the person requesting a CSA marker for his Confederate ancestor buried in the Holl-man Cemetery near Mason Hall. An application for the marker has been submitted to the VA.
• Were requested to provide assistance to compatriot John Abernathy who is undertaking a project to identify the burial site of all Obion County Confederate soldiers. Residents who know the burial site of any Confederate soldiers, especially those where the location is known but is without a marker, are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Discussed the status of highway attraction signs for the Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza near the Trimble exit. The group is awaiting word from state Rep. Bill Sanderson.
• Discussed program speakers for upcoming meetings. Nichols will contact several.
The meeting closed with 15 members in attendance and Compatriot Bobby Nichols leading in the closing prayer.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the nation’s largest Southern heritage, history and honor organization, open to all male descendants of Confederate soldiers who served honorably in the War for Southern Independence.
For more information, call 1-800-MYSOUTH or visit SCVCAMP176.ORG.
Published in The Messenger 8.24.11
Sons of Confederate Veterans