Roberts shares story of Pvt. Jesse Caudle
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 8:00 pm
The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans, conducted its monthly meeting recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. There were 14 members and one guest in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by commander Danny Isbell, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and the SCV Flag Salute. Compatriot Bob Nichols led the opening prayer.
Garry Roberts of Rives presented a very interesting and informative program about his great-great-grandfather, Jesse Caudle, who served with the 27th Tennessee Infantry, Co. D. Pvt. Caudle was mustered into service at Trenton, as were many from Obion County who served in the 27th CSA.
Caudle served throughout the war and toward the end was captured and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison, where he remained until the war ended. He then moved with his family to District No. 7 community in Obion County, where he was an active community leader, serving on the school board, as a magistrate and as a church leader. He is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Many of his family still remain in the District No. 7 community.
Some discussion was held regarding the renaming of Forrest, Confederate and Jefferson Davis Parks in Memphis. The SCV will be challenging this in court.
Nichols led 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 a Confederate soldier who served honorably in the War for Southern Independence.
For more information, call 1-800-MYSOUTH or visit the website SCVCAMP176.ORG.
Published in The Messenger 2.22.13
Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans