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Dillon reviews Shuck diary with SCV members

Dillon reviews Shuck diary with SCV members

Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:02 pm

The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176 Sons of Confederate Veterans recently conducted its April 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 15 members and five guests in attendance.
Dillon presented another installment 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. He lived in the Jordan community north of Union City following his war years. He was the ancestor of the late Paul Wilson and Nathan Wilson, members of Camp No. 176. 
In other items of business, the club:
• Finalized plans and manpower assignments for the dedication of the Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza-Circular 50 Wall and Monument, which was held Saturday, and expressed thanks to The Messenger for announcement of this event.
The Camp Trenton Historical Marker was unveiled Saturday. Many Obion County men were mustered into the Confederate Army at this location about three miles north of Trenton on Highway 45W.
• Learned there had been excellent reviews and positive feedback from the March/April Obion County Library Civil War display. The club sent thanks to the citizens of Obion County for their interest in the display.
• Discussed participation in the Ridgemont Spring Heritage Days.
• Presented certificates to five new members.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) 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.
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Published in The Messenger 4.20.10

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