Hood speaks at SCV meeting
Posted: Monday, May 31, 2010 8:01 pm
The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans, conducted its May meeting recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. There were 15 members and two guests in attendance.
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. Chaplain Mike Alexander led the opening prayer.
Guest speaker Casey Hood of Obion, representing the Troy Masonic Lodge, gave an interesting presention regarding Masonic history of those serving in the Confederate Army. One in eight of the generals were Masons and he cited examples of several kindnesses and courtesies exchanged on the battlefield between Masons disregarding their political differences.
In other items of business, the members:
• Discussed the possible participation with the city, county and private businesses and individuals regarding the installation of Civil War Trails markers for the Union City area, presenting the history of the two Confederate monuments, Camp Brown and the Battle of Union City.
• Approved the purchase of two new flags at a cost of $1,000 for the Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza.
• Received a report from those who attended the Tennessee Division annual reunion in Manchester. The newly-elected Tennessee Division commander is Mike Beck of Morristown.
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.
For more information, call 1-800-MYSOUTH or visit the website SCVCAMP176.ORG.
Published in The Messenger 5.31.10