Nichols addresses SCV members

Nichols addresses SCV members

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:01 pm

The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176 Sons of Confederate Veterans met recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City.
There were 13 members and one guest in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by Cmdr. Ralph Nichols, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States and the Sons of Confederate Veterans Flag Salute. Chaplain Bobby Nichols led the opening prayer.
An interesting and informative PowerPoint presentation was given  Nichols regarding the uneven border of the KY/TN state line. Surveyor error and the equipment of the time were the main factors contributing to the uneven border. His presentation may be viewed at www.rlnichols.com and clicking on “KY TN State Line” at the bottom of the home page.
Other items of business included:
• Discussion of the possible participation between Union City, Obion County, private businesses and individuals regarding the installation of Civil War Trails markers in the Union City area presenting the history of the two Confederate monuments, Camp Brown and the Battle of Union City.
• Presentation of a certificate of membership to new camp member Terry Joe Barton of Rutherford.
• A report given by those attending the Tennessee Commanders Call meeting in Columbia.  
• Discussion of the Obion County Public Library display for April for Confederate History Month.
• Discussion of a cannon dedication at the “Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza” in April to coincide with the sesquicentennial celebration.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the nation’s largest Southern heritage, history and honor organization and is 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 3.2.11

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