SCV meeting set
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:00 pm
The Messenger, May 17, 2011
Dr. Tom Hiter will be the guest speaker at a meeting sponsored by Tilghman-Beauregard Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, May 26 at 7 p.m. at Mayfield (Ky.) City Hall. The meeting will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Mayfield Secession Movement.
Dr. Hiter is chief of Heritage Defense for the SCV and his topic will be “The Road to Secession in Kentucky, Tennessee … and Jackson?”
During the Civil War, the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky, including Mayfield, was the area of strongest support for the Confederate cause. On May 29, 1861, a group of Southern sympathizers from Kentucky and Tennessee met at the Graves County Courthouse in Mayfield to discuss the possibility of aligning the Purchase with West Tennessee.
The public is invited to attend. Call (270) 376-2901 for more information.