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Gray gives program about Gen. Forrest

Gray gives program about Gen. Forrest

Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:03 pm

The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176 Sons of Confederate Veterans conducted its Septemberr meeting recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. There were 13 members and five guests in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by Lt. Commander Danny Isbell, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag and the Sons of Confederate Veterans flag salute. Chaplain Mike Alexander led the opening prayer.
South Fulton High School history teacher Bill Gray gave an informative talk about Tennessee’s most famous and admired Confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest. In addition, he displayed several memorabilia items pretaining to Gen. Forrest.
In other business, the group:
• Learned, in response to last month’s request, Compatriot John Abernathy, with the assistance of many public responses, has identified more than 200 Obion County Confederate soldier burial places in over 50 cemeteries in Obion and surrounding counties. He said he would like to have this completed by December.
To assist Abernathy in locating Obion County Confederate soldiers, especially those where the location is known, but without a marker, contact him at
• Discussed the upcoming October Columbus/Belmont Sesquicentennial event.
• Heard the treasury report from Adjutant Jimmy Williams.
The meeting closed with chaplain Mike Alexander leading a 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 9.20.11

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