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Attorney is special guest at SCV meeting

Attorney is special guest at SCV meeting

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:02 pm

The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176 Sons of Confederate Veterans conducted its October meeting recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City, with eight members and one guest in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by Commander Ralph Nichols, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag and the SCV Flag Salute. Compatriot Bobby Nichols led the opening prayer.
Attorney Bill Looney of Paris gave a most interesting and informative talk about former Tennessee Gov. Isham G. Harris. He gave a review of the biography written by Sam Davis Elliott that covered Gov. Harris’ life before, during and after the War for Southern Independence outlining his many accomplishments. In addition, he presented several sidebars regarding local Henry County events and people.
The other item of business included  Nichols reporting he had received the headstone for Pvt. Charles Henry Watts, Co I, 22nd Barteau’s Cavalry, who is buried in an unmarked grave in the Holloman Cemetery near Mason Hall.
A work day was scheduled for Saturday for installing the headstone. This marker was provided by the Veterans Administration for Confederate soldiers buried in unmarked graves.
An unveiling of the marker and memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Compatriot Raymond Woodard leading the closing prayer.
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 10.18.11

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