SCV meet slated
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 5:23 pm
The Messenger, December 8, 2011
The Sons of Confederate Veterans local camp 176 will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. at Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. All members are urged to attend, a spokesman said.
Dr. Charles Cox, Camp 176’s newest member, will present an informal program on Pvt. James Coble, one of Forrest’s soldiers who was killed in a skirmish south of Jackson Dec. 19, 1862, just prior to the Battle of Salem Church.
Coble’s son, J.A. Coble, was late mayor of Union City and he had a monument erected at his father’s burial site. The story is a fascinating one that Dr. Cox, a native of Union City who now lives in Jackson, will share.
His presentation will be followed by a business meeting with items to be discussed including the tombstone dedication for Holloman Cemetery near Mason Hall, the tombstone placement at Stovall Cemetery near Rives, a progress report on the Confederate Soldier Monument for the Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza and the Lee-Jackson banquet plans.
The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. It is not affiliated with any other group. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting.
For more information, visit the camp Web site at scvcamp176.org. Several new audio and video additions are to be found there, a spokesman said.