Monthly Archives: June 2018

Notices for 2018

July 9th Rockwall Monthly Meeting – Soulman’s BBQ
July 11 Junction Summer Parade – Junction, TX
July 11 Jefferson Civil War Symposium – Jefferson, TX
July 18-21 National Reunion Franklin, TN

Upcoming Meeting – July 2018

Our next meeting will be held on Monday evening, July 9th. Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery will be presenting “Union Soldier & Their Yankee Atrocities”.


chaplinBorn and raised in Corpus Christy and graduated from W. B. Ray High School in 1972. Married to Cherie (39 years), having two daughters and four grandchildren.

My interest in the things of Southern culture and specifically, the Confederacy, goes all the way back to my boy-hood years. My grandma would tell stories of her grandpa, who served in the Thirty Second Alabama Infantry. He was killed at Tunnel Hill, Georgia.  I have found that the more diligent study of primary sources (not that hard to find), is the best presentation of Lincoln’s War. My desire has been to make at least some small difference in my little world on this most important subject of history. History books, the media, school systems and on, and on, and on, abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history.

My educational background: Bachelors – Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas – 1979; Master of Arts (R. E.) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas – 1986; Doctor of Religious Education – Covington Theological Seminary, Rossville, Georgia – 2002

I have served as pastor in churches in Texas: Corpus Christi, Ft. Worth, Stanton, San Antonio and Denton and also in Sheridan, Wyoming. With God’s leadership, strength and wisdom I have served the Lord Jesus Christ for 30 years and counting. At this point in God’s call in ministry I serve as Director of “Living in the Land of Cotton.” The two fold purpose for Living in the Land of Cotton is to first, give evidence that there was justification and rights for secession and the existence of the Confederate States of America by the use of primary sources. Second, to demonstrate that the culture of the Confederacy had a moral stability built on the Christian faith using primary sources.

Member of the Stonewall Jackson Camp 901, Sons of Confederate Veterans, serving as Chaplain.

Member of the Texas Division Dismounted Texas Color Guard, Sons of Confederate Veterans, serving as Chaplain.

Founder and Director of “Living in the Land of Cotton”

Meetings remain on the second Monday of each month, at Soulman’s BBQ, 691 E. I-30, Rockwall (near SE corner of Ridge Rd. and I-30, next door to Applebee’s). We meet for dinner at 6 pm, and the meeting starts at 7 pm.

Dispatch – May & June 2018


badge1We just concluded our 121st Texas Division State Reunion in Nacogdoches. I was very proud to serve as one of our camps 3 delegates this year. If you have never had the opportunity to attend, I would highly recommend representing the camp next year. With our continued growth, I believe we will see one more delegate added to our overall headcount. Membership needs to remain a key objective for our camp. It not only helps add to the States defense fun, but also allows us the opportunity to meet new patriots and expand the camps ability to perform more activities.

Several topics were discussed this year’s reunion including the proposed new license plate, but also continued conversations on current law suits and on-going work to protect monuments throughout the State. We still have work to do in preserving Dallas’s remaining monuments, but as a camp we also need to see how we can assist in the battle to reinstall the Lee monument.

badge2My favorite part of this year’s reunion was the Division award luncheon. The Rockwall Camp received a total of 3 Bronze Cross’s for meritorious service to the Division, and an Honor Award for Soulman’s BBQ in recognition for the years of supporting our camp and the SCV. These awards will be presented at our July 9th meeting. I would ask that we have a full house to support and recognize these individuals.

Stay strong and continue the fight………

Deo Vindice,

David Rediger
Commander Rockwall Cavalry Camp #2203
2nd Lt Commander 4th Brigade