Category Archives: Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meeting – July & August

In our June meeting, Compatriot Paul Ridenour, Camp Adjutant for the William H.L. Wells Camp #1588 in Plano, Texas, visited and presented on proper ways to care for, clean and preserve cemetery grave markers and monuments. In our July meeting, Commander Charles Stansell presented on Federal Atrocities in Louisiana during the war.

Our next meeting will be on Monday evening, August 8. Mr. James Neel from Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be speaking on the Confederate High Command. James has many years of research to assist with his presentation. Please be there if at all possible. Our plan for September is for Commander Doug Garnett (Camp Commander for the Bob Lee Camp, Bonham, Texas, and 1st Lt. Commander for the 4th Brigade) to bring a presentation on some prominent firearms used by Confederate forces during the war.

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.

Upcoming Meeting – April 2016

In March, past Texas Division Commander Johnnie Holley visited and presented on good camp operations.

Our next meeting will be on Monday evening, April 11. Dr. Richard Montgomery, chaplain of the Stonewall Jackson Camp in Denton, will present “The Hard Hand of War”. Rick has been with us at least two other times and his presentations are always informative. Please be there if at all possible.

Upcoming Meeting – December 2015

In our November 9 meeting, we were very pleased to host Compatriot James Skelton, a member of the Red Diamond Camp (Texarkana). James presented “A Quick History Trip Through Beauvoir”. James was the escort for his lovely wife, Andrea Skelton.

For our next meeting on January 11, we will be hosting James Neel, a long time reenactor and historian from Sulphur Springs, Texas. James will present an explanation of how the Confederate Army was organized, from top to bottom.

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.

Upcoming Meeting – November 2015

In our November 9 meeting, we are welcoming Compatriot James Skelton, a member of the Red Diamond Camp (Texarkana). James will present “A Quick History Trip Through Beauvoir”.

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.

Upcoming Meeting – June 2015

In our May meeting, Larry Wilhoite (Commander, O.M. Roberts Camp #178, Waxahachie, Texas) presented “Texans and Their Flags”, along with his very knowledgeable wife Pam. They reproduce historic Confederate flags, many of them being flags which may be fairly obscure and unknown by many folks today. The presentation was very educational and very well done.

In June Commander Jack Dyess of the Col. W. H. Griffin SCV Camp 2235 will bring a somber presentation comparing the situation and conditions of the Federal POW Camp Douglas (Chicago) with the Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

For July, we will have Carolyn Francisco from the Rockwall County Historical Foundation presenting “Rockwall County: Believe It or Not”.

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.

Upcoming Meeting – May 2015

In our April 13 meeting, Compatriot Bob Rubel, Commander of the Terry’s Texas Rangers Camp #1937, Cleburne, Texas, presented to us, “Images of the Conflict-Art of the War of Northern Aggression”. Bob brought with him a number of prints pertaining to our Confederate Veterans and their experiences during the War of Northern Aggression. In the process of showing these, he made some comments about various artists who produce these works, as a way of introducing some of them to us.

On May 11 meeting, Larry Wilhoite (Commander, O.M. Roberts Camp #178, Waxahachie, Texas) will present “Texas and Their Flags”, a presentation recently given at the Confederate Heritage and Lecture Series in Longview, Texas.

In our June meeting Commander Jack Dyess of the Col. W. H. Griffin SCV Camp 2235 will bring a somber presentation comparing the situation and conditions of the Federal POW Camp Douglas (Chicago) with the Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

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.

Upcoming Meeting – Feb/Mar 2015

Our January meeting was a bit unusual as we were supposed to view a movie on the creation of the Confederate Battle Flag. Due to a technical glitch, we could not get the audio to function correctly, so we had to bypass the viewing, but we will try again in the near future. In our February meeting we had a business meeting. As most of you know, Dan DuBose has agreed to serve as our Chaplain, and is already taking care of that duty on behalf of the camp.

On March 9 Richard Montgomery, Chaplain for the Stonewall Jackson Camp in Denton will be back with us with the presentation, “Culture of the Confederacy”. As usual with him, it is expected that his presentation will have lots of good information and education for us.

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). Dinner at 6 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm.

Upcoming Meetings – January 2015

In November Norma Holley visited to speak about the Knights of the Golden Circle. Norma’s presentation gave us a glimpse of this not-so-well-known organization and its activities both during and after the war.

In December out meeting was merged with the 4th Brigade Christmas Party in McKinney. As in past years, it was held at the North Texas History Center in downtown McKinney and a good time was had by all. Attending from the Rockwall Cavalry Camp were Commander-Elect Robert Bass, 1st Lt. Cmdr Daryl Coleman, and Dan DuBose and his lovely wife. The party was a wonderful opportunity to allow a number of our members from various camps around the 4th Brigade to become better acquainted. We had folks there from 7 of our 10 camps of the 4th Brigade.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 12, time and place as usual. Texas Division 2nd Lt. Cmdr Gary Bray is bringing a film for our viewing pleasure. The film is “The Southern Cross: The Story of the Confederacy’s First Battle Flag”. I am told the film is a very well-done documentary of the creation of the flag known then and thereafter as The Confederate Battle Flag. I would encourage you to come prepared to take a few notes, as we plan to offer a couple of prizes to correct answers of questions after the viewing. We will also swear in our 2015 officers at this meeting.

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). Dinner at 6 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm.

Upcoming Meeting – November 2014

In our October 13 meeting, Ronnie Atnip of the Capt. Bob Lee Camp in Bonham visited to speak on the Lee-Peacock feud. It was very informative and gave us a small taste of the many events which occurred just up the road from us in that difficult time after the war. Hopefully your interest was captured and you will read more on these events.

On November 10, Norma Holley will visit to speak about the Knights of the Golden Circle. This promises to be something you may not have heard much about previously, and extremely interesting. Norma will most likely bring along her husband, Johnnie Holley, our very own Texas Division Commander.

Also make note of December 6. This is the date of our annual 4th Brigade Christmas Party. We always have a good time at this gathering. It is for you, so please plan to be there. See page 4 for details.

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).

Upcoming Meetings – October 2014

On September 8th we were very fortunate to have author Scott Bowden with us . His presentation was entitled “Fearless Under Fire: How Robert E. Lee Commanded the Army of Northern Virginia”. It was extremely interesting, but brief due to the time constraints of our meeting. This is why you should consider adding some of his books to your personal library.

In our October meeting, Ronnie Atnip of the Capt. Bob Lee Camp in Bonham will visit to speak on the Lee-Peacock feud. We have heard that he is very knowledgeable on this subject. In November, Norma Holley will visit to speak about the Knights of the Golden Circle.

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).