Category Archives: Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings – September 2014

On September 8th we will be very fortunate to have author Scott Bowden with us. Scott, a member of the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp in Houston, Texas (actually resides in Grapevine, TX), is an accomplished author who is in rather serious demand as a speaker. Scott has written a number of books on various military history related subjects. The presentation he will bring is entitled “Fearless Under Fire: How Robert E. Lee Commanded the Army of Northern Virginia”. You absolutely should not miss this meeting and presentation. The opportunity will be there for you to acquire one or more of his very fine books. See page 4 for a full page flyer on his newest publications.

In October, Ronnie Atnip of the Capt. Bob Lee Camp in Bonham will visit to speak on the Lee-Peacock feud. 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).

Upcoming Meetings – July 2014

On June 9th Dr. Rick Montgomery, Chaplain for the Stonewall Jackson Camp (as well as a church pastor) in Denton, returned with a new presentation on his brand new book The Confederate Book of Quotes and Narratives. I cannot say enough how proud I am to have men like Rick Montgomery in our ranks. He definitely brought further academic respectability to us when he joined the SCV.

While a speaker for our July meeting is still pending, Dennis Brand, Commander of the Douglas Camp in Tyler, will be with us in August to speak about awarding outstanding graduate awards to deserving students in several of our area high schools. This is something we can start on right now.

On September 8th we will be very fortunate to have author Scott Bowden with us. Scott, a member of the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp in Houston, Texas (actually resides in Grapevine, TX), is an accomplished author who is in rather serious demand as a speaker. Scott has written a number of books on various military history related subjects. You absolutely should not miss this meeting and presentation. The opportunity will be there for you to acquire one or more of his very fine books. See page 4 for a full page flyer on his newest publications. In October, Ronnie Atnip of the Capt. Bob Lee Camp in Bonham will visit to speak on the Lee-Peacock feud.

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 – April 2014

In March, we were fortunate to have with us Dr. Richard Lee “Rick” Montgomery, chaplain for the Stonewall Jackson Camp in Denton, Texas. Rick also pastors Cooper Creek Baptist Church in Denton. Rick spoke on his recently published book, “Another Look at Six Myths in the Lost Cause”. We had a fairly good turnout and his presentation was very well received. I would gladly recommend Rick as a speaker to other camps.

In our April 14 meeting, Tom Ridenour from the Belo Camp in Dallas will speak to us on the Confederate Constitution. Tom Ridenour was born in the mountains of southeast Kentucky. His father worked in Kentucky and Virginia coal mines for 47 years. Tom studied music and earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music performance.
For several years he taught music privately

and in several colleges, worked for a major musical instrument company, and subsequently founded his own company. He lives in Duncanville with his family, two dogs and a belligerent cat.
Meetings remain on the second Monday of each month, at Soulman’s BBQ, 691 E. I-30, Rockwall (SE corner of Ridge Rd. and I-30, next door to Appleby’s

Upcoming Meeting – January 2014

We did not have a regular monthly meeting in December. Instead we had the 4th Brigade Christmas Party in McKinney. Your camp commander attended along with Wayne Hairston. It was, as in past years, a very pleasant experience.

Our next regular meeting will be on Monday, January 13. Compatriot Rudy Ray from the Reagan Camp in Palestine will present on “The Need For Historical Accuracy and Honesty In Fulfilling The SCV Charge”.

In our February meeting we will welcome Dr. Steven Nathaniel “Than” Dossman , who is a member of the Robert E. Lee Camp in Fort Worth and a professor of history at Tarrant County Community College. He will be speaking on the Corinth Campaign and will have some of his books available for purchase.

Meetings remain on the second Monday of each month, at Soulman’s BBQ, 691 E. I-30, Rockwall (SE corner of Ridge Rd. and I-30, next door to Appleby’s.)

Upcoming Meeting – November 2013

In out October meeting we hosted compatriot Doug Garnett, Commander of the Bob Lee Camp in Bonham, Texas. Doug brought us a presentation on battlefield medicine of the war years. Doug is a retired EMT and has a rather extensive knowledge of this subject.

In our November meeting we will host compatriot David Moore. David is our Texas Division Lt. Commander and a member of the Robert E. Lee Camp in Fort Worth. He will be speaking on the subject of photography during the war period. David is retired from the teaching profession, where he was involved in audio visual studies.

By way of reminder, we meet at Soulman’s BBQ, Ridge Road and I-30. Dinner is at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm.

Lastly, as I announced in our last meeting, the camp has purchased a Confederate $5 dollar bank note to be awarded to the first compatriot who can bring us 3 new camp members on his own.

Upcoming Meeting – October 2013

In our September meeting Compatriot Jerry Walden from the Lanham Camp in Weatherford delivered a presentation on some local Rockwall history, specifically dealing with the rockwall associated with the Rockwall area. Jerry is the current camp commander in Weatherford, but originally hails from this part of the state.

In our October meeting, Doug Garnett from the Bob Lee Camp in Bonham will do a presentation on war time medicine in the field.

By way of reminder, we meet at Soulman’s BBQ, Ridge Road and I-30.
Dinner is at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm.

Lastly, as I mentioned last month, the camp has purchased a Confederate $5 dollar bank note to be awarded to the first compatriot who can bring us 3 new camp members. Allen Christian currently has one under his belt. The value of this note is about $50, and it is in nearly pristine condition and is in a protective sleeve.

Upcoming Meeting – September 2013

In our August meeting, Monday Aug. 12, we welcomed musician Jed Marum for our meeting presentation. Jed performed around 10 numbers for us. It was very entertaining. We also had a good number of visitors with us.

In our September 9 meeting Compatriot Jerry Walden from the camp in Weatherford
will be with us. He will deliver a presentation on some local Rockwall history which you should find of great interest. Jerry is the current camp commander in Weatherford, but originally hails from this part of the state.

By way of reminder, we meet at Soulman’s BBQ, Ridge Road and I-30. Dinner is at 6
pm, meeting at 7 pm.

Lastly, as I will announce in our meeting on Monday, the camp has purchased a Confederate $5 dollar bank note to be awarded to the first compatriot who can bring us 3 new camp members. Allen Christian currently has one under his belt.

Upcoming Meeting – Summer Extra 2013

In our August meeting, Monday Aug. 12, we will welcome musician Jed Marum, who will be playing and singing some period songs for us. I met Jed in Vicksburg, and I have heard some of his music. I am sure you will not want to miss this meeting if you can possibly make it. I am also going to issue a special invite to SCV members from other camps to see if we can pack out our meeting room for this presentation. To preview Jed’s music, just look up his name on YouTube and you will find it. Please, make every effort to be with us, and be sure to consider bringing a few dollars with you. Jed will be bringing some of his cd’s for purchase. I have also invited some of the members of the Johnson Middleton Tate Camp in Arlington to try to come with some of their SCV hats to sell to those interested. By way of reminder, we meet at Soulman’s BBQ, Ridge Road and I-30. Dinner is at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm.

New Camp Flag Proposal

At our next meeting I will be proposing that we have made for us a camp flag very similar to the one pictured to the left, which is modeled after the presumed flag of the 6th Texas Cavalry, of which Company B was the Rockwall Cavalry.

Upcoming Meetings – May 2013

For our meeting in April we had Rocky Sprott visiting to speak. He is Adjutant of the Plemons-Shelby Camp #464. He spoke about his very ambitious program on graves registration, one that we can participate in if we choose.

For our May meeting we will have Compatriot Paul Ridenour speaking to us. Paul is a member of the Wells Camp in Plano and will be speaking on some history items related to plantations in East Texas.

While I have your attention, I wish to again remind each of you that you can all contribute to our newsletter, and I would like to encourage you to do just that. All you need to do is send something to me and I will fit it in.