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).