The Cockade of John Paul Jones
- By Heather Sheen
From Scottish Merchant to American Naval Captain
If there was one thing the fiery John Paul Jones was good at, it was getting into - and out of - trouble.
He was apprenticed to the sea trade at age 13, a normal starting age for that career. (Young apprentices were expected to continue their schooling on board the ship.)
But what wasn't normal was the fact that by age 21 he was captain of the ship. When the original captain and the mate of his ship died of yellow fever, John took charge and brought the ship safely back to port. In reward, the ship's owners confirmed him as captain and gave him part ownership.
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SCV Member Receives Life Membership Certificate
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
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Confederate Memorial Service 2018 at Springwood Cemetery
- By Pam Evans
The 2018 Confederate Memorial Service was held at Springwood Cemetery on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The event was sponsored by the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, Camp 36 SCV and the Museum and Library of Confederate History. Mr. Frank Tucker, Commander of Camp 36, presided over the ceremony. Music was provided by the Kendall and Neely families.
Following the Call to Church, played on the trumpet by Mr. Hunter Kendall, the 16th SC Color Guard of Honor posted the Colors. Pledges were led by Mr. Nelson Bishop. Greetings were given from representatives of the UDC, OCR, SC Division SCV, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, and the CofC. A memorial was given for Commander Rollis Smith, who passed away this year during his term in office. Chaplain Mark Evans led in the ceremony, and the members of Caroline S. Coleman 537 CofC presented a bouquet of red roses to his widow, Mrs. Marlene Smith.
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May 12, 2018 Tour of Historic Chicora
- By Julia Barnes
A joint meeting of the Jacob Van der Ver Chapter, Colonial Dames 17th Century & Hudson Berry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was held on Sat., May 12, 2018, in Belton, SC.
The historic home “Chicora” was the site of the meeting. Owner Dr. Timothy Drake welcomed the ladies to his home.
Dr. Barnes just completed the graduate level class “Nearby History” at Clemson University, with Chicora being the focus of her research. She gave the women a detailed report of the history of the house, of the events that took place there during the War Between the States & Reconstruction, as well as architectural features of the structure.
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