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Heather---CockadesHeather Sheen, author of an exclusive Home School Column that appears in The Times Examiner, was guest speaker at the July meeting of the 16th Regiment, SCV at the Phoenix Inn in Greenville.

Miss Sheen is a home-school graduate with a BA in History. She and her family have enjoyed exploring historical subjects for many years. The Sesquicentennial events of the War Between the States inspired her to begin researching cockades of that era. She is now an international authority on the rare subject that is virtually unknown by most Americans, although cockades are a part of our history and are seen in many famous portraits of the early days of our republic. They were especially popular during the American Revolution and the War Between the States.

Sheen now constructs by hand and sells cockades at special events and through her website: www.creativecockades.com.

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The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg was held during the period June 27 – July 7, 2013.  Events began with a reenactment by the Blue Gray Alliance June 27-30 and ended with a reenactment sponsored by the GAC, or Gettysburg Anniversary Committee.  Both events were held on private property outside of Gettysburg.  The National Park Service held real time commemorations, walks, tours, talks, and other special events while the GAC set up events in the town of Gettysburg outside the National Park.

On Sunday, June 30, a special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg was held at the National Park with a firing of cannon symbolizing the first shot.   The presentation of colors was by the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, National Anthem performed by Trace Adkins, and a live theatrical depiction of the battle told through the voices of soldiers, leaders, and civilians who experienced it.  A candle lighting service was held followed by a twenty-one gun salute and a procession to the Soldier’s National Cemetery for a luminaria. 

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The Sixteenth Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 36 of Greenville, South Carolina, has published a book titled: Greenville, South Carolina During the War for Southern Independence. The camp, during the June 27 monthly dinner meeting, honored Author Mike Finley and Editor Dr. Martha Batten.

Also recognized for his part in the project was past Commander Jim Bouchillon, who promoted the idea of a book on Greenville’s war history for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the War for Southern Independence. 

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Hundreds of tourists got a taste of what life was like back during the days of the American Revolution this past Saturday at the Cowpens National Battlefield as reenactors gave musket and cannon firing demonstrations and rangers led walks of the battlefield.

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Cecil Buchanan woke up Sunday morning knowing that The American Legion James F. Daniel, Jr. Post 3 would honor him by naming the War Museum for him. He did not know that he would also receive special recognition from the State of South Carolina.

Chuck Rouse, First Vice Commander, was the Master of Ceremonies for the War Museum Dedication Ceremony. Post 3 Commander Don Patterson welcomed everyone to Post 3 War Museum.

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