SIMPSONVILLE — The Col. Robert Anderson Chapter of the South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution was the host chapter for the 237th anniversary of the Battle of the Great Canebrake, Dec. 1 at historic Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville.

J.D. Norris, chapter president, was master of ceremonies. Tom Weidner gave a history of the battle, and David Johnson, SCSSAR chaplain, delivered the invocation and benediction.

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Memorial-Dedication-for-Confederate-PensionersOn Saturday, December 8, 2012, a memorial dedication ceremony was held in Monroe, NC, to honor ten black Confederate pensioners who had served with honor in the War Between the States. This is the first monument of its kind to be dedicated to Confederate Soldiers of color who served honorably during the War. The ceremony began with a welcome from Tony Way, President of the Union County's Pensioners of Color Monument Committee of the NC Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Ronnie S. Roach, Heritage Defense Committee Representative, prepared the assembly for the Presentation of Colors, which were presented by the 16th South Carolina Troops Color Guard from Greenville, SC, and the Navy JROTC of Sun Valley High School, Indian Trail, NC. Mark Evans, Chaplain-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, gave the Invocation. Ronald Lee Perdue, Commander of the Lt. F.C. Frazier Camp 668 of High Point, North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, read the Resolution from the Union County Board of Commissioners, proclaiming December 8, 2012, "Confederate Pensioners of Color Day."

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“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.”
(Genesis 1:28)
“And there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.”
(Judges 2:10)

To understand American history one must approach the subject from realization that first immigrants to America were Caucasian, predominately European, and descendents of Noah’s son, Japheth.

At the time of the Great Flood, God chose to save only Noah, his wife, three sons, Shem, Ham, Japheth, and their wives—a total eight people of the earth’s total inhabitants. 

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Raymond Singleton is a big man who showed up at the Phoenix Inn to speak at the November meeting of the Sixteenth Regiment SCV meeting. with a big gun. It was a 9-shot revolver with a “Yankee surprise” shotgun shell in the lower barrel.

Singleton’s topic was the historically factual Abraham Lincoln, not the mythical Lincoln featured in Bill O’Riley books and Stephen Speelburg movies.

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Sixteenth Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans Commander David Wright administers the oath of office to David Roberts of Greer and Chuck Barnes of Campobello. Requirement for membership is to be the descendant of an individual who served in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America. David Roberts is a descendant of John Roberts who served in the 1st. North Carolina Cavalry. Chuck Barnes’ ancestor was William Barnes who served in the Alabama Infantry.

The 16th Regiment, SCV owns and operates the Museum and Library of Confederate History located in the Historic Pettigru District of Greenville.

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The Joseph Evan Davis Chapter #907, Children of the Confederacy, met Saturday, September 22, 2012. The 2012-2013 officers were installed by Mrs. Carol Leake, SC Division UDC Third Vice President, and SC Division Director of the CofC. New officers are: Andrew Myers, President; Matthew Myers, First Vice President; John Myers, Second Vice President; Chandler Tucker, Third Vice President; Allison Bolt, Chaplain; Jackson Tucker, Custodian; Brittany Evans, Secretary; Charlotte Tucker, Treasurer; Caroline Tucker, Historian; Savannah Evans, Newsletter Editor. Miss Allison Bolt received her membership certificate.

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