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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SC Division CofC Dedicates Southern Cross of Honor
- By Chandler Tucker
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the SC Division CofC had the privilege of conducting a Dedication Ceremony for the Southern Cross of Honor and grave marker of Private William M. Pendleton, who served in Company G, Capt. J. F. Specks Company, 57th North Carolina, State Troops, in the War Between the States. The ceremony was held in the cemetery of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Clover, SC. Chapter members from Jeanie Benson 884 and Caroline S. Coleman 537 CofC were participants in the event.
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241st Anniversary of the Battle of the Great Cane Break
- By Bill Williamson
SIMPSONVILLE — Members of the South Carolina Societies of the SAR and DAR met Dec. 3 at Historic Hopkins Farm to commemorate the 241st anniversary of the Battle of the Great Cane Brake. The annual event is sponsored by the Col. Robert Anderson Chapter.
Chapter President Bill Kivett began with welcome remarks and an introduction about the battle. The SAR Color Guard posted the colors.
Pledges were led by Jacob Williamson, Monte Hart II and Monte A. Hart. Chapter Historian Glenn Farrow provided a detailed history about the battle, which was part of what would become known as the Snow Campaign. Several SAR and DAR chapters presented wreaths.
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Philip Porter Revolutionary War Patriot Honored on Veterans Day
- By Helga Rogers
American Legion Post 214 at Porter Chapel honoring Philip Porter Revolutionary War Patriot on Veterans Day. Philip is Charlie Porter’s 3rd Great Grandfather born in 1775. Left to right: Pete Bellinger, Charlie Porter, Peter Butchart, Post 214 Adjutant Carroll Kelley, Trumpteer Jamie Richards, JD Norris from the Andrews Pickens Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in Greenville and Donny Carson from the Gen. Daniel Morgan SAR in Spartanburg.
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Historic Trip to Richmond, Virginia
- By Pam Durham
Joseph Evan Davis 907 Children of the Confederacy Chapter President Matthew Myers of Belton, and Vice President Allison Bolt of Taylors, enjoyed a weekend trip to historic Richmond, Virginia. They toured the White House of the Confederacy and Civil War Museum. Among the many artifacts enjoyed during the tour was the field tent of General Lee, his saddle and the hat he wore at the Surrender at Gettysburg. After leaving Richmond, they toured Shirley Plantation.
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Children Visit Four-Story Plantation Built around 1830
- By Pam Durham
A joint meeting of Joseph Evan Davis 907, Children of the Confederacy (Greenville) and Bonnie Blue Flag Chapter 789 Children of the Confederacy (Anderson), was held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2016, on the beautiful front piazza of the historic Woodburn Plantation. This lovely home had been recommended by Dr. Tim Drake of Belton and Michael Barnes of Honea Path. The two men are both descendants of the Pinckney family from two brothers of Charles Pinckney and have worked with the CofC and UDC Chapters for several years. The Children were accompanied by several members of the Robert E. Lee 146 UDC Chapter in Anderson, the Winnie Davis 442 UDC Chapter in Greenville, and members from the SCV.
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