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CRACKER is published monthly, the last Friday of each mont, rain or shine, don't wait until the last minute to send us the report,

 check out deadline.  I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.

Editor's note : I send the Cracker to John one week before it is put on the website so my deadline is the next to last

weekend of the month.

 

March is over and now it is April Confederate Heritage month, and to begin the month the City of Lakeland moved the

 Confederate Soldier from the courthouse March 21st. Our Confederate Memorial Day services are very important to our cause.

 The Good name of the Confederate Soldier is now being drug through the mud and we are called traitors.

 I am proud to know my readers are hard at work showing their colours, and sharing them with us. God Bless yaíll.

I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.
 

Editorís Note: Many of you submit your photos to John directly, I keep an archive of the Cracker so please copy

 me with your pics and articles, as what goes in the Digital Copy is not saved and we lose many good articles

that way, I also ask that you try to identify the event and names as best you can.

 Many times I see pictures of say, Ga. boys and I have no clue who they are or why unless they stand in front of a sign

which IDís the event. This newsletter is read by Cav members and SCV IHQ, and also non SCV members, s

o the more info the better, everyone likes to see their photo and name in print.

As some of you know the bronze bust of General Lee was attached in down town Ft. Myers about a

week ago. By the grace of god there was minimal to no damage to the bronze bust, with the efforts of the men

from the Major Footman Camp and members of the Mech. Cav. I,m proud to say the General is home once again.

Thanks to all of the men who made this happen.

Below is the info for the Run to Stone Mountain on April 5th. 2019

1st stop @5.00AM KSU

RaceTrac

30480 Cortez Blvd.

Brooksville, Fl.

2nd.stop We should arrive around 7.30/ Have breakfast and meet-up the Jacksonville Boys KSU 9.00AM

Cracker Barrell

240 SW Commerce Drive

Lake City, Fl. ( Intersection of I-75 & HWY. 90)

3rd. stop

Cracker Barrell

101 Lect Dr.

Perry, Ga. (Exit 135)

Meet-up with the Georgia Boys and roll up to the motels in Monroe, Ga.

The hotels in Monroe are already sold out overflow motel is listed below.

Quality Inn

4200 Alanta HWY. 78

Loganville, Ga.

(770) 554-9955

Fuel and breaks as needed.
 

Commander David King

Jubal A Early Camp #556

Capt 3rd Batt Co D Mechanized Cavalry

confederatevet@verizon.net

I have confirmed with Commander Crocker that we have room reserved on Sat June.8th during the Division

 reunion for our Annual Mech. Cav. meeting.

I highly encourage as many of that can attend the reunion and the Mech. Cav. meeting.

The Cav. meeting will start around 3:30 in one of the meeting rooms inside of the Hotel.

 

Brothers,

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce the passing of our brother, Kenneth "Tattoo" Mayhall #3192.

Tattoo now rides with Gen. Forrest in eternal glory. Tattoo was a member of the 5th Squad, 3rd Platoon, 1-A.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be posted when they are known. Please keep the family and friends in your prayers.

Flags in Tennessee are ordered to half staff until the day after the funeral.

Capt. Nimrod #810

SCV Mechanized Cavalry - Tennessee

  FLORIDA

Reported by David King

Captain David King presenting memorial certificate to Sharon Tenpenny wife of Trooper Pat Tenpenny who recently passes,
also pictured Real Grandson Nelson Winbush from Kissimmee, Florida

Captain King swore in new member Jim (Tiny) Fry at the Tampa flag site.
Pictured Captain King, Tiny, Major Strickland and Mark Ippolito

  SOUTH CAROLINA

Reported by John Fisher

SOUTHERN CROSSES OF HONOR INSTALLED

On Saturday, March 2nd 2019 for National Confederate Flag Day, the Horry Rough and Readys SCV #1026 installed the

 Southern Cross of Honor at the graves of eleven Confederate soldiers at Bakers Chapel Baptist Church and Cushion Swamp Cemetery

in Horry County, South Carolina. Participating SC SCVMC members were Compatriots Larry Duncan, Paul Flanagan and Camp Commander John Fisher.

 All of the soldiers had been buried nearly 100 years or more without anything to publicly indicate their military service.

Along with fellow camp members, the SC SCVMC is humbled and honored to correct this long overdue lack of visible recognition for our Confederate soldiers.

CORPORAL PAUL FLANAGAN STRAIGHTENS OUT A FIRST NATIONAL FLAG BY

A NEWLY INSTALLED SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR

CAMP COMMANDER JOHN FISHER CHECKS OFF THE NAME OF PVT. JOHN G. BAKER, CO. B, 10TH SC INFANTRY REGIMENT, CSA

 (6 May 1841 - 3 Apr. 1924) AS HAVING RECEIVED HIS SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR

CAMP CHAPLAIN ALLEN THOMPKINS INSTALLS A SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR IN WET CEMENT.

IT'S NOT 100% THEFT PROOF BUT IF THIEVES ARE GONNA STEAL THEM, THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO WORK FOR THEM.

 AND WE ALL KNOW MOST THIEVES DON'T LIKE THE WORD "WORK".

PRIVATE WILLIAM GERALD OF CO. G SC INFANTRY (HAMPTONS LEGION) GRAVE WAS PREVIOUSLY LISTED AS "UNMARKED" SOMEONE

HAD PLACED A SMALL STONE AT HIS GRAVE-SITE. THIS SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR WILL TELL FUTURE GENERATIONS HE WAS A MAN OF HONOR.

 HE WAS A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER.

Compatriot Slater Davis and Camp Commander John Fisher of the Horry Rough and Readys SCV paid respects and placed a

2nd National Flag at the grave of Plowden C. J. Weston at All Saints Episcopal Church, Pawleys Island, SC.

He was Captain of the 10th SC Regiment Co. A. Falling ill, he was sent home from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In failing health, yet devoted to the Southern cause and a desire to fight, he was elected Lt. Governor of South Carolina to

 prevent him from returning to the Army. He would die of tuberculosis on January 25th, 1864.

His final words were, "Bury me in my uniform."

I-95 CONFEDERATE FLAG RAISING AT YEMASSEE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Members of the Horry Rough and Readys SCV #1026 and SCSCVMC out of Horry County were present at the first ever raising

of an interstate Confederate Flag in South Carolina. SC SCVMC members from Horry were Camp Commander John Fisher (far left)

 and Compatriot Paul Flanagan. Also in attendance from our camp were Compatriot Stan Dalton, Camp Color Sergent

Craig Thompkins, and Adjutant Eddie Pippin. Pictured along with the dynamic Southern heritage defender,

H.K. Edgerton who gave a rousing rednition of the poem, "I Am Their Flag".

SC SCVMC members, Horry Rough and Readys Camp Commander John Fisher and

SC SCV Division Commander Jamie Graham with H. K. Edgerton

HEALTH ISSUES DON'T STOP THIS CONFEDERATE DESCENDANT

Despite facing Stage 4 Colon Cancer Sgt."Big" Larry Fultz is committed to honoring his Confederate ancestry.

On Saturday, March 23rd, Big Larry along with SC SCVMC Color Sgt. Larry Davis rode to Millers Cemetery in Mullins, SC

 to pay honor to his ancestor, James Norton who served with Co. E, First South Carolina Volunteers, along with other Confederates

buried there. Like his ancestor, Big Larry has a fight ahead of him, but with the help of God and backing of his brothers he will win.

Color Sgt. Larry Davis and "Big" Larry Fultz

Reported by Chaplain Randon Bigliberty Thomas

3RD BATTALION COMPANY A SOUTH CAROLINA

Upstate Crew has started having monthly meetings.

It has started much fellowship and has allowed many new members to join our ranks

New member Jhan Taylor being sworn in by Captain Mike Waters.

Chaplain Randon Bigliberty Thomas, Commander of Moses Wood Camp 125

assisted in placing 17 iron crosses in a local church cemetery

Adam, Doug and Wild Bill rode to Cesar's Head SC

VIRGINIA

Reported by Kathy Mayhew

Major General Thomas L. Rosser Order of Confederate Rose Chapter #13

Danielle Marie Boles was sworn into the Major General Thomas L. Rosser Order of Confederate Rose Chapter # 13 on Wednesday,

February 27, 2019, by Chapter President, Christina Gibson.
 

 The Campbell Guards Camp #2117 completed their annual Virginia Adopt A Highway trash pick up

 on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Pictured Left to Right: Richard Blanks, Mike Keesee, Doug Hall,

 1st Lieutenant-Reggie Bennett, Commander-Tony Mayhew, Owen Gibson, Dan Gibson,

Binnie Nash, Paul Morton and Adjutant-Kevin Parker.

Reported by Crpl, Mac McPeters

2ND BATTALION CO. A 4TH PLATOON Adopt a Highway Clean up with A.P. Hill Camp #167

On Saturday March 16, members of the 2nd Battalion Co. A 4th Platoon assist SCV A.P. Hill Camp #167 in making the South clean again.

Camp Commander Jimmy Easter along with 1st Lt.Terry Jones, 2nd Lt. Tucker, Mac & Susan McPeters, Carl Easter, Ray Easter,

 Floyd Townsend, Greg Fuller, Benjamin Barrett, and Jerry Howard worked together to clean up a stretch of

Highway 36 in front of the Fort Lee Military Base.

Sign beside the highway Clean up

Clean up Crew... 1st Lt. Terry, 2nd Lt. Tucker, Ray, Floyd, Jerry, Benjamin, Carl, Greg, Mac & Susan.

Clean up Crew... Benjamin, Greg, Camp Commander Jimmy Easter, Ray, Jerry, Carl, Floyd, Mac, Susan, 

1st Lt. Terry, and 2nd Lt. Tucker