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Here is the month of September and the hot summer heat has driven these white supremacists, and blacks to try to destroy us and kill each other. I have had a bad summer cold for the past two weeks and have listened to this CRAP till I am sick of it. Just today here in Florida Manatee County covered the 20 foot tall monument in plywood with no plans to move the monument.

If they can tear down 100 year old soldier monuments today for WBTS veterans, does that mean in 2050 Korean, then 2060 the Vietnam monuments will be torn down. How much money was donated for each monument from private donors, and now it is trash.

Gentlemen as a Nation we need to stand up to these idiots, to the White supremacists, the Black lives matter, the NEO Nazi, the terrorists, who are destroying this county. Our SCV leadership MUST lead a fight in the media and on social media to inform these millennial as they are called, our young people who have no clue as to our history, which is not taught to them about the Slavery Issue and the true War. They have no clue that the first slave was owned by a free black man by US court order. They also don’t know that the US in early 1700’s brought Rum and traded for slaves sailing in Northern ships to Boston. Not one salve vessel (that I am aware of) flew the Confederate National Flag.

My Complements to NC Division Commander, Tampa’s Jubal A Early Camp Commander Captain David King, our General Head Quarters GEC Troopers, and our Commander in Chief Trooper Thos. V Strain, Jr for the leadership thru these trying times.
I do want to commend all the fighters out there showing support for the monuments and standing guard to protect them. God Bless ya’ll

OK, I’ll step down from my soap box and let you get on to the “Florida Cracker.”

I pray ya’ll are safe as you defend our heritage and monuments.

Editor’s 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 ID’s the event. This newsletter is read by Cav members and SCV IHQ, and also non SCV members, so the more info the better, everyone likes to see their photo and name in print.

PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED OF YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS. John is trying to keep everyone’s address, up to date, so you can get the “Florida Cracker.” If you change ISP servers and don’t tell us, we cannot provide you with the current copy.

Thanks. God Bless ya’ll, love ya my brothers and sisters.

Keep the flag flying and support the SCV and the Mechanized Cavalry.

Enjoy another issue of the “Florida Cracker,” see ya’ll next month.

As you all know by now the Tampa Flag Site was vandalized two weeks ago. I received a call from Clay Johnson Sunday morning about the situation. I immediately ran over to the site and saw the damage. After about 5 minutes of being pissed off all of the folks got together and cleaned up the site. Within 8 hours of the incident the park looked better than before, we are not going to let these idiots think that by their actions we are going to stand by or stand down. It is our duty as Southerners to make sure we do ALL that we possibly can to make sure our good family names are carried on through the next generations. The park is being guarded but we will not say when or by whom, but rest assured we are there.

God Bless the South

Take away prayer; tear down the Ten Commandments; trash our historical monuments; and desecrate our landmarks! Hey, when will your thirst for drama, your hunger for hatred, your passion for the limelight be enough? When will your need to be seen on the news, to be heard in the streets, and be talked about by others be enough to satisfy you? How many hearts have to be hurt, lives torn apart, and cities overrun? How much damage to our country is enough to ease your selfishness? Grow up America! We don’t need to be fighting each other; we need to be in unity facing the world. Being attacked by other countries is a possibly at this very moment, but we are going to destroy ourselves by selfishness, by selfrighteousness, and by self-imposed ignorance.
Proverbs 22:28
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

Rest in peace, PVT. Big John Anglin # 1384.. 1/C 2nd PLT 2nd SQ

 38-year-old John D Anglin was traveling southbound on State Highway 34, just north of Terrell, Texas, when, police say, a truck failed to yield to the right of way and pulled from a side street in front of Anglin, who was on a motorcycle. Anglin did not have time to take evasive action and struck the truck, police said. He was airlifted to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where he was later pronounced deceased.  SCV LOST A GOOD BROTHER .. RIDE WITH FORREST FOREVER!



From Brother Trooper, Mike Herring, Florida

"I am with the South in life or in death, in victory or in defeat . . . I believe the North is about to wage a brutal and unholy war on a people who have done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principles of government. They no longer acknowledge that all government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. They are about to invade our peaceful homes, destroy our property, and inaugurate a servile insurrection, murder our men and dishonor our women. We propose no invasion of the North, no attack on them, and only ask to be left alone." - Major General Patrick Cleburne, C.S.A. 1861

“Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late… It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision… It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties.”

-Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, CSA, January 1864

From our Tampa Flag Centennials, reported 8/13/2017.

To all,
Early Sunday morning unknown assailants vandalized the court yard at
Confederate Memorial Park in Tampa. Red paint was distributed on nearly all monuments, Historical Plaques and signs. The incident was reported to Hillsborough County Sheriff who sent 2 deputies to the scene and 2 more followed up before we left the site.

I have no doubt that the turmoil in Charlottesville was directly related to this act of anarchy and I fear it will not be the last. Thanks to Early Camp members Clay Johnson and Commander David King for their quick reaction.

I have provided 3 photos of the court yard.

Mike Herring

General Jubal A. Early Camp 556


Reported by Steve “Peg Leg “Beeler

August 9, 2017 @ 8:40

At waffle house so everyone can see the true flag standing tall

Saturday afternoon, 8/19/2017

There are trying to take it, BLM.CAME to town, we have been staying at
the park. The pole is ready to pick up next week and should be flying by 9-30


by Michael Putnam

1G at Forrest Park in Memphis celebrating the General's birthday, along with Mech Cav from TN, AR, KY, TX, AL.

RIDE THE TRACE: At Grand Gulf Military Park: Capt. Gunner Rutherford, Lt. Billy Bryant, Sgt. Michael Boteler, Cpl. Michael Putnam, Cpl. Chris Bryant, Cpl. Jon Pfingsten, Bobby Joe Denton, Rye Atkins, Phillip Griffin, Damen Tackett, Philip Kuriger, Ben Edwards, with Robert 'Tex" Pursley being patched in, then some good eating at Mr. D's Old Country Store.


by Billy Walke

some of the men of the 1st platoon 1/A from East Tennessee

Lt John Hitt and Anthony Burns, Anthony was receiving his rockers

Billy Walker , Anthony Burns and James Reece Martin and our bikes on the Cherohala Skyway

Here is the crew from The Ronaroo Flag Benefit in Middle Tennessee Including Brent White, Eugene Forlines Brian Artioli, Anthony Burns, Matt Cummings and my wife and OCR member Katy Walker

Lt Edward Hill and his wife Martha in Memphis

Lt Ed Hill from East Tennessee

James Reece Martin from Chattanooga


3rd.Batt. Co.C. Mechanized Cavalry

by Achim "Archy" Bänsch

Hallo John,

attached you will find some pictures of the 3rd.Batt. Co.C. "German Hussars".
This weekend we had a perfect ride in the bavarian forrest.
Two pictures show us on my hunting lodge! And one was taken when we ride our bikes.

All the best,
Commander Achim "Archy" Bänsch
SCV Europe Camp #1612
Capt. 3rd.Batt. Co.C. Mechanized Cavalry