TENNESSEE

Reported by James “Peezo” Lovelace

Good Evening my Brothers,


I hope that Thanksgiving was good for both of you. And I will say Merry Christmas now before I forget.

With the Christmas Season rolling in like a train the men of 1A are still very busy.

With Toy Runs coming up and Benefit rides as well. I wanted to share a photo of mine from the Hills of Tennessee. I call her the Dixie Rambler.

The 509 of Cookeville TN covered in snow, flying our flag with Pride

LT Spike Spears swears in Jeff Kelsey (His Nephew) into the Mechanized Cavalry 2nd Platoon

Rodney Neville of 3rd Platoon hands of food collected by the men and the Bell Partisan Camp to Cooter’s Country Store and Food Bank in Steele MO.

New 2nd Platoon member Roger Long, Jr. being sworn in by Mech Cav brother Todd Winters

Our men attended the Sam Davis Home Memorial Service in November. L/R 1SGT Mark Brate, Chaplain CPL Trey King and 1SGT Brent White.

 It was a very cold day and all three rode in for this event.

SGT JD Burgess and his men of the 5th platoon 8th squad, along with 1SG Mark Brate and 1SG Brent White made a ride up into Tompkinsville KY

 and rode the last ferry across the Cumberland River at the point where Col John Hunt Morgan crossed into Kentucky During his raid into Ohio.

SGT Richard “Doc” Hunter awards Bruce Gibson his rockers during the Battle of Franking Reenactment in November

Camp 1902 held a Chili and Cornbread Dinner. The men of 2nd Plt attended this event and enjoyed the Chili greatly.

 Riding in for the event was 1st Brent White and 1sg Mark Brate. You know the men of the Mech Cav will always turn out for food.

I will try to get some more from the Toy Runs that will be held in the next two weeks.

On a side note, I do the newsletter for my camp and the Company. I am a photographer and have tons of photos of Tennessee and many battlefields in and around the southeast.

 If you ever have need of some art work like the Dixie Ramble just let me know and I will share. Or you can pull some off my Facebook page.


www.facebook.com/Fleetguy102A


That’s my page and it’s called Buddy’s Photography.

   VIRGINIA

Reported by Kathy Mayhew

New Order of Confederate Rose Member

The Major General Thomas L. Rosser Order of Confederate Rose Chapter #13 sworn in a new member, Linda Yeatts, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Pictured from Left to Right: Linda Yeatts, Kathy Mayhew-Chapter President
 

The Major General Thomas L. Rosser Order of Confederate Rose Chapter #13 swore in a new member, Diane Barbour, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Pictured from Left to Right: Diane Barbour, Kathy Mayhew-Chapter President

The Major General Thomas L. Rosser Order of Confederate Rose Chapter #13 swore in a new member, Karen Murphy, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Pictured from Left to Right: Karen Murphy, Kathy Mayhew-Chapter President

The Major General Thomas L. Rosser Order of Confederate Rose Chapter #13 swore in a new member, Cynthia Hewett, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Pictured from Left to Right: Cynthia Hewett, Kathy Mayhew-Chapter President

   NORTH CAROLINA

Reported by Ted Kinker

 NC 5th Platoon 1st Squad Corp "Smitty"
Smith and NC 5th Platoon Serg't "Tedn8er"
Ted Kinker took a trip to Memphis, Tenn
on 25 November to pick up 2nd Battalion
Company B's latest cannon addition to 5th
Platoon, a Confederate Mountain Howitzer.
This was a very successful 5th Platoon project
spearheaded by Corp Smitty and his fund
raising talents.
We stopped by to pay respects to Lieut.
General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife
Mary and to honor the General with our new
Mt. Howitzer. The General and Mary's tomb
is under