A few photos of Swearing in ceremony of
Dana Talbot and the brothers into SCV Mech Cav. 1st. Battalion Co.C , 1st.
Platoon 2nd Sq. at the San Jacinto Battle Ground and Monument.
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Sgt. "Lil'T" Ramsey
Capt. Frank Polk
Lt. Billy Gorman
1st Bn. Co. D Alabama annual event ride to Gen. N.B. Forrest Birthday
celebration at Ft.Dixie , Selma Al. 7/12/14 with a side ride to "Old Cahaba"
The John W. Inzer Museum held its fourth
annual Inzer Heritage Bike Ride on Saturday June 28th. The event is a fundraiser
for the museum located in the home of Lt Col Inzer CSA. About 50 riders
including the Mech Cav showed up for the fundraiser. The ride lasted about two
hours through St Clair County with the highlight being a visit to the Veterans
home in Pell city. The Veteran's Retirement Home was asked what we could do to
help them out. They said that their most constant need is for common everyday
toiletry items such as combs , razors , shaving cream , toothbrushes ,
toothpaste , deodorants , mouthwash etc. A large quantity of these items were
delivered to the residents.
While at the home the we had the opportunity to visit with many of the residents,
including one survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. Small Battle flags were given
out bringing a smile to many. They were placed on tables, attached to
wheelchairs and next to beds. It was a privilege to spend some time with this
men who have served our country.
After leaving there we rode on to Eagle Vision Cycle high atop a mountain, where
we had lunch and visited before breaking up to head back to home.
On July12 we rode to Selma Alabama in support of the Forrest Birthday party.
Members rode in from the Tennessee line and from lower Alabama to converge on
the site. While there we took the opportunity to ride to the site of the first
capital of Alabama. Cahawba was once Alabama's state capital (1820-1826) and a
thriving antebellum river town. It became a ghost town shortly after the Civil
War. Today it is an important archaeological site and a place of picturesque
ruins. It is also the site of a Confederate prison for Union Soldiers during the
In 1865 the Crocheran place in Cahawba was the house that General Wilson, USA,
met General N. B. Forrest, and arranged the terms for the surrender of the
Confederate forces for the exchange of prisoners captured at Selma.
We left the ghost town of Cahawba and rode through Selma to the Godwin's home Ft
Dixie. We might quite an impression riding through town with flags waving and
Dixie playing. When we arrived the party was about to kick off. Music, speakers
and cannon fire kept the crowd's attention. Cold watermelons and lemonade were
on hand to cool folks sweltering in the summer heat. Later that evening a
catfish dinner was served to all.
It has been a great summer so far, and we are looking forward for more
opportunities to advance the colors.
"We Dare Defend Our Rights"