150th Battle of Mobile Bay ride event
Ride to Benefit OakWood Confederate
Cemetery in Tuscumbia
General Joe Wheeler home place in Alabama.
1A, 1D and 1G were all represented.
The NW platoon of Company D was riding the
roads of Alabama again. We were pleased to be joined by members of Mississippi
and Tennessee as we road to the home of General Joe Wheeler for his annual
birthday party. Some of the group toured the home, and others walked the grounds
of his post war home. At noon a band sponsored by the SCV (Lost Cause) played
We left the home and rode to Ingall's Harbor where we had a photo taken in front
of the last surviving LST from the WWII Normandy Landing. We had plans of
touring it but the long lines prevented us from doing so. Changing our plans we
headed to the Blue-Grey Museum in Decatur Alabama. It has one of the largest
private collections of weapons from the WBTS. If you are headed this way we will
be happy to show it to you.
With rain rapidly headed our way, the Mississippi and Tennessee boys headed for
home trying to avoid it. The Alabama boys headed to a local establishment on the
river for seafood and cold drinks.