Here is the reason for our trip from South Chesterfield, Va. to Summerville, SC. John Turlington was not the only surprise planned for that weekend. My husband Jeff Sweat with help from Jeff Johnson and Richard Daniel found his GGG Grandfather grave. Jeff first wanted to make sure it was properly marked with a C.S.A. headstone, which it was. Second he wanted to put an Iron Cross on it, which was done in 2010 by the H. L. Hunley SCV Camp #143. He was okay with that and I took it upon myself to look into a foot marker without his knowing anything about it. I got in touch with the right people and a foot marker was made, programs made( lots of e-mails), the Color Guard was there. The Hunley camp had refreshment for us, and The Marker Dedications Ceremony was simply beautiful. This could not have turned out any better than it did. Jeff was truly SURPRISED. He meet his ancestor David M. Sweat's granddaughter and she is 94 years young along with 10 other family members that are dissidence from David M. Sweat

Made it to the Country Inns & Suites somewhere around 2:30 pm. We make excellent time getting there. Got the rooms all straight and went to the Convention to see the Traveling Hunley and let Johnny Reb, Ray Easter and Hal Hartley get registered. The crew of the H.L. Hunley were very brave to fit in such tight quarters.


Orphans brigade at Nathan Bedford Forrest park 7-13-14.

Kentucky OCR members Kim Cain and Tonya Ford at Nathan Bedford Forrest park.

Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas at Nathan Bedford Forrest park 7-13-14

Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas on the road. 7-13-14.


1st Battalion, Company I, 2nd Platoon

Uncle Joe and Rick Lee do Fort Stanton Live.

Uncle Joe & Rick Lee

Uncle Joe & his lady Cindy

Rick Lee captures Yankee artillery.