5:30 -- Dinner at Habernero's Mexican Restaurant in Harlem
7:00 -- Meeting at Laurel & Hardy Museum in Harlem. Bring a sweater.
All visitors are welcome; bring one. Directions in "About Us."
Veterans Day November 11 Thank you for your service.
Georgia Heritage Legal Defense Fund $2,000 Challenge
A Sons of Confederate Veterans member from Augusta has offered a challenge to our Camp 91, Thomson Guards. He will match up to $2,000 of what we raise in the next three weeks towards the SCV - Georgia Heritage Legal Defense Fund. He will come to our November 23rd camp meeting to present the matching check. I have spoken to SCV Georgia Division Commander Tim Pilgrim regarding the monument legal issue. While we haven’t heard anything recently regarding monument legal battles in Georgia, he assures me that great storms are on the immediate horizon and that these battles will be costly. In January, the Augusta City Council will announce their exact intention to remove the Augusta monument and the SCV has ten other lawsuits pending. Our camp has been extremely generous and supportive of the heritage fund. We have been graciously supported by several members of the WHT Walker Chapter of the UDC. Together, we have given nearly $3,000. But, as you all know, the future of our History, Heritage and Honor Society is at risk. Our commitment to our veterans of all wars cannot stop. And, as is often the case, words must be supported by money. It breaks my heart when I think of how the statue of General Robert E. Lee was recently removed in Richmond, Virginia. He was one of the finest Christian men that ever lived. Soon, the statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York’s City Hall. It doesn’t matter that he helped make our country free and gave us our Declaration of Independence. The statues of President George Washington have been spit upon and painted with vulgarity. Please stand with our camp to fight these gross abuses to destroy our country and our history! Today, Karen and I sent a check for $200 to support this cause. I am asking you to support this as you are able and as soon as you can. The funds must be in our account by November 19. Any contribution will be held in strict confidence. So, if you can, and, if you will, please send a check today to: David Butler, 5861 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA 30813. Make the check out to: "Thomson Guards, Camp #91 SCV." On the note line indicate: Georgia Heritage Defense Fund If you have any questions, please call me immediately. Thanks and for the Love of the South, please help,
Thomson Guards Shirts
Jimmy McDaniel has thoroughly researched the monogrammed shirt proposal. The following plan will expedite the process for individuals and lessen the camp’s involvement in bookkeeping and quantity orders.
If one reviews any shirt on https://scv.org/ that already has a SCV logo, one can purchase one’s style, size and choice for approximately $35 to $50.
Once the desired shirt with logo is purchased, Jimmy found a seamstress that will embroider “Thomson Guards, Camp 91” on it for $8 each.
You have seen me wear the button up, short sleeve “fishing” style shirt in beige or light blue.
As other styles are purchased, please bring them to future meetings so that fellow members can see their quality and size for themselves.
Please pray for our most senior member, Durham Milburn and brother Phil Turner.
Did you know that Thomson has a monument honoring Nancy Hart? Read why and where under "Local History" on the camp's website.
There will be no December meeting. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Important Dates in CSA History
Nov. 3, 1816 - General Jubal Early, CSA, born Nov. 6, 1861 - Jefferson Davis re-elected President of CSA Nov. 9, 1825 - General Ambrose Powell Hill, CSA, born Nov. 23, 1863 - Battle of Chattanooga Nov. 28, 1861 - Missouri formally admitted to Confederacy Nov. 30, 1864 - Battle of Franklin
October was a great month for Thomson Guards, Camp 91. Five men asked to join the camp: Roy Grice, Jerry Holley, Joe Patrick, Mac Shealy and David Thomasson; we are awaiting their certification papers. While making a great public impression, we participated in two fun city festivals (see photos under Community Activities) where we made personal contact with 18 highly qualified potential recruits. We have also made significant progress towards the clean-up of The Thomson Confederate Cemetery, our public service commitment. And, lastly, we had another enjoyable speaker, Mr. John Hall, that gave a facts based historical presentation at our October camp meeting with 26 in attendance.
Gentlemen, you are a History, Heritage and Honor Society. You are living “THE CHARGE.” Congratulations!
During his presentation, Above The High Water Mark, Mr. John Hall detailed that on July 2, 1863, the 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment was the center of the line of attack towards the clops of trees on Missionary Ridge at Gettysburg. This was the second day of the battle. Our very own Thomson, Georgia, Company K, Hamilton Rangers, 48th Georgia Infantry Regiment was the left flank of that same attack. At the height of the advance, the 3rd Georgia captured 11 pieces of artillery, the 22nd Georgia captured 3 pieces, the 48th Georgia 4 pieces and the Second Battalion 5 or 6 pieces. As General Ambrose Wright explained, “We were the complete masters of the field”. The Hamilton Rangers lost eight soldiers killed in action that day. What would have been the result of this battle had Posey’s Brigade assumed the left flank as ordered by Major General Anderson?