The Thomson Guards, Camp 91, met July 27, 2021. Our guest speaker was Mr. Maxwell Scott of Statesboro, Georgia. His presentation included a collection of well over 40 authentic Civil War artifacts that included long rifles, shotguns, swords, knives, wooden canteens, flags and ammunition. Did you know that the weight of the rifle your ancestor carried during the war was from 17 to 22 pounds? Did you know that his pistol weighted from 4 to 7 pounds? And, imagine, he had to carry just about everything he needed to survive on his own back.
Camp 91 was proud to present officer medals in appreciation of outstanding contribution and dedication in supporting the Charge. Adjutant David Butler has managed the complex camp records since the camp formed in 2017. He has attended Commander responsibilities when necessary and he has often given history presentations to this camp and others. Color Sergeant Mike Lacefield is simply Mr. Dependable. He attends every meeting of the camp and gives every effort to our civic responsibilities. Both he and his wife, Dollie, always answer the call. Chaplain Jimmy McDaniel is the great support man and constant recruiter. His enthusiasm is both infectious and motivating. All three of these leaders are charter members of Camp 91 and they provide a backbone to the Camp’s efforts. Thank God for great men like these in the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Photo L. to R. - Commander Tom Holley, Adjutant David Butler, Color Sergeant Mike Lacefield, Chaplain Jimmy McDaniel