Rogers Christmas Dinner
Camp sponsored a Christmas Dinner for members and a guest at
Smith Restaurant on Filmore Street in Corinth on December 17.
The Lost Cause provide music for the event. Danny Sanders, Tommy
Counce, Terry Mitchel, Dennis Brown, Michael Semmes won door
prizes. Santa brought candy for everyone. A good time was had
Monument Project reaches $425,000
2nd Lt. Commander Larry McDaniel and Buddy Ellis present a check
for $25,000 to Mr. Upchurch for the Shiloh Monument Project.
This brings the amount raised to $425,000.
Rogers SCV Camp Receives the Jefferson Davis Award
For the fourth year in a row the Colonel William P. Rogers Sons
of Confederate Veterans Camp received the prestigious Jefferson
Davis Award as the top SCV Camp in the State of Mississippi
at the 118th Annual Reunion of the Mississippi Division of the
Sons of Confederate Veterans in Jackson, MS, on June 22nd.
- This is the goal of every SCV Camp in Mississippi, and to
receive it is indeed a high honor." said Dr. Larry Mangus,
Commander of the Rogers Camp. "To win it four years in
a row is unprecedented." "We are deeply grateful to
be recognized for our educational and preservation efforts.
We had a super year."
The Awards Committee cited the following items in the 55 page
- The 141% increase in membership in the last four years. The
camp now has 85 members.
- The awarding of two $500 "Real Sons" Scholarships
in honor of Mr. James J. Nelms, Jr. and Mr. Willie J. Cartwright.
- Having three "Real Grandsons", Mr. Kristy Morgan,
Mr. Leroy Worsham, and Mr. Arthur Dalton as Camp members.
- The sponsoring of the 20th Annual Confederate Memorial Day
Service Program at the Civil War Interpretive Center to honor
the service of all Confederate soldiers.
- Involvement in the Battle of Farmington reenactment and the
Corinth Grand Illumination.
- The sponsoring of the 4th Annual Civil War Show at Crossroads
Arena with the return of the famous Col. Rogers' Sword to Corinth.
- Being the lead Camp in raising funds to place a monument to
the Mississippi soldiers that fought at the Battle of Shiloh.
Over $400,000 has been raised and the monument should be ready
for dedication in 2015.
- The placing of over 300 Confederate flags on the graves of
Confederate soldiers in a three county area during Confederate
- During the year, camp members made 53 presentations in local
schools and to civic club, and Historical Society meetings to
over 5000 persons.
- Participation in the Battle of Iuka Memorial Roll Call Service
to honor the Confederate soldiers buried in the mass grave in
Shady Grove Cemetery.
SCV Jefferson Davis Award
2013 Camp Meeting
At the June Camp meeting Pat Arinder and his grand daughter
Jasmine Byrd and the Lost Cause played Civil War music on period
instruments. Jasmine had all the members of the Camp dancing
with her. A fun evening.
2013 Camp Meeting
Sons" 2013 Scholarship Receipents
The William P. Rogers SCV Camp has established two scholarships
in honor of Mr. Willie J. Cartwright and Mr. James J. Nelms
Jr. who were members of the Camp and were the last two living
Real Sons in Mississippi. A Real Son
is the son of a soldier, who fought for the Confederacy in the
Civil War. There are less than 20 Real Sons still
alive in the United States.
The two scholarships, one named for Mr. Cartwright, and the
other named for Mr. Nelms are available to any graduate, male
or female, of an Alcorn County High School. Each Scholarship
is for $500 and is for the freshman year only.
Allred of Corinth High School received the James J. Nelms Scholarship
and Katie Hancock of Alcorn Central High School received the
Willie J. Cartwright Scholarship. They were chosen from 39 applicants
and they both are outstanding students.
Allred of Corinth High School
- Winner of the
James J. Nelms, Jr Scholarship
Hancock of Alcorn Central High School
- Winner of the Willie J. Cartwright Scholarship
21st Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service
21st Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service was held on Sunday
April 28th at the Civil War Interpretive Center. Music was provide
by the "Lost Cause". Commander Mangus gave the Welcome
and the Reverend Christy Morgan gave the Invocation and Benediction.
1st Lt. Commander Dennis Brown read Governor Bryant's Confederate
Month Proclamation. The Keynote address was given by Dr. E.
Curt Fields, Jr. (General Ulysses S. Grant). His topic was "They
did their Best". The group moved to Battery Robinette and
a wreath was placed on Colonel Rogers grave by Corinth United
Daughters of the Confederacy members, Madell Jones, Kathy Sewell,
and Rosa Spencer and the Rogers Camp three Real Grandsons
Robert Christy Morgan, Arthur C. Dalton and Leroy W. Worsham.
A military salute was provided and James Embry played "Taps".
The event was attended by nearly 100 participants.
Annual Confederate Memorial Day program
L-R Commander Mangus with Real Grandsons Christy Morgan,
Arthur Dalton and Leroy Worsham
L-R Mangus, Julia Grant, Abby and General Grant
Real Sons and UDC Ladies
Mark Evans and Charles Reese
Christy Morgan and Mangus
Lost Cause - Mike Byrd and Kieth Letson
Real Grandsons and UDC Ladies - L-R Arthur Dalton, Kathy
Swell, Madell Jones, Leroy Worsham, Rosa Spencer, Christy
Morgan, Larry Mangus
UDC, Real Grandsons and General & Mrs. Grant
Col. Rogers Grave
Commander mangus , and General & Mrs. Grant
UDC Ladies and Real Grandsons
UDC and Rogers Camp Members
Col. Rogers Camp Members
Conversation with the Generals
A "Conversation with the Generals" was held on Friday
Oct. 11 at the Coliseum in Corinth as part of the Battle of
Farmington Reenactment as a fund raiser for the restoration
of the historic Verandah House. Generals Uyless S. Grant (Dr.
Curt Fields), William Tecumseh Sherman (Mr. Frank Kirtley),
and General George H. Thomas (Mr. Dan Hughes) represented the
Generals Robert E. Lee (Mr. Bill Stofel), Albert Sydney Johnson
(Mr. Dusty Holder), Nathan Bedford Forrest (Mr. Mike Cole),
William J. Hardee (Mr. Fred Lincoln) and P. G. T. Beauregard
(Mr. Larry McCluney) represented the Confederate Army.
Friday October 11, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Coliseum in Corinth
the Colonel William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp
and the Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth in conjunction
with the Farmington Reenactment will sponsor a Generals
Forum on the Battle of Shiloh. The program will be moderated
by Shiloh Park Ranger, Tom Parson. It will feature five Union
Generals, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, George M. Thomas,
James McPherson and Don Carlos Buell and Confederate Generals
Albert Sydney Johnston, P. G. T. Beauregard, William J. Hardee,
Nathan Bedford Forrest and an appearance by General Robert E.
Lee. They will discuss their roles in the Battle of Shiloh.
program is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
Donations will be accepted to assist in the restoration of the
historic VerandahCurlee House where many of these generals
stayed during the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth in 1862.
of Iuka Confederate Memorial Service
As part of the reenactment of the 151 Anniversary of the Battle
of Iuka, the John Marshall Stone Chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy and the Col. William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate
Veterans sponsored a Memorial Service honoring those Confederate
soldiers that were killed in the battle at Shady Grove Cemetery.
The names of 106 of the 263 Confederate soldiers that are known
to be buried in the mass grave were read.
Ms. Eunell Handy of the John Marshall UDC Chapter gave the invocation.
Mr. Mark Houston of the Col. Rogers Camp gave the Invocation
and Benediction. Dr. Ben Kitchen gave remarks about the Battle.
This was followed by the "Tribute to the Fallen Confederate
Soldiers" in which the names of each of the 106 known Confederate
soldiers of the 263 buried in the mass grave was read followed
by a bell ring.
The Honor Musket salute was provide by the 48 Tennessee Infantry
followed by Taps by James Embry and the "Lost Cause"
Annual Corinth Civil War Relic & Militaria Show and Sales
The 4th Annual Corinth Civil War Relic & Militaria Show
and Sale was March 9-10, 2013 at the Crossroads Arena. This
year, an award for Best of Show was given to the Relic Club.
The first annual Stan Hughes award was presented to Rafael Eledge.