Col. W.P. Rogers Story Corinth Mississippi Sons of Confederate Vetrans

 

Colonel Rogers Christmas Dinner

The 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 by all.

 




Shiloh 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.



Colonel 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 application:
- 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 History month.
- 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.

2013 SCV Jefferson Davis Award


L_R Buddy Ellis, Commander Mangus,
1st. Lt. Commander Dennis Brown, Sammy Mardis


The Jefferson Davis Award

1st Lt. Commander Dennis Brown

Commander Mangus receiving the award


2nd Brigade Commander Buddy Ellis received the Preservation Award for his work on the Shiloh Monument Project


Bert Hayes Davis, the Great Grandson of Jefferson Davis

 



June 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.

June 2013 Camp Meeting


Wives of members dancing


More members and guests dancing with Jasmine


Jasmine Byrd playing the dulcimer with Pat assisting


Pat Arinder playing a period banjo.



“Real 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.

Clayton 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.

2013 Scholarship Winners

Clayton Allred of Corinth High School - Winner of the
James J. Nelms, Jr Scholarship

Katie Hancock of Alcorn Central High School - Winner of the Willie J. Cartwright Scholarship


The 21st Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service
The 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.

21st 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

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


A 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 Union Army.
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.

Photos from the Battle of Iuka Confederate Memorial Service


Commander Mangus with Autographs of the Generals

 


Generals Hats

Generals Hats

Generals Hats

Generals Hats

Generals Hats

Union Generals - George Thomas, William T. Sherman, U. S. Grant

Union Generals - George Thomas, William T. Sherman, U. S. Grant

Confederate Generals - Johnston, Lee, Hardee, Forrest, Beauregard


General's Forum

On 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 General’s 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.

The program is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Donations will be accepted to assist in the restoration of the historic Verandah–Curlee House where many of these generals stayed during the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth in 1862.



Battle 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" sang "Dixie".

Photos from the Battle of Iuka Confederate Memorial Service


Compatriot Mark Houston giving the Invocation


Members of the UDC laying the wreath at the Mass grave


48th Tennessee with the Honor Musket Salute

James Embry playing "Taps"

Reading of names and Bell Salute

Lost Cause


 

4th 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.


Photos from the 4th Annual Relic & Militaria Show


Relic Club receiving Best of Show Award


Rafael Eledge receiving the Stan Hughes Award
(L-R) Larry McDaniel, Rafael Eledge, Larry Mangus, Buddy Ellis

 


Rafael Eledge and Robbie Hughes - Stan's wife


Col. Rogers Members - Charles Reese, Jimmy Hastings and Sammy Mardis

Allen Wandling, owner of Col. P. Rogers Sword

Rafael Eledge and Allen Wandling with Col. P. Rogers Sword

Commander Larry Mangus

Dealers and Guests at the show

Dealers and Guests at the show

Dealers and Guests at the show

Dealers and Guests at the show

Items at the show

Col. Rogers Members - Arthur Dalton, Gerald Morgan, and Jimmy Hastings


 

 

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