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


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This event was held on April 26 at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.The "Lost Cause" provided the music. Chaplain Robert Scott provide the invocation and Benediction. Sergeant at Arms Dwight Johnson read the Governor's Proclamation. Jonathon Cagle read a patriotic poem. Commander Mangus was the keynote speaker and spoke on "I Know You Will Do Your Duty" about the VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market.

Commander Mangus Mike Byrd, Kieth Letson, Michael Semmes

Tom Strickland, Chaplain Bobby Scott & Real Grandson Leroy Worsham

Real Grandsons - Christy Morgan and Leroy Worsham
  Sergeant at Arms - Dwight Johnson


Mark Hughes and Buddy Ellis present the "Stan Hughes" award to Danny Brown at the
2015 Civil War Show.

On April 12, 2015 the Camp dedicated the monument honoring Private Abraham Stephens of Company E of the 18th Arkansas Infantry who was wounded in the Battle for Corinth on Oct. 4, 1862 and died at a hospital in Iuka, MS on Oct. 5, 1862 and was buried in the Mass Grave of Confederate soldiers at Shady Grove Cemetery. Descendants of his family came from Arkansas to participate in the ceremony. It was a wonderful day to honor a hero of the Confederate Cause.

Left side: Chaplin Bobby Scott, Louise Gibbins, Nadia Morgan, Commander Mangus
Right side:
Chaplain Scott, Commander  Mangus, Susan Gibbins Morgan, Mike Byrd, Keith Letson, Louise Gibbins, Nadia Morgan, and other Morgan family members

Chaplain Bobby Scott, Commander Mangus, Louise Gibbins, Nadia Morgan, Susan Gibbins Morgan

Great, Great Grand Daughter Susan Gibbins, Great Great Great Great Grand Daughter Nadia Morgan,  and Great Great Great Grand Daughter Susan Gibbins Morgan

Larry McDaniel, Tom Strickland, Dwight Johnson, Michael Semmes
Commander Mangus and  Great Great Great Great Grand Daughter Nadia Morgan removing the flag from the monument. The Lost CauseCompatriot James Embrey


The recipient of The Mr. Leroy W. Worsham Real Grandson Scholarship is Amanda Blair of Corinth High School. The recipient of the Rev. R. Christy Morgan Real Grandson scholarship is Holley Marshall of Corinth High School. The recipient of the Arthur C. Dalton Real Grandson Scholarship is McKayla Bradley of Kossuth High School. The recipient of the Mr. Harvey J. Cartwright Real Grandson Scholarship is Kathryn Knippers of Corinth High School

Left side: Commander Mangus, Kathryn Knippers, Mr. Harvey J. Cartwright
Right side:Commander Mangus Amanda Blair, Mr. Leroy W. Worsham

Left side: Commander Mangus, Holley Marshall, Rev. R. Christy Morgan
Right side:
Commander Mangus, McKayla Bradley, Mr.Arthur C. Dalton


The 2015 recipient of the Mr. Willie J. Cartwright Real Son Scholarship is Reid Thompson of Corinth High School. The recipient of the Mr. James J. Nelms, Jr., Real Son Scholarship is Anna K. Thompson of
Corinth High School.

<--  Commander Mangus and
Reid Thompson

Commander Mangus and
Anna K. Thomlinson   -->

Members of the Col. Rogers Camp cleaned up the grounds of the historic Verandah House on Sat March 28. It was the second year for this project which is part of the historic preservation program of the Camp. Over 60 bags of winter debris and piles of limbs from the winter storms were collected.
Gerald Morgan and Dwight Johnson

Shawn Brooks, Dwight Johnson, Larry Mangus

Kevin Nelms and Gerald Morgan


Back Row:
Terry Payne & Shawn Brooks
Front Row:
Gerald Morgan, Kelvin Nelms,
Terry Mitchell, Dwight Johnson, Larry Mangus





Members of the Col. Rogers Mechanized Calvary participated in the "Wreaths Across America Program" by placing wreaths on the graves of soldiers in the Corinth National Cemetery.

Kevin Nelms and Billy Harrison in the flag salute. L-R Jeremy Calvary, David Frost, Steve Rutherford, Chris Haley, Kevin Nelms, Jason Sanders, Billy Harrison, Kevin Mitchel Mark Houston and Ricky Crane


The Col. Rogers Camp voted to honor their four "Real Grandsons" with a scholarship in their names. At the present time there are 89 Real Grandsons in the country. Nineteen of them live in Mississippi. The col. Rogers Camp has four, the most of any SCV Camp in the Country. A. Real Grandson means that their Grandfather fought in the War for Southern Independence for the Confederate States of America. Our Real Grandsons are Mr. Leroy Worsham, whose grandfather was Pvt. Wesley Worsham of the 2nd Richmond Howitzers, the Reverend Robert Christy Morgan, whose grandfather was Pvt. Alford Johnson Morgan of Company A, 11th Alabama Infantry, Mr. Arthur C. Dalton, Jr., whose grandfather was Pvt. Solomon Alonzo Dalton of Company C, 26th Mississippi Infantry and Mr. Harvey J. Cartwright, whose grandfather was Pvt. John Henry Cartwright of the 1st. Mississippi Infantry. Each scholarship will be for $250 and will go to a 2015 graduate of one of the four High Schools in Alcorn College to help pay for their college expenses.
L-R Commander Mangus, Rev Christy Morgan, Mr. Arthur Dalton, Jr., Leroy Worsham

Members of the Col. Rogers Camp enjoying their Christmas Dinner at Taylors on Dec. 15. We had a great turn out , a very good meal and a lot of door prizes

Members of the Col. Rogers Camp in the Mechanized Calvary participated in a ride to raise funds for Christmas presents for the Pinevale Children's Home. The Col. Rogers Camp donated $200 toward this ride.

Col. Rogers Camp Members - L-R Terry Mitchell, David Frost, Randy Cullum, Director of Pinevale Home, Kevin Nelms, Jeremy Calvary, Billy Harrison, and Steve Rutherford. Director Randy Collum receiving a check from Kevin Nelms


Corinth's Colonel William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate Camp had the privilege to honor Mr. Harvey J. Cartwright as their fourth recipient of the "Real Grandsons " Award. In order to receive this honor the recipient must be the grandson of a Confederate soldier.

The first Real Grandson award was authorized by the National Sons of Confederate Reunion in 2012. Since that time 89 awards have been granted across the country. Fourteen of them are in Mississippi and the Col. Rogers Camp has more than any other SCV Camp with four Real Grandsons.

Mr. Cartwright  is the grandson of Pvt. John Harvey Cartwright of Company of the 1st. Mississippi Rifles. He enlisted in January of 1863 at Ripley, MS and served under the command of Col. Faulkner, the grandfather of the famous author William Faulkner. The 1st. Mississippi fought mainly in northern Mississippi from 1863-1865. The unit eventually became part of General Nathan Bedford Forrest's command. After the war Pvt. Cartwright returned to Corinth, MS and as did and as many returning Confederate soldiers helped rebuild a
devastated South.

Mr. Cartwright's father Willie J. Cartwright, who answered the "Last Roll Call' in 2010  was one of the last two "Real Sons"  in the state of Mississippi.

Mr. Cartwright is a lifelong resident of Corinth and is employed at Medical Plaza Pharmacy.  It is indeed a  privilege for the Col. Rogers SCV Camp to honor the son of one of its Real Sons. 

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