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


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2016 Real Son and Real Grandson Winners

  Willie J. Cartwright Scholarship - Andrew Z. Ketchum -Kossuth High School

James J. Nelms Jr. Scholarship - Shelby Phillips - Kossuth High School

  Dr. Larry Mangus, Katie Hurt, & Real Grandson Leroy Worsham Dr. Larry mangus, Sloan Weeden & Real grandson Reverend Robert Christy Morgan  

Commander Dennis Brown, Arthur J. Dalton,Jr. Katelyn Robertson and
Dr. Larry Mangus

James H. Mitchell & Dr. Larry Mangus  

On October 10th the goal of having a monument to honor the Mississippi soldiers at Shiloh National Park was accomplished. The Col. Rogers camp was appointed the lead camp to spearhead the drive to raise the $420,000 to erect the monument by the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was a GREAT day for Colonel Rogers Camp and their members! 


Putting the soldiers on the base


MG touching the statue!

    Private Levi South Memorial Dedication  

On Sunday November 15, the Colonel William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp of Corinth, MS dedicated a monument to Private Levi South of Roddey's 4th Battalion of Mississippi Cavalry at Gravel Hill Baptist Church near Eastview, Tennessee.

Roddey's 4th Battalion was formed in Florence, Alabama in 1863.  They were primarily used to defend Northern Alabama and Mississippi from Union raids and to cut Union supply and communication lines. They served under Confederate Cavalry generals Joseph Wheeler and Nathan Bedford Forrest. They were with Forrest at Brice's Crossroads, his most famous victory. Private Smith served with Roddey's 4th Battalion from 1863 to their surrender at Selma, Alabama in 1865.

After the war he returned home and helped rebuild a war torn South and married his wife Margaret and they had seven Children.

Col. Rogers Camp Chaplin, Bobby Scott, began the service with a scripture reading and the Invocation. Commander Larry Mangus spoke about the 4th Mississippi Battalion. Great Great Grand Daughter Amy Powell Riley spoke about the life of her ancestor. Six Great Great Great Great Grand Children removed and folded the flag covering the monument. A musket salute was provide buy the 48th Tennessee. "Dixie" was played and sung by Pat Arinder of the Francis Marion Rogers SCV Camp and Robin Harmon of the Col. Rogers Camp. James Embrey of the Col. Rogers Camp played "Taps". Chaplin Scott concluded the service with the Benediction.

Nearly thirty descendants of Private South from as far away as Cleburne, Texas and Chicago, Illinois were in attendance to honor Private Levi Smith.

South Dedication Program

Amy Riley with members of the Col. Rogers Camp Mechanized Cavalry

Michael and Jake Semmes watching the 48th Tennessee fire the musket salute

  4 Greats Grandchildren, Commander Mangus, Chaplain Scott

Amy Riley, Commander Mangus, Chaplain Scott

Amy Riley and Chaplain Scott

Chaplain Scott, Commander Mangus, Great Great Grand Children

48th Tennessee
Pat Arinder and Robin Harmon playing "Dixie" James Embrey playing taps



   The Col. Rogers Camp is pleased to support the Ad in the Newspaper about the Birthday of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

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