OCTOBER 2015

Volume VIII, Issue 10

Commander’s Report
~ Tim Cupit ~
(769) 234-2966 timcupit@comcast.net
Well, it's time for our monthly SCV meeting again and yes, I know your favorite SEC team is probably
playing this Saturday. I promise, you will not want to miss our speaker. Our October speaker will be Mr.
Al Arnold. He will be speaking about is African American ancestors that served in the Civil War under Gen. Lee and Gen.
Nathan Bedford Forrest! You won't get this opportunity often so, invite a friend, come early, and as sure as we will have
our Turkey Shoot booth set up at Beauvoir for Fall Muster on the 3rd weekend in October again this year, I'll probably see
you at our next meeting at Penn's in Brandon on October 3 at 7:00pm.
Deo Adjuvante Non Timendum
Tim Cupit
Commander’s Quote:
By Failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Guest Speaker ~ Mr. Sid
Champion V

Chaplain’s Report
By: Tom Fortenberry
Mustering the Confederate Soldier
The mustering of soldiers today has changed very little over time. In 1861 to 1865 the men
who were enlisted in the different units from towns and country side were men who often knew
each other very well in that many if not most came from local churches and communities. On
many occasions the pastor of the local church would go off to war with the men of his
community. Some recruits even consisted of almost the entire family. I know for a fact that my
mother’s family had over 12 related Biffles , fathers, sons, uncles, cousins, and distance enlist
with the Tennessee Calvary from the rank of Colonel to Private.. Most Confederate soldiers
were under the age of 30 at their time of enlistment.
Today the Confederate Army consists of not just farmers but also of many different types of
trades: carpenters, clerks, blacksmiths, students, etc. While diverse in our occupations we still
reflect the unity of those who have gone before us.
Times have not changed much from the period of the War of aggression in the 1860s. Each
of you who are a part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, your wife, and children reflect the
same beliefs in a cause which has never faded. In 1860 men enlisted as an adult, today all of
our families from single Adults to husbands, wives, children are a real part of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans. The world may war against our faith and cause but!
Josh 1:7-9
“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to
all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the
right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the
Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night,
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will
make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not
commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be
dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
NKJV
May God Bless each of you.
Thomas Fortenberry, Chaplain Camp 265

Adjutant’s Report
By: Sid Boteler
Fellow Compatriots:
Many of you are aware there is an ever-growing movement across our nation to eradicate every
vestige of Southern History and Godly Principles we, sons of the south hold dear. Certain
organizations and people(s) demonize our Confederate ancestors with viciousness and contempt. In
addition many of our great Christian Southerners such as Robert E. Lee are spoken of with malice and
hatred. I don’t know about you but to me their lies and distortions cause anger.
What can we as Sons of Confederate Veterans do to uphold the honor of those men, many of
whom fought to their death to preserve the freedom their forefathers recorded in the U. S.
Constitution. May I quote the late Sir Winston Churchill when he admonished the students at Harrow
School during Britain’s darkest days of WW11 when he said “never give in, never give in, never, never,
never, never – in nothing great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor
and good sense ……..”
Gentlemen I must remind you, all outstanding SCV Membership Dues are payable this month. As of
this writing our camp is far short of having all dues paid. These dues must be received at National
Headquarters no later than Friday, October 30 this year. To comply with this deadline I will continue
to accept membership dues through, Monday, October 26. I must have our camp’s dues in the mail
the next day. As a reminder dues are $50.00; delinquent dues will cost $55.00.

You can mail me your membership dues: Sid Boteler, 1909 Timber Lake Place, Byram, MS 39272.

AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 3, 2015
Open with prayer at 7pm sharp
• Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and salutes
• Trivia
• Guest speaker: Mr. Al Arnold
Subject: His African American ancestors that served during
the Civil War
•Q&A
• Adopt minutes from September 5, 2015 - need a motion,
second, discussion, vote

~ 2016 Relic Show Update ~
• we sold four tables in August for our 2016 show
• We have secured our room for next year
• The thank you cards we mailed out were well
received!
• Money is raised by selling ads in our newsletter or
soliciting donations. Any help with this endeavor would
be greatly appreciated by all of us at camp to 265
• We also need to find people willing to do a living
history at our Relic Show.

Unfinished business
•Camp T-shirts are $20 – proceeds go to fund the Relic Show
• www.scv265.com and stats
• First Thursday Coin club meeting at Brandon library 6:30pm
• Dues are due - we are drawing for the $1000 confederate
bond at our November meeting from all paid members
• We have flags and bumper stickers for sale
New business
• Fall Muster is the third weekend in October at Beauvoir we need help with the Turkey Shoot Booth!!
• New members
• We need to set our Adopt a Highway trash pick up date
• Relic Show Update
• Shiloh Monument Dedication
• Close with prayer at approximately 8:20pm
~ Please leave a dollar tip for the clean up crew ~

Welcome to
Our Newest Camp Member:
Mr. Virgil S. Campbell

1st Lt. Commander Charles E. Gray
Receives the SCV “Dixie Club” award from
MS. Division Commander Lou Foley

~ Mississippi Monument Base at Shiloh ~
Battlefield Park

THE RANKIN DISPATCH

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317 LAKE HEATHER ROAD
BRANDON, MS 39047

**Our next meeting is October 3rd
at Penn’s in Brandon at 7:00pm.
Come early!

BRANDON, MS
PERMIT NO. 265