VOLUME IX

ISSUE 3

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMP 265

COMMANDER’S REPORT

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Adjutant’s Report

2

Chaplain’s Report

3

Agenda –March

4

Relic Show Update

4

Sponsors

5

SCV 265 Online

• www.scv265.com

The trip to the Dalton,
Georgia Civil War Relic
Show went very well and
the Dixie National Parade
was great!
Our speaker in March will
be Mr. Kevin Strahan. His
topic is metal detecting, his
tools, and relics that he has
found. He is also offering to
take interested people on
hunts to find relics! This
will be another great meeting. So come early, bring
someone with you, and as
sure as I am proud to know
each one of you, I will
probably see you at our next
meeting on March 5th, 2016
at Penn’s in Brandon at
7:00pm.

TOPIC FOR MARCH: METAL DETECTING

Commander’s Quote:
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to
fail.”
Tim Cupit
769-234-2966
timcupit@comcast.net
P.S. Don't forget about our March 19th work
day at the Rankin County Museum

F E B R UA R Y R E C A P
• Facebook:
www.facebook.com/scv265

• Twitter:
@scv265

Mrs. Tricia Raymond,
February Meeting’s Speaker

Camp members at the Dixie Nat’l Parade

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Camp members at the Dixie Nat’l Parade – Feb. 13th

A D J U TA N T ’ S R E P O R T
BY SID BOTELER
“God Give Us Men”
Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881), a poet and founder and editor of the popular Scribner’s Monthly
(afterward the Century Magazine, penned these famous words:
God give us men! A time like this demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog in public duty, and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps;
Wrong rules in the land and waiting.
Justice sleeps.
HONOR
----Mighty Men of Valor---Whose faces were like the faces of lions….
I Chronicles 12:8
It is man’s nature to forget history and its lessons and values, and in so doing to lose his way. Our founders
would roll in their graves if they could see the unconstitutional abuse of power in our nation today. They
would take any number of our current leaders to the woodshed and do some serious slapping.
Taken From: The Warrior Soul by Jerry Botkin and Stu Weber, p. 92

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C H A P L A I N ’ S R E P O RT
B Y T HO M A S FORT E N BE RRY
A Walk in the Shade
A week ago as I was driving up old highway 49 I recalled seeing a large group of men, women, and children riding in wagons and on horses. Their travel was ever so slow and yet steady as they moved North on
the old road. Later that same day I saw another train of people with wagons and horses as they traveled
West on highway 80 through Pearl, Mississippi.
I remembered seeing these same types of trains of wagons and horses years ago as they traveled South on
highway 45 North of Meridian in route to the meeting of others for the opening of the Dixie National Rodeo
in Jackson. Many had left their homes weeks before the start of the Rodeo and traveled a long way from
their starting point.
I have realized in my life that nothing happens by chance when God is in control. And I certainly do believe
that God has never taken a day off. Which brings me to the reason I wanted to share the story of the wagon
trains and the Dixie National Rodeo with the following story.
Exodus 13:21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by
night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:22 He took not away the pillar of the
cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
It is not by chance that the bible readings during the month of February for many Churches deal with the
Exodus story. The Exodus story and the wagon trains traveling toward the opening of the Dixie National
Rodeo provide us with a picture of many people of all stations of life. Each person called according to their
heart. Though the people of the Exodus and each of us today are separated by many generations we are the
same. Their witness could be seen in their common cause and faith that God would keep them safe and provide a way in their travel. We are no different in knowing and believing. One of the common and most visible connections with all of the wagon trains I have seen over the years has been the Confederate Battle flag
leading way. A really Big Flag! They were not ashamed of God or of who they were and you should not be
neither.
All of us are a part of the Exodus. Moses brought Gods people to the mountain. Jesus Christ will someday
soon bring us to His Father in Heaven. Are you ready to walk?
God will go before you. Even in the hottest desert He will give shade under the cloud and even at night, in
the dark ness of times He will guide your path by the light of His Son, Jesus Christ.

May God Bless and keep you.

Thomas Fortenberry, Chaplain, Camp 265

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AG E N DA F O R M A RC H M E E T I N G
Open with prayer at 7pm sharp
• Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and salutes
• Trivia
• Guest speaker: Kevin Strahan / Subject: Metal Detecting
•Q&A
• Adopt minutes from February 6, 2016 - need a motion, second, discussion, vote
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
• Next Library Work Day will be March 19th, 2016
• We have flags and bumper stickers available
• Dixie National Parade Report
• Any other old business

New business
• New members
• Relic Show Report
• Ted Joy Update
• MC Report
• OCR Report
- 4th Brigade Picnic on March 26th in Forest, MS
• Adopt-A-Hwy Date will be held March 12th
• Did everyone sign in?
• Does everyone have a door prize ticket?
• Door Prizes
• Close with prayer at approximately 8:20pm

~ Please leave a dollar tip for the cleanup crew~

2 0 1 6 R E L I C S H OW U P DAT E
-Our next library work day will be March 19th,
2016.
-Commander Tim Cupit will visit the Memphis
Relic Show on March 6th, 2016 to solicit vendors
and promote our June 2016 Show.
-Flyers have been printed.
-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 265.

2016 Dalton, GA Civil War Show

-We also need to find people willing to do a LIVING HISTORY at our Relic Show. Please
keep that in mind and spread the word.
-Camp T-shirts – proceeds go to help fund the show.

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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS ~ THEY SUPPORT US!

Lofton’s Thursday Night
Coin Club
6:30 p.m. 1st Thursday of Each Month
Brandon City Library
Mr. Ed Lofton
601-954-7616
Buys’ coins and paper money

Merck Team Realty, Inc.
601
601--919
919--TEAM
www.merckteam.com

***Our Next Meeting is Saturday,
March 5th at Penn’s in Brandon on Hwy.
80 at 7pm. Come Early!***