Volume IX Issue 9

S O N S O F C O N FE D E RAT E V E T E RAN S CAM P # 2 6 5




September 2016



COMMANDER’S QUOTE: “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not- you’ll find an excuse.”

Well, I traveled to a Civil War Relic
Show in Marietta Georgia this month.
We got several good leads for new
vendors and reinforced the promotion of
our show to vendors I met, that attended
this year's Show in Brandon. It was an
overall success. Bro. James Taylor will
be our speaker at this month's meeting
and his topic will be the Confederate
soldier dealing with the separation from
their families during the war.
I assure you this will be one of the best
talks you have ever heard on the Civil
War! You will kick yourself if you miss
this one, Really! So, bring someone with
you, come early, and as sure as Dues are
Due, I'll probably see you at our next
meeting at Penn's and Brandon at 7:00
pm on September 3, 2016.

-Tim Cupit

Civil War Relic show in Marietta, Georgia.

Agenda for September 3, 2016
- Open with prayer at 7pm sharp
- Pledge of Allegiance to the US Flag and salutes
- Trivia
- Guest speaker; Bro. James Taylor
- Q&A
Unfinished Business
- Camp T-Shirts are $20 – proceeds go to fund the Relic Show
- www.scv265.com and Camp Facebook stats
- First Thursday Coin Club meeting at Brandon library 6:30pm
- We have flags and MS flag bumper stickers available
- Events committee report by Tal Floyd
- Dues are due!
- Election for camp officers held at November meeting

- Fall Muster is the third weekend in Oct.
- EC meeting report
- 2019 MS Division Reunion
- Any other unfinished business?
New Business
- New Members
- Muscadine Festival on Sept 10th
- Did everyone sign in?
- Does everyone have a door prize ticket?
- Door Prizes
- Open Floor
- Close with prayer at approximately 8:20pm
Please leave $1.00 tip for the crew that cleans

by Tom Fortenberry

1 Corinthians 12:25-30
“That there should be no schism in the body; but that
the members should have the same care one for
another. And whether one member suffer, all the
Dispatch From The Front
members suffer with it; or one member be honoured,
all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body
Each month as I set down to write the monthly report for of Christ, and members in particular.”
the newsletter I am challenged in my attempt to provide
encouragement and strength to each of you in your faith I rejoice that each of you are a part of the vision of
camp 265
and continued resolve in the cause for which all of us
And God hath set His set apart Spirit in each of you to
do His good work. Not as for salvation but as the
Our Southern heritage is who we are both in the past,
our present, and the future. And just as a people of faith result of your salvation to show His good pleasure in
building up the body. Camp 265 Rankin Rough and
require a vision. I believe that vision is evident in each
of you. I believe this because of what is observed in our Ready stands stronger each passing day because you
who make the body as members of camp 265 are the
camp and how it has influenced and moved us to grow
dispatch from the front.
stronger and in turn caused the Mississippi Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans and the women who make
up the Order of the Rose to grow and unify as one body. May Gods Blessing and Strength draw you closer to
Him and continued service to others.
The Lord Himself said that they who are of one body
– Thomas Fortenberry, Chaplain. Camp 265
function as a whole body.

August Guest Speaker
Mr. Dan Dugan was the guest speaker for the August 6th meeting. The topic was
the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Although the Battle of Franklin is relatively
unknown compared to other more famous battles of the Civil War, it was one of
the bloodiest and more costly battles for the Confederacy– not only in terms of
strategy, but also the number of lives lost. Of the 33,000 confederate soldiers
that fought there, approximately 1,700 soldiers were killed- including seven
generals. There were over 6,000 casualties either killed, wounded, missing, or
captured. Thank you Mr. Dugan for a great presentation!

“Get correct views of life, and learn
to see the world in its true light. It
will enable you to live pleasantly, to
do good, and, when summoned away,
to leave without regret.”
- Confederate General Robert E. Lee

Dave Adcock and Tal Floyd

Please join us in giving thanks to Mr. Tal Floyd and
Mr. Dave Adcock for their work collecting
signatures to support Initiative 58 at the Neshoba
County Fair. After setting up in one of the many
parking lots, they were able to collect about three
hundred signatures to keep the current state flag.
The fair brings in about fifty thousand people a day,
so it was a huge opportunity! Thank you for your
work and dedication to the cause!

by Sid Boteler

In his State of the Union Address, January 25, 1984, President Ronald Reagan stated: "Each day your
members observe a 200 year-old tradition meant to signify America as one nation under God. I must ask: If
you can begin your day with a member of the clergy standing right here leading you in prayer, then why can't
freedom to acknowledge God be enjoyed again by children in every school room across this land?" A month
later in a radio address, February 25, 1984, President Reagan stated: "The First Amendment of the
Constitution was not written to pretect the people from religion; that amendment was written to protect
religion from government tyranny... But now we're told our children have no right to pray in school.
Nonsense. The pendulum has swung too far toward intolerance against religious freedom. It is time to
redress the balance." President Reagan continued: "Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart noted if
religious exercises are held to be permissible activity in schools, religion is placed at a n artificial and statecreated disadvantage... Refusal to permit religious excersises is not seen as the realization of state neutrality,
but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism"
Taken from The American Minute, Notable Events of American Significance.
by William J. Federer

At the July 2nd meeting canned goods and other
non perishable items were brought to donate to the
Pekinpaugh family. The ladies really came through!
On July 16 several ladies showed up to lend support
to the SCV with setting the remaining Cooper's
Well Stones. Certificates were presented to Mrs.
Jamie Hamblin and Ms. Makinzi Williams. We had
a great time visiting that day!
We met Saturday the 20th to prepare for the
upcoming Muscadine Jubilee. We painted several
door hangers to sell.
Sashes are available for a small fee for ladies
interested in showing off their pins. Contact Mrs.
Robbie Lewis for details.

We had a Tundra 35 Yeti Cooler donated by a local
business. We will be raffling off the cooler/ $5 for
one or 3/$10. Tickets will go on sale very soon!

This month I thought it would be fun to try something a
little different. I’ve always been interested in cooking. Being
able to try a recipe that’s been handed down through the
generations is a great way to get a little closer to those in the
past. It’s the closest thing I can think of to time travel– being
able to prepare, smell, and taste something tangible just the
way our ancestors did 150+ years ago. Granted, some of the
recipes are not that great, but the romantic notion of sharing
a meal with someone centuries apart is pretty cool!
Here are a few classic recipes that I’ve found:
Sausage & Apples
1 pound of sausage meat
3 apples
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
This old Virginia dish is easy and delicious. Start with about
a pound of sausage meat. Form into patties and fry lightly in
a pan until just browned. Remove the sausage, pour our the
fat (not in the fire) and melt some butter in the pan, enough
to barely cover the bottom. Core and slice three apples to a
thickness of about 1/4 inch and place in pan setting it over a
low heat. When apples have softened slightly add a half cup
of brown sugar and a tablespoon of cinnamon. As soon as
the sugar has mixed with the butter and formed a thick syrup
add back the sausage and cook for another ten minutes or

Civil War “hardtack”. – Photo from www.npr.org
2 cups flour
½ tablespoon salt (optional)
½ to 3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 250° F. Combine flour with salt in a mixing
bowl. Add water and mix with hands until the dough comes
together. Roll out on a table to about 1/3 inch thickness. Use
a knife to cut 3×3 squares from the dough. Place on baking
sheet, and poke 16 evenly-spaced holes in each square. Bake
for at least four hours, turning over once half-way through
baking. Cool on a rack in a dry room.

Blackberry Tea


Blackberry leaves

Johnnycakes were popular
particularly in the
Northeast but eaten across
the United States since the
1600's. The recipe is very
simple and fun to make.

Pick the blackberry leaves and dry them. When you want to
make tea, just crumble a couple of teaspoons of leaves to
one cup of boiling water. Steep for five to ten minutes then

1 cup water
1 ½ cups ground yellow cornmeal
½ tsp. salt
½ cup milk
2 TB butter
syrup, molasses, or preserves for topping
Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a medium saucepan.
Combine the cornmeal, salt, boiled water, and milk in a
medium bowl. Stir well. Melt the 2 TB butter in a skillet or
a cast iron griddle over medium heat. Pour 1 TB of batter
into the skillet, pancake style to cook. Cook for 4-5 minutes
on each side until edges are lacy and lightly browned using
a spatula to turn. Serve hot with molasses, maple syrup and
**Recipes from www.totalgettysburg.com
Confederate soldiers cooking in Pensacola, Florida.


The Sons of Confederate Veterans
Camp #265

317 Lake Heather Road
Brandon, MS 39047

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