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MANNING ROSTER

CAPTAIN Steven “Gunner” Rutherford

1 st Lieutenant North Kevin Nelms

1st Sergeant

Paul Young

Lt. Dismounted

Marty McAlilly

Brevet Lt. Public Relations Marc Allen

NW Squad Leader Corporal Stan Rhoda

NW Squad Corporal Charles “Gator” Stillman

NE Squad Leader Sgt. Chip Cole

NE Squad Corporal Chris Haley

Central Squad Lieutenant Billy Bryant

Central Squad Leader Sgt. Michael Boteler

Central Squad Corporals Owen McDowell Chris Bryant Jon RockPfingsten

South Squad Lieutenant Ron Hilton

South Squad Leaders Sgt. Ken Campbelll Sgt. Don Parker

Coastal Squad Leader Sgt. Marc Frentz

Coastal Squad Corporal Johnny Chauffe

Chaplain

DISPATCh

ISSUE: JANUARY, 2017

Editor: Corporal Michael Putnam

ISSUE: JANUARY, 2017 Editor: Corporal Michael Putnam From The Captain It has been 4 days since

From The Captain

It has been 4 days since our Annual and as I reflect on the last two years serving as your Captain, I cannot help to think how much the 1G has grown. We had the biggest and largest turnout of any Annual we have ever had. There were 45 members and 70 people all together. That is amazing considering

the first one I went to had maybe 10 members present. forward to next year.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your Captain the last two years, and to serve you another 2 years is my pleasure. I appreciate the trust and confidence each of you have in me to serve and I will continue to represent the 1G as best I can, not only in Mississippi, but in other states and events as well.

Our membership continues to grow and so far this year you have recruited almost 30 new men to the ranks of the 1G. We have 142 members and I am working on our roster and purging it of delinquent members. We will have close to 120 active members by the time I am done. The best of the best still remain!

We have a new editor for this edition of the Dispatch, Michael Putnam, and I am excited to see it when it is done. Thanks to Michael for stepping up to assume this job. Also thanks to Paul and Celeste Young for their hard work in getting it started and for the past issues.

Thanks to all of you and let’s get in a few more rides before frosty comes!

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North Platoon/ Northeast Squad

2016 Year in Review…

North Platoon/ Northeast Squad 2016 Year in Review… What a great year 2016 has been, it

What a great year 2016 has been, it has been a very busy and active year for us. We try to stay busy by Forwarding Our Colors and Living the Charge set forth by Stephen D. Lee. We have added to our ranks this year several new men, and have logged several hundred miles attending events, dedications, and memorials.

This year the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans got to rededicate the Mississippi Monument at Shiloh the correct way! We have supported our brothers up in Tennessee and over in our Sister state of Alabama in several of their events. We collected signatures for I58 “SAVE OUR FLAG.” We supported a local children’s home by putting on a benefit ride in July and then going back in November for the Toy Run. This is such a great event to go to, the children love it and so do the bikers. We also got to be part of the Memorial Day and Wreaths Across America programs again this year at the Corinth National Cemetery.

I look forward to the upcoming New Year, and 2017 is shaping up to be a great year! I’m excited to do as much as we can to protect, honor, and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage.

1 st Lt. Kevin Nelms

and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made

Seems North Platoon made a new friend.

and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made
and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made
and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made
and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made
and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made
and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made
and defend our Southern Confederate Heritage. 1 s t Lt. Kevin Nelms Seems North Platoon made
Gentlemen of the 1G, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for
Gentlemen of the 1G, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for electing me as Lt. of the dismounted
troops of Mississippi. It will be an honor to lead and I will take this appointment with great pride. I look
forward to getting to know and working with such a fine group. I believe in leading by example and not by
telling folks what to do. I do encourage all of the Dismounted troops throughout the state to please get involved
with our brothers who ride and support them with your presence when they have a ride or an event. I feel it is
very important to have a vehicle follow to assist them in any way we can. Please contact me if you have any
questions or just to introduce yourself. My phone number is 601-291-3579 and my email is
martymac1127@aol.com. God bless you all and remember
RAYWWF.

Marty McAlilly Lt. Dismounted

601-291-3579 and my email is martymac1127@aol.com. God bless you all and remember RAYWWF. Marty McAlilly Lt.
“ I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing,

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.”

Robert E. Lee

Nothing ever stays the same, which is just a fact of life that must be

Nothing ever stays the same, which is just a fact of life that must be accepted. People change, the world changes and along with it attitudes and outlooks. Sadly, this has happened in regards to our beloved heritage and all that goes with it, including our flags, monuments and even grave sites. THIS does not have to be accepted! Progressives and the liberal left would erase any and all vestiges of our heritage and that which honors our

ancestors. And this is the key part

many battles they lose, and they will take decades if necessary to accomplish their goals. We MUST have the same drive and long range vision! If not, we will wake up one day and all will be lost. Don’t think so? Look at how they infiltrated higher education over decades and are now brainwashing our young to their ways!

If we are to be victorious in the long run, we have to change also. It would be wonderful if everyone carried themselves with the same honor and character as we strive to uphold, but, the simple truth is most don’t. NOW do not misunderstand what I am about to say, we can still emulate the valor and honor our ancestors passed to us and still “Live The Charge” in a way that would make them proud, but, unless we change our attitudes as an organization, as a whole, we are destined to lose.

Brothers, the days of simply honoring our ancestors is over if we want to survive. If we don’t become proactive in a major way and fight our enemies on their terms we are doomed to extinction and our dear ancestors will be forgotten. Not only will our ancestors be forgotten, but our posterity will be taught to vilify their own blood. The days of going along to get along and of the “granny camps” must come to an end, and a new attitude must be developed. The attitude that our ancestors had of taking the fight to the enemy and of asking and giving no quarter must be the prevailing tactic because I promise you that is the exact tactic being used against us and it is successful.

It goes without saying that I am NOT speaking of violence or anything similar here. I’m simply saying that we must be involved in every area politically and in the realm of education, and use every means to defend our heritage and the reputation of our ancestors. Even going so far as to groom our own for these positions. Those who say that “The Charge” doesn’t allow for political involvement or for going on the offensive, are relics and should have no position of leadership, for this attitude places us constantly on the defense and dooms us to failure. We should elect those with vision and who have a fire in their belly to WIN this war we are in, and not those who just want to be left alone and survive! And we damn sure shouldn’t elect apologists or anyone that simply want to pad their SCV resume and care nothing about standing strong and taking the fight to the enemy!

Of course we must still put Heritage Defense first, but it is our means of doing this that must change and broaden, and those in our ranks opposed to this must either get on board or step aside. We, in the Mechanized Cavalry, can and should be

the driving force and example for others to follow in this. Yes, yes, I know, we are part of the SCV and SCV first and foremost. However, I also know without a shadow of a doubt we are so very much more! We can build the ranks of the SCV with like-minded Compatriots who refuse to have our heritage relegated to the ash heap of history or be looked down on, and along the way convert the old guard. We, the 1G, can do this! Our ancestors built and defended this Nation! The greatest of this Nation’s forefathers were Southern born and Southern bred. We truly honor them by not allowing our Country to convert to something that would be unrecognizable to them.

Once you get them running, you stay right on top of them, and that way a small force can defeat a large one

they will use any and all means to do so. They will not stop no matter how

any and all means to do so. They will not stop no matter how every time

every time

Only thus can a weaker country cope with a stronger; it must make up in activity what it lacks in

strength.

- General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

The IOOF have for 84 years placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown
The IOOF have for 84 years placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown
The IOOF have for 84 years placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown
The IOOF have for 84 years placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown

The IOOF have for 84 years placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Virginia. We are proud and honored to have the IOOF come to our cemetery to perform this ceremony for the first time! With full military dressed participants, Color Guard, Honor Guard, and A prayer. Honor Guard will be formed consisting of even ranks to present a complete Arch with swords. Presenters of Wreath will begin their march from the marble archway donated to the Beauvoir property in 1917 by the UDC, the march will continue down the Bricks for Beauvoir walkway and end at the Tomb of our Unknown Civil War Soldier. As with the Arlington Ceremony, all Military Representatives will be in period dress for the ceremony. Also present will be one guard at the tomb, doing a march of respect as the soldiers do at the tomb in Virginia. The placing of the wreaths is a Ceremony of Remembrance for those who have given their lives to preserve the “American way of life.” This is also the organization that presented Jefferson Davis a "Grand Decoration of Chivalry from GMC." Call 228.388.4400 ext.217 or email kstevens@beauvoir.org or on the web www.visitbeauvoir.org.

No Report Submitted By Central Squad For This Issue Of The “1G Dispatch”
No Report Submitted By Central Squad For This Issue Of The
“1G Dispatch”
One of the most rewarding events this year was the Cooper’s Well headstone move to

One of the most rewarding events this year was the Cooper’s Well headstone move to Soldier’s Rest in Cedar Hills Cemetery in Vicksburg. This was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by a lot of individuals, not the least of which was 3 rd Brigade Councilman Trent Lewis. Central Squad had the honor of escorting these headstones, and leading a procession that extended over a mile. On April 22 of this year, coinciding with Confederate Memorial Day, the Cooper’s Well Dedication will take place, and it will be a huge event. Hopefully, if schedules allow, 1G Members from all over the State will take part in this historic Dedication, and these brave Sons of the South will finally be honored as they deserve.

will take part in this historic Dedication, and these brave Sons of the South will finally
will take part in this historic Dedication, and these brave Sons of the South will finally
will take part in this historic Dedication, and these brave Sons of the South will finally
1G Members in attendance at Fall Muster, along with some brothers from Alabama and Georgia.
1G Members in attendance at Fall Muster, along with some brothers from Alabama and Georgia.

1G Members in attendance at Fall Muster, along with some brothers from Alabama and Georgia. This was a great time for all and as usual the 1G did our duty helping out at Beauvoir. BELOW: The Death Mask and Death Wagon of President Jefferson Davis. Props to Greg Stewart and Beauvoir for bringing them back home.

Jefferson Davis. Props to Greg Stewart and Beauvoir for bringing them back home. Below: Represented is
Jefferson Davis. Props to Greg Stewart and Beauvoir for bringing them back home. Below: Represented is

Below: Represented is the 1G, 1D and 3B.

Jefferson Davis. Props to Greg Stewart and Beauvoir for bringing them back home. Below: Represented is
Central Squad was well represented at this year’s Fall Muster. Wives and children attended making
Central Squad was well represented at this year’s Fall Muster. Wives and children attended making

Central Squad was well represented at this year’s Fall Muster. Wives and children attended making it a real family event. And as usual the Dismounted was on duty.

year’s Fall Muster. Wives and children attended making it a real family event. And as usual
The 2016 1G Annual, was a great success. It had the largest attendance to date,

The 2016 1G Annual, was a great success. It had the largest attendance to date, and thanks to Lt. Patrick Charlton and Chaplain Hunter Charlton whose church hosted the event, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Great company, great food and a great day for everyone.

whose church hosted the event, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Great company, great food and
whose church hosted the event, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Great company, great food and
ABOVE: Captain Gunner Rutherford kicking off the meeting with Chaplain Hunter Charleton prepared to give
ABOVE: Captain Gunner Rutherford kicking off the meeting with Chaplain Hunter Charleton prepared to give
ABOVE: Captain Gunner Rutherford kicking off the meeting with Chaplain Hunter Charleton prepared to give
ABOVE: Captain Gunner Rutherford kicking off the meeting with Chaplain Hunter Charleton prepared to give

ABOVE: Captain Gunner Rutherford kicking off the meeting with Chaplain Hunter Charleton prepared to give the invocation. LEFT: 1 st Lt. Kevin Nelms being promoted to 1 st Lt. of the 1G. A very deserving promotion and wise move by our wise and visionary Captain.

promotion and wise move by our wise and visionary Captain. LEFT: Sgt. Ken Campbell, South Squad,

LEFT: Sgt. Ken Campbell, South Squad, getting his overdue promotion certificate. RIGHT: South Squad Lt. Ron Hilton being recognized for driving the most miles to our Annual.

ABOVE LEFT: Brother Owen “Big Irish” McDowell reporting on Beauvoir to the 1G. ABOVE RIGHT:

ABOVE LEFT: Brother Owen “Big Irish” McDowell reporting on Beauvoir to the 1G. ABOVE RIGHT: Sgt.

Michael Boteler Central Squad, bringing the Central Squad report. BELOW LEFT: Jamie Peckinpaugh receiving a certificate for being the 1G’s youngest member. BELOW RIGHT: Carl Ford being recognized as

our most mature

oldest member.

for being the 1G’s youngest member. BELOW RIGHT: Carl Ford being recognized as our most mature
ABOVE LEFT: Central Squad Lt. Billy Bryant, being promoted. ABOVE RIGHT: Lt. Marty McAlilly, being

ABOVE LEFT: Central Squad Lt. Billy Bryant, being promoted. ABOVE RIGHT: Lt. Marty McAlilly, being promoted to Lt. of the Dismounted.

Lt. Marty McAlilly, being promoted to Lt. of the Dismounted. LEFT: Brevet Lt. Marc Allen, being
Lt. Marty McAlilly, being promoted to Lt. of the Dismounted. LEFT: Brevet Lt. Marc Allen, being

LEFT: Brevet Lt. Marc Allen, being promoted and is now the 1G Public Relations Rep. RIGHT:

N.W. Squad

leader Corporal

Stan (Smiley)

Rhoda,

receiving his

promotion

certificate.

(Wonder how he got the nickname “Smiley”)

Two of our newest brothers being patched in to the 1G. Bruce Warren and Ray
Two of our newest brothers being patched in to the 1G. Bruce Warren and Ray

Two of our newest brothers being patched in to the 1G. Bruce Warren and Ray Williamson, both of Central Squad.

WELCOME!

Warren and Ray Williamson, both of Central Squad. WELCOME! BELOW: Corporal Michael Putnam, Barry Ellis and

BELOW: Corporal Michael Putnam, Barry Ellis and Mark Rivers, being administered the Oath by Captain Rutherford.

WELCOME! BELOW: Corporal Michael Putnam, Barry Ellis and Mark Rivers, being administered the Oath by Captain
WELCOME! BELOW: Corporal Michael Putnam, Barry Ellis and Mark Rivers, being administered the Oath by Captain