Saturday - January 22, 2011 Georgia Secession Re-enactment
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. ON JANUARY 22ND, 2011
On January 19th, 1861 Representatives from the State of Georgia voted to secede
from their union with other States of the united States of America in the
Legislative Chambers of the old Capitol in Milledgeville.
January 19th is also the birth date of General
Robert E. Lee. The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is
sponsoring an event commemorating both events in the exact same Legislative
Chambers on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011.
This will be the kick-off event of
the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of War Between the States.
The program will be the
reenactment of the speeches by 5 of the main speakers at the 1861
Convention—Alexander S Stephens, Robert Toombs, Thomas Cobb, Eugenius Nisbett,
and Hershel Johnson--and focuses on the issues each representative brought to
the debate. The performance will last 30-40 minutes and will end with a very
For those who are able, we will
congregate at the old Governor’s Mansion at the corner of W. Hancock Street and
Clark Street between 10 A.M. and 10:40 A.M. At exactly 10:45 A.M. we will march
down W. Hancock Street (basically Milledgeville’s main street) to Jefferson
Street and the entrance to the old Capitol building. Everyone is invited to
march. Period uniforms and flags are encouraged. Patriots in wheelchairs are
encouraged to participate if they are able.
Your opportunity to participate will not happen again.
COME ONE, COME ALL
Saturday - February 19, 2011
- Montgomery, AL
Jefferson Davis Inauguration, SesquiCentennial Event With
It's time to mark your
calendar for the SCV Sesquicentennial Event to be held in
Montgomery, AL on Saturday February 19, 2011. It starts at
12 Oclock Noon. Be there early to get in position for the
parade. This event will feature a parade up Dexter Avenue to
the Alabama State Capitol Building, a re-enactment of the
sweari...ng in of President Jefferson Davis, and a selection
of speakers at the Capitol Building. Just like what was done
for the Flag Rally in 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina, and
for the CSS Hunley Crew Funeral in Charleston in 2004, it is
IMPERATIVE that this event be well attended. We must show
the world that we will not permit the History and Heritage
of the Confederacy to be forgotten and unobserved during the
It is up to us to see that
this history is remembered and portrayed in the correct way,
so start planning your visit to Montgomery! While you are
here, there is much more to see as well, and all within easy
walking distance, or minutes from the Capitol, such as the
first White House of the Confederacy, and the military
museum in the Alabama Archives across the street from the
Capitol building. Come see where secession began, the first
Capitol of the Confederacy. Organize vans and buses to
facilitate transportation for as many as possible! We will
show the world that we remember our Confederate Heroes!
June 14, 2014 Sesquicentennial Memorial Services - Lt.
General Leonidas Polk.
The Leonidas Polk Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans of
Smyrna, Georgia and St. Hilda's Anglican Catholic Church of
Atlanta will host a day of remembrance of the warrior-priest
who gave his life defending the homes, churches, and
families of the Southland. Leonidas Polk was the first
Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana and founder of the University
of the South (located at Sewanee, Tennessee).
The Memorial Service for Lt. General Leonidas Polk will be
held atop Pine Mountain in Cobb County, Georgia10:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m. at St. Hilda’s Anglican Catholic Church,
The service is held at the place where the Bishop-General
was killed by an artillery shell fired under the personal
orders of General William T. Sherman that day. On the day
after the Bishop-General's death, Sherman sent a telegram to
Abraham Lincoln that read "We killed Bishop Polk yesterday
and have made good progress today." Polk was the last
Anglican Bishop to be killed in combat. Bishop-General Polk
was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West
Point and was a commissioned a General by President
Jefferson Davis at the outbreak of the War Between the
morning service will be held at the marble obelisk put up on
the spot he died by the men of Lieutenant General Polk's
Confederate Army Corps, Army of Tennessee. Re-enactors
are invited to help with the firing party to conclude the
Directions: The site is located at Mr. Fred Bentley, Sr.'s
property. If you are using a website map, the closest
address is Mr. Melvin Dishong's: 1437 Beaumont Drive,
Kennesaw, Georgia. The site can be reached by taking I-75 to
Barrett Parkway. Turn west and cross Cobb Parkway (US
Highway 41) proceeding onto Stilesboro Road. Turn right on
Stilesboro and head north. Beaumont Drives is a "T"
intersection with Stilesboro to the south. It comes off
between the intersections of Pine Mountain Circle (to the
east) and Duxbury Lane (to the west). Proceed on Beaumont
Drive to the historical marker, park and walk into the site.
The site is about 300 feet from the road. Watch out for
That evening, St. Hilda's Anglican-Catholic Church of
Atlanta will hold a service in the style of the Church in
1864. A mass will be conducted by Father John Roddy of
Marietta, rector of the Church and a member of the Leonidas
Polk Camp, SCV. The service will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The Church will display relics from the Bishop-General in
the form of splinters of wood from his field communion
chest. St. Hilda's is located at 414 North Highland Avenue,
N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. The website of the church is:
www.sthildasacc.org. The Church's phone number is:
404/584-6353. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Martin K. O'Toole, Lt. General
Leonidas Polk Camp #1446, Smyrna, Georgia