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Caroline S. Coleman 537, Children of the Confederacy, had the privilege of dedicating a memorial marker for Confederate soldier Thomas Calvin Chumley on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Cedar Shoals Baptist Church cemetery in Enoree, SC. Thomas Calvin Chumley is one of the Confederate ancestors of four chapter members of Caroline S. Coleman 537: Sumter (Chapter President), Hampton (Chapter Chaplain), Georgia Grey, (Chapter Historian) and Charlotte Chumley. Hampton and Georgia Grey also serve as SC Division officers of the Children of the Confederacy. Hampton is the SC Division Historian and Georgia Grey is the SC Division Recording Secretary. The Chumley family purchased and installed the iron cross marker and then gave the honor to Caroline S. Coleman 537 to dedicate the marker with a ceremony conducted by the chapter members.

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Commander Douglas Langley, above left, welcomed 5 new members to the 16th South Carolina Volunteers SCV Camp 36 during the Thursday 19 November meeting of the camp. From left to right, the new members are Taylor Davenport, Jason Ross, Barry Kay, Perry Sudduth and Shane Anderson.

 

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A Presentation by Dr. Terry Rude, Retired Educator and Board Chairman of the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers Confederate Museum and Library

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Dr. Terry Rude came to Greenville, South Carolina from the West Coast. Motivated by a desire to learn something about Southern Culture, he discovered Confederate history. For decades, as a professor at Bob Jones University and a teacher in Greenville County public schools, he continued to study original source historical documents. During a lengthy search he discovered he had a Confederate ancestor and was qualified to become a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the Museum and Library of Confederate History, located at 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601, held a dedication ceremony for its newly installed 1857 12-pound Napoleon Cannon. The 16th SC Color Guard of Honor posted the colors. 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, SCV Greenville Camp 36 Chaplain Mark Evans gave the invocation. Museum Director Michael Couch welcomed everyone and told of some of the events surrounding the acquisition and installation of the cannon.

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KatieWombleThe Upstate History  Museum in Greenville is seeking veterans of Korea and Vietnam Wars to record interviews of their wartime experiences. Kelly Smith, the museum historian, addressed the members of American Legion Post 214 recently about the goals of the historical program.

 

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On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Caroline S. Coleman 537, Children of the Confederacy,attended the 13th annual Pioneer Day at Culbertson Backcountry Settlement in Gray Court, SC, hosted by Henry Laurens DAR Chapter. Sixteen Caroline S. Coleman chapter members from five Family History Finding Regiments participated in the event, which was described as "a family fun day to walk through history." Chapter members marched in the walking history parade, held at the beginning of the day's activities. They carried a beautiful banner, designed and constructed by Carol Leake, President of Oliver Thompson 1850, UDC, our sponsoring chapter. They were able to interact with Native Americans, re-enactors from the Revolutionary War, the War Between the States, and the Musgrove Mill Militia.

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