Calling All Compatriots! The camp will be doing clean up at Oakwood Cemetery on March 1, 2017 (tentative date) and at Hollywood Cemetery on March 14 ,2017 (confirmed date). Exact times for each clean to be announced.
We are looking for as many volunteers as possible. Let’s roll our sleeves up and make this a huge success.
All pickups, dumptrucks & trailers are welcome that can be used to haul alway the debris that we clear away.
Here is a list of tools that will be need during the clean up. Please bring what you are able to help us get the job done!
Chain saws (fuel, oil, gauge, files, screwdriver, wrench, ear & eye protection)
Axe and or Hatchet
Rakes (hard and leaf)
Pitchforks will be of help
Brooms – Push & sweeping
5 gallon buckets (4)
Gentlemen of the 2nd Brigade:
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The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters sponsors the Captain Sally L Tompkins Chapter 2 OCR. Out ladies have put together a calendar of the “Men of the OCR” as a fund-raiser for their ongoing Tombstone Project. Learn more about their project by clicking on the image below.
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Color Guard –
We are providing the Colors for the below mentioned ceremony:
Katherine Mason Rowland Marker Dedication, Sunday September 11 at 2 PM. Please be there by 1:30 at the latest.
Location: Loudon Park Cemetery
3620 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229
There will be directional signage posted at the cemetery.
Some background information on her:
Katherine nursed at hospitals during the War in Virginia.
When the United Daughters of the Confederacy was born, Katherine helped form many Chapters in Virginia and Maryland. It was Katherine’s work that helped form the Virginia Division and was elected Division Historian for 1895. She was elected Corresponding Secretary General in 1896. She also served as Vice President for the Board of Managers in Maryland. She was a noted author on her ancestors George Mason and editing the first edition of Minor’s “The Real Lincoln”. She was an unreconstructed Confederate lady.
This cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the South with statuary that is outstanding.
Many dignitaries from UDC General, Division, and Chapter levels will be attending. There will also be another Color Guard, The Harry Gilmor Camp of Baltimore, representing Maryland at this event. All are welcome at this event.
I need to know who is coming so that all needed equipment and flags are there.
The August 2016 issue of the Old Dominion Voice, edited by Travis Toombs, has been posted on the Virginia
This issue is very informative in contains information concerning the reunion and other happenings that membership may find interesting.