Monthly Archives: May 2015

June Meeting Reminder

REMINDER: June, Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Camp #3000 Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3rd – Meeting 7:00 PM – (arrive by 6:00 if you wish to dine with members BEFORE the meeting)
WHERE: Anna’s Italian Restaurant, 7009 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111; Phone 804-730-7203 Home Page []

SPEAKER: Ross Kimmel and Michael Music

Topic: The book “I am Busy Drawing Pictures” The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser, CSA

book42They will be signing and selling copies of the book at the reduced price of $40.00. Checks should be made out to the Friends of the Maryland State Archives. Cash is OK too, but, we are not set up to take plastic. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Archives to recoup the cost of production. 86 color plates with explanatory narrative and Omenhausser’s wartime letters expertly edited. The book was recently named the runner up in the American Civil War Museum’s (formerly trading as the Museum of the Confederacy) biannual Founders Award.

May Newsletter

The May edition of “The First Shot” newsletter is now available.

Click on the image to download your copy today!ERFE_Volume1_Issue3_Page_1

Memorial Day

IMG_7834Commander Jimmy Creech and Karen Cooper presented wreaths at the Memorial Day Service at the Virginia War Memorial. Commander Creech presented the wreath on behalf of the camp; and Karen presented a wreath from the Friends of the SCV.

Additional photos can be found here.

Confederate Heritage Day

IMG_6668Our color guard presented the colors at the Confederate Heritage Day event at the old Chesterfield County Courthouse on Saturday, May 16, 3015. Compatriot Jim Tingle presented a wreath on behalf of the camp.

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Confederate Memorial Day

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The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Color Guard participated in this year’s Confederate Memorial Day service at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. Compatriot Jim Tingle presented a wreath on behalf of the camp.IMG_6288More photos of the Confederate Memorial Day service.

Smith Run Battle Monument Dedication

Members of the Virginia Flaggers, Army of Northern Virginia – Mechanized Cavalry, Edmund Ruffi Fire Eaters SCV Camp #300, and Capt. Sally L Tompkins OCR Chapter 2 Attended the monument dedication in Fredericksburg, VA.

ERFE MG_5578More photos can be found online here.