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Border Patrol Volume 5, Issue 5
MAY 24, 2017
Lee-Bourland Camp 1848
Well, May has just about come and gone. It
started off with a bang.
Bonham Texas Heritage Days. The weather was
great. The people were friendly. And the Bar-B-
Que was excellent. The V.A. hospital there
always encourages the patients that can, to get
out and go down town to see the activities. It’s
always a good feeling to talk with veterans. And
of course our booth is there promoting the Sons
of Confederate Veterans. Always a conversation
starter. Sure we had a couple of crowd pleasing
shoot outs. It always helps to have the smell of
gun powder in the air, to start talking about
That same weekend, Jefferson Texas Civil War
Days takes place. We had people there also.
Jefferson is one of the “big” re-enactments in
northeast Texas. I recommend it to any one that
can put the date, time & effort to get there. You
will not be disappointed.
Civil War Days at Frontier Village Denison, Texas
is a two day event. The schools in the area send
bus loads of kids on Friday. That’s when you
learn what being a “living history” is all about.
From 9 AM to 3:15 PM it’s groups of 8 to 15 kids
gathering around and expecting you to inform
them with something exciting. The “ War
Between the States “ contributes to that very
well. A few stories, some hands on with
uniforms, pistols & muskets and you got a “Living
History Presentation”. And it really helps if you
have a mountain howitzer firing off five times
during all this.
It was a shame, but the weather rained the
Saturday presentations right into the lake.
Saturday was a complete bust. Parents just don’t
venture out for a Saturday event in the rain &
Summer is a few days away. So, Let’s go SCV.
Have a safe Memorial Day !
Jun 2-4 SCV TX Division Reunion Ft. Worth, TX
Governor Samuel W. T. Lanham Camp #586 Weatherford, Texas
Texas Division Sons of Confederate Veterans
2017 Annual Reunion Radisson Hotel, 2540 Meacham Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76106
June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Jun 24 Confederate Memorial Day / Susan Hathaway guest speaker /
Host: Oklahoma SCV Col. Jackson F. Mc Curtain Camp # 513
Where: Calvary Free Will Baptist Church 3730 N. Porter Norman, OK
What: Spaghetti & Meatballs meal, then the program
When: Meal starts at 6 PM
How Much: $ 15 per person
Jul 18- 23 SCV National Reunion Memphis, TN
Join us in Memphis, TN–July 18-23, 2017 for the SCV Reunion
Gathering at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in downtown.
Hotel: Sheraton Downtown Memphis
250 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
The Battle of Altamaha Bridge (The only Confederate victory against Sherman’s March to the Sea) The Battle of Altamaha Bridge, also known as the Battle for the Doctortown Railroad Trestle, was an American Civil War engagement fought December 19, 1864, in Wayne County, Georgia, during Sherman's March to the Sea. The Confederate victory temporarily prevented Federal forces from destroying a vital railroad bridge during Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's siege of Savannah, keeping open Confederate supply lines to the city.
On December 1, 1864, the Georgia Militia Fourth Brigade under Brig. Gen. H.K. McKay arrived in Wayne County to prepare a defense of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad bridge over the Altamaha River. The Confederates built earthworks on the north bank of Morgan's Lake, which was bisected by the railroad and located just north of the river. On the southern side of the river, two 32-pounder rifled guns were mounted at Doctortown (also spelled Doctor Town), to sweep the bridge if attacked. A light gun mounted on an engine supported two companies of Confederate militia at Morgan's Lake.
On December 16, General Sherman, stalled outside Savannah, sent Union troops to destroy the railroad from the Ogeechee River all the way to the bridge. A brigade of Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's cavalry under Col. Smith D. Atkins attacked the bridge and destroyed trestlework past Morgan's Lake, but was unable to capture the bridge or seize the Confederate battery at Doctortown on December 19. The Federals withdrew to the Ogeechee River.
A historical marker (U.S. 301 on the north
side of the river) stands near the location
of the Confederate victory. Today,
Doctortown is adjacent to the site of the
world's largest pulp mill plant, owned by
the Rayonier Company. Rayonier controls
access to the Doctortown Park battle site
west of the railroad trestle, and
permission is required to visit the site.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Georgia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman%27s_March_to_the_Sea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_Army https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_General https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_General https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_T._Sherman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_T._Sherman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah,_Georgia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigadier_General https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=H.K._McKay&action=edit&redlink=1 https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=H.K._McKay&action=edit&redlink=1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_and_Gulf_Railroad_(1856%E2%80%9379) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_and_Gulf_Railroad_(1856%E2%80%9379) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamaha_River https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_Army https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Army https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogeechee_River https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigade https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judson_Kilpatrick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judson_Kilpatrick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_D._Atkins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_D._Atkins
I could not find a drawing or picture of the 1864 bridge. Current bridge was built in 1914.
Looks like the Georgia SCV are not going to forget that battle victory.
Pictures and story courtesy of Wikipedia and the internet.
Members and Their Confederate Ancestor
Ansley, Reynolds: Pvt David Andrew Johnson Co K 39 th
Armstrong, Chad & Charles: Col Jms G Bourland TX Border Rgt 8 th Cv Red River of TX
Cassidy, Bill: (Fthr side) Pvt Hugh Cassidy Co F 26 th Inf SC
(Mthr side) Jerimiah Hurst 8 th Cv GA
Davis, Brian: Pvt Josiah Davis Brannen’s Co 12 th Wrght’s Cv State GDS GA
Dillard, Robert: Pvt Wm Reece Bourland Co H 9 th Cv TX
Dunbar, Thomas: Pvt Thomas Goodrich Dunbar Co B 14 th Inf TN
Epperson, Lloyd: Pvt Leander Molinton Epperson Co D 2 nd
Mntd Rifles AK
Fenner, Farrell: Pvt Houston Warren Roberts Co F 16 th Inf AL
Fenner, Jameson: Pvt Houston Warren Roberts Co F 16th Inf AL
Greenwood, Tracy: Pvt John Greenwood Co F Gano’s Brigade 30 th Cv Waco, TX
Hamilton, Gary: Pvt Jms Thomas Victory Co D 1 st WP Lane’s Partisan’s Rangers TX
Herman, James: Sgt Wm M Hermann Co G 6 th Inf AL
Johnson, Bill: 1 st Sgt George Thomas Johnson Co E 33
rd Cv TX
Johnson, Bob: 1 st Sgt George Thomas Johnson Co E 33
rd Cv TX
Johnson, Wayne: 1 st Sgt George Thomas Johnson Co E 33
rd Cv TX
Mann, Jerry: Pvt Alfred Mann Co A Fitzhugh Rgt 16 th Cv TX
McCain, Kyle: Pvt Wm Anderson McCain Co C 13 th Inf NC
Montgomery, Ronnie: 2 nd
Lt. John Calvin Montgomery, SR. 1 st Mntd Rifles TX
Peek, James: Pvt Jms W Peak Co F 8 th
Dibrell’s Cv TN
Reed, David: Pvt Rueben Blankenship Co