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The Semmes Camp held it's anuual Lee-Jackson Dinner on Saturday January 23rd in Farmington Hills Michigan.
The event was well attended and enjoyed by all.
A Confederate Heritage violation resulted in a SCV rally in Ironton Ohio on the Ohio River. On Saturday Sept
26, SCV members from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan & North Carolina marched to city hall to protest the exclusion
of the Confederate flag from the city Memorial Day parade.
Approximately thirty-five dedicated men, women & children marched in a day long rain storm to the steps of
city hall where the various Division Commanders spoke about the bravery & sacrifices of our Confederate ancestors. Our
Confederate ancestors were granted U.S. veteran status by an act of Congress in the 1950's, this status was ignored by parade
organizers. Darron Williams from the Semmes Camp attended to represent Michigan.
The Semmes Camp had a picnic hosted by Compatriot Gary Pike in Waterford Michigan.
There was a camp meeting followed by good conversation and good food, each member bringing a dish or two to pass.
Our thanks to the Pike's for hosting this event.
The Semmes Camp has purchased a third brick for the Confederate Memorial Park project at Point Lookout Maryland.
The brick will be inscribed with the name Joseph E. Phelps, a Private in Company G of the 47th North Carolina
Joseph E. Phelps, a collateral ancestor of Compatriot Darron Williams, enlisted March 5 1862. He was
wounded and captured at Petersburg VA. on Oct. 27 1864. He was imprisoned at Point Lookout MD on Oct. 31 1864.
The Semmes Camp has donated enough money to again purchase a brick, our second, for the Confederate
Memorial Park project at Point Lookout Maryland.
The brick will be inscribed with the name Furney F. Flowers, a Corporal with Company H of the 1st North
Furney F. Flowers, a collateral ancestor of camp member Darron Williams, enlisted on June 20 1861 &
was captured at Amelia Courthouse on April 3 1865. He was subsequently imprisoned at Point Lookout MD until released in June
Johnson's Island Ohio
Members of Admiral Raphael Semmes Camp 1321 honored Confederate dead at Johnson's Island
Ohio on Memorial Day, Monday May 25th. Confederate Battle Flags were placed at each grave.
The cemetery had many visitors throughout the day and the locals were very appreciative of our efforts.
Luncheon & Memorial Service
UDC Stars & Bars Chapter 2073 of Detroit held their annual brunch & memorial service,
on Sunday May 17 2009.
Semmes Camp members & guests were in attendance.
The next Semmes Camp meeting will be held on Saturday May 9th at 2 p.m. in Canton MIchigan. Contact us for information.
March 30 2009
The Semmes Camp has purchased a brick for the Confederate Memorial Park Project at Point Lookout Maryland.
Point Lookout was the largest Confederate prison camp during the War for Southern Independence.
The memorial brick will be inscribed with the name Thomas T. Grant, a Confederate soldier in Company H of the
22nd Virgina Infantry.
Thomas T. Grant was the first cousin of Union Commanding General Ulysses S. Grant.
Thomas T. Grant died as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout Maryland.
Thank you to the following camp members for their contribution to this effort:
Adam Gaines, Gary Stevens, Darron Williams, Stanley White, Bill Chambless.
Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and may be sent to camp commander Stanley White 520 East
Peninsula Ct. Oxford MI 48371.
Please make your check out to Admiral Semmes Camp 1321 & in your check memo field write in "Memorial
2009 Lee - Jackson Dinner Scheduled
Adm. Raphael Semmes SCV Camp 1321 will be hosting their annual Lee - Jackson Dinner on Saturday January
17 2009 in Farmington Hills Michigan. Please contact us for information.