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Confederate Heritage Month – Minutes 11 – 15

16 Apr

by Calvin Johnson

Day – 11 Confederate Heritage Month Minute Richard R. Kirkland was the fifth son of John and Mary Vaughn Kirkland. He was born near Flat Rock, Kershaw District, South Carolina in August 1843. His parents were worthy people whose patriotic roots went back to the Revolutionary War. It is written that the Kirkland’s sent four sons to fight for South Carolina during the War Between the States.

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Day – 12 Confederate Heritage Month Minute At Hermann Park in Houston, Texas is a monument to man who is called interesting to Texas history. It has been a hundred years since the people of Houston, Texas honored Major W. (Dick) Dowling with a 8 foot Italian Marble Statue.

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Day – 13 Confederate Heritage Month Minute Our school children should know about Santos Benavides who was born on November 1, 1823, in Loredo, Texas. Benavides was an descendant of Tomas Sanchez de la Barrera y Garza , who founded the city of Loredo. Benavides was the highest ranking Mexican-American soldier to serve in the Confederate States of America military. He served as captain of the 33rd Texas Cavalry, which was also known as Benavides’ Regiment, before he was promoted to Colonel in 1863.

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Day – 14 Confederate Heritage Month Minute On August 10, 1905, Amos Rucker, a ex-Confederate soldier and proud member of the United Confederate Veterans, died in Atlanta, Georgia. His friends of the UCV had previously bought a grave site and marker for he and his wife Martha who had limited income. Amos Rucker was one of many thousands of Black Southerners who fought for the South during the War Between the States.

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Day – 15 Confederate Heritage Month Minute Robert E. Lee, a man whose military tactics have been studied world wide, was an American soldier, educator, Christian gentlemen, husband and father.

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Source: http://confederateheritagemonth.com/

Updates

Augusta, Confederate Memorial Day Service – April 17 THIS SERVICE IS IN HONOR OF THE BRAVE CONFEDERATE AMERICANS IN

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Whitfield County Confederate Memorial Service – April 24 April 24: 2:00 pm Whitfield County Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Dalton Confederate Cemetery, speaker to be announced.

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 Murray County – Confederate Memorial Day – April 17 April 17: 10:00 am Murray County Confederate Memorial Day Service at New Prospect Church Cemetery on Hwy 225 south of Spring Place, guest speaker is Martha Locke, former preside nt of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

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Day – 15 Confederate Heritage Month Minute Robert E. Lee, a man whose military tactics have been studied world wide, was an American soldier, educator, Christian gentlemen, husband and father.

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Day – 16 Confederate Heritage Month Minute John Stith Permberton, the inventor of Coca Cola, fought for the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Pemberton rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the 3rd Georgia Cavalry at the end of the war.

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