SCV - Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp 1655

Events and Service


Jonesboro Memorial
The camp in cooperation with the Craighead County Historical society has established a memorial on the grounds of the Craighead County Courthouse honoring the 2 Confederate and 7 Federal fighting men who died there and have since gone unhonored.

Two of our compatriots, Randal Gerdes and Gabby Gathright, presented a living history demonstration at a local school. The students also got to examine war relics, soldier items, and period medical equipment.

The Five Smith Brothers
We will soon be putting up tombstones and holding a service for the five Smith brothers. All of them served Arkansas and the Confederacy.

Confederate Memorial Day
The Camp honored 19 area veterans at 6 different cemeteries. Family members of some of the veterans were on hand. Private William M. Loudermilk, the oldest Arkansas Confederate when he died at 104 was one of the soldiers honored.

Columbus Battlefield Letters
The camp recently discovered several Civil War letters written by Confederate soldier Willoughby Dorrion during his service. Copies of these letters were presented to the park historian at Columbus, KY. The letters may contain hitherto unknown information about the battlefield and we hope they will assist them in their ongoing efforts to preserve and interpret the site.

Upcoming Events for 1997

March	15		(O) Gen. Patrick Cleburne Birthday Memorial Service, Helena, AR
March 22 (O) 7th AR Drill/Training Camp, Craighead Forest Park, Jonesboro, AR
April 4-6 *** 135th Anniversary Reenactment, Battle of Shiloh, TN
April 12-13 (O) Reenactment, Ft. Pillow, TN
May 3-4 *** Annual Living History Weekend, Smithville, AR (7TH AR EVENT)
May 17-18 (O) Reenactment, Sacramento, KY
May 26 Memorial Day Tribute, Prairie Grove Battlefield
June 7-8 Confederate Weekend, Prairie Grove Battlefield
June 7-8 *** Living History Weekend, Hardy, AR (7TH AR EVENT)
June 14 Hughey's Battery hourly cannon firing, Prairie Grove Battlefield
June 19-20 Artillery School, Prairie Grove Battlefield
June 22 (O) Confederate Memorial Service/Monument Dedication, Ponotoc, MS
July 4-6 (O) Reenactment, Shelby Farms, Memphis, TN
July 12-13 4th Arkansas Infantry drill/living history, Prairie Grove Battlefield
July 12-13 (O) AECIS Camp/Tactical, Boone County, AR
August 9-10 4th Arkansas Infantry drill/living history, Prairie Grove Battlefield
August 16-17 Infantry School, Prairie Grove Battlefield
August 30-31 (O) Living History/Reenactment, Pittsfield, IL
Sept. 5-7 (O) Reenactment, Tunnel Hill, GA
Sept. 27 Annual Blue-Gray Day, Trapnall Hall, Little Rock 10am-7pm
Sept. 27 National Civil War in Cyberspace Conference, Public Library, Little Rock
Sept. 27-28 *** Reenactment, Battle of Briton's Lane, near Jackson, TN
Sept. 28 National Civil War in Cyberspace Conference, Little Rock (repeat)
Oct. 3 Confederate Ghost Walk, Rose Hill Cemetery, Harrison, AR
Oct. 4 4th Arkansas Infantry drill/living history, Prairie Grove Battlefield
Oct. 5 UNKNOWN CONFEDERATE SOLDIER INTERMENT, White Sulphur Springs Cem., Pine Bluff
Oct. 10-12 *** 2nd Annual Reenactment, Jacksonport State Park, AR
Oct. 16-18 Junction City, Arkansas; living history event
Oct. 24-26 *** Reenactment, Springhill, TN
Nov. 21-23 (O) Reenactment, Adairsville, GA

This web page authored by Mark Gerdes.
Last updated April 7, 1997. Page and all contents Copyrightę 1996, 1997 by SCV Camp #1655, Jonesboro, Arkansas.