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2020 Capt. Wirz Memorial Service, Andersonville, GA

The 45th annual Capt. Henry Wirz Memorial Service will be held in the town of Andersonville, GA on Sunday afternoon, November 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 

The Service is sponsored annually by the Alexander H. Stephens SCV Camp 78 in Americus, GA.  The public is invited to attend.  In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Service will be held in the Village Hall in Andersonville.

 

Capt. Wirz was the Commandant of Andersonville Prison Camp in 1864-1865.  He was arrested after the War, taken to Washington, D. C, and tried before a Military Tribunal.  In a Trial that lasted several months and has been called the most Unfair Trial in American History by several historians, he was found guilty and hung on November 10, 1865.  He was found guilty of murdering 13 Yankee prisoners, although no prisoner’s body NOR a single name of a victim was ever produced.  After the hanging, the Yankees cut up his body, and exhibited the bones about the country.  In 2020 there are still some of his bones that are on public exhibit in a Maryland Museum.

 

The Camp 78 Honor Guard (Muckalee Guards) and Mr. Robert Coleman’s Anderson Battery Artillery Unit will participate in the Service.  John Carroll is the Camp 78 Commander.

 

Guest Speaker for the Service will be Mrs. Lunelle McCallister of Temple Terrace, Florida.  She is the wife of well known attorney David McCallister.  Mrs. McCallister is very active in the Florida Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a number of other Southern Heritage organizations.

 

 

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Wirz Monument
~See maps below~ The service is located at the Wirz memorial,  not the andersonville cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Confederate Memorial

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____General’s Orders

____BE THERE !  , BE SQUARE !

MARION DRAGOONS CHAPTER 2311

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY

INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL SERVICE &

HEADSTONE DEDICATION HONORING

ALL CONFEDERATE VETERANS

LAID TO REST

IN EVERGREEN CEMETERY

300 NW 8TH STREET

OCALA, FLORIDA

Saturday, APRIL 25, 2020

2:00PM

The Florida Memorial Wall will be on display,

thanks to the Jubal Early camp, SCV 556.  

The honored guest speaker will be

AOT Commander Jason Boshers

 

 

There are 12 CSA headstones that are marking the previously

unmarked graves of Confederates that will be dedicated at this ceremony.

{‘click’ Map below to open for the cemetery location}

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Capt Wirz – Martyr for the South

APRIL 14th, 2020 (2nd Tuesday)
 is  CAMP #741’s NEXT  MEETING – 
(back in the Lady Lake Library)
History Presentation is:
“ANDERSONVILLE POW Camp” – 
The Union ‘mock-show’ trial of Confederate
Captain Heinrich Hartmann Wirz, who was
Murdered by the Union Government   !
Yankee ‘History’
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Evergreen Cemetery Preservation

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_____Honor and Duty

Saturday, March 28th, 2020.

“EVERGREEN CEMETERY  PRESERVATION  PROJECT

(in conjunction with) the  City  of   OCALA !

Camp #741  &  UDC  Chapter #2311  have been involved in this City of Ocala PROJECT

since  2013 –  our  Duty  of  Honor  &  Respect   –  is for our ancestry & heritage !

 This will be our regular clean up & including several “Confederate Headstone” settings…..

Starts  at  8:00  a.m.  til  noon…….

 

come for a few hours

& sanctify our Confederate Heroes !

~ Click the Image below to Open the Map~

Heritage Day – ‘Baker House’

Saturday, March 21st, 2020……..

BAKER  HOUSE  “HERITAGE  DAY”

@  Baker House & grounds !

 { located on highway #44-A, see map below,

One mile east of Brownwood, in The ‘Villages’ }

               

Starts at 10:00 a.m.  until  about  3:00 p.m.

 (COLOR GUARD WILL POST COLORS @ Opening) !

 

We will go in Friday evening & set up  tents/tarps/tables  & be ready for Saturday Opening!

SCV Camp #741 along with  UDC Chapter #2311  are  hosting  this  YEARLY FAMILY EVENT !

 

Soldiers & all participants are asked to join us  for this fun & interesting FAMILY DAY event – – –

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Officer’s Call – March 14th, 2020

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Saturday, March 14th, 2020….. 

“SCV Camp 741”  “officer’s call” 

(meeting open for everyone)

– all are asked to attend –

Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.

Location is Perkins Restaurant  in  Lady Lake, right on highway #441 in The Villages……

Dress is casual,  meeting called by 

SCV 741 Camp Commander  Paul Skinner.

 

This is a very important meeting & contains vital info for the rest of 2020 !

`Click image below for map of restaurant location~

SCV141 March 2020 Meeting

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For the CAUSE

CAMP  #741  Monthly  Meeting

for   MARCH  10th,   2020

Lady Lake  MAIN  LIBRARY Building

 

Camp 741 monthly meeting on – -MARCH 10th,  2020  (second Tuesday)  at – – –

 Location of meeting for the month of  MARCH  only  !!!

“OXFORD   MEMORIAL   BUILDING”

3779 County Road #203

(off highway # 301, Oxford, Fl.)

POT LUCK  eats – bring something light to eat….

Ladies & families are welcome

dress code is casual….

Social  begins  at  5:15 p.m.

Meeting starts at 6:15 p.m.

History Program presented by Professional Historian,  MARK  CARTWRIGHT !!! )

After  1865 – “CONFEDERADOS in  BRAZIL,  SOUTH AMERICA”,

‘Festa Confederata/Confederare Party in Americana (Brazil)’…

THIS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OF “WBTS” KNOWLEDGE

of  OUR  SOUTHERN  ANCESTRAL  HERITAGE !