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Saturday - January 22, 2011 Georgia Secession Re-enactment



On January 19th, 1861 Representatives from the State of Georgia voted to secede from their union with other States of the united States of America in the Legislative Chambers of the old Capitol in Milledgeville.

January 19th is also the birth date of General Robert E. Lee. The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is sponsoring an event commemorating both events in the exact same Legislative Chambers on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011.

This will be the kick-off event of the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of War Between the States.

The program will be the reenactment of the speeches by 5 of the main speakers at the 1861 Convention—Alexander S Stephens, Robert Toombs, Thomas Cobb, Eugenius Nisbett, and Hershel Johnson--and focuses on the issues each representative brought to the debate. The performance will last 30-40 minutes and will end with a very dramatic conclusion.

For those who are able, we will congregate at the old Governor’s Mansion at the corner of W. Hancock Street and Clark Street between 10 A.M. and 10:40 A.M. At exactly 10:45 A.M. we will march down W. Hancock Street (basically Milledgeville’s main street) to Jefferson Street and the entrance to the old Capitol building. Everyone is invited to march. Period uniforms and flags are encouraged. Patriots in wheelchairs are encouraged to participate if they are able.
Your opportunity to participate will not happen again.


Saturday - February 19, 2011 - Montgomery, AL

Jefferson Davis Inauguration, SesquiCentennial Event With Parade

It's time to mark your calendar for the SCV Sesquicentennial Event to be held in Montgomery, AL on Saturday February 19, 2011. It starts at 12 Oclock Noon. Be there early to get in position for the parade. This event will feature a parade up Dexter Avenue to the Alabama State Capitol Building, a re-enactment of the in of President Jefferson Davis, and a selection of speakers at the Capitol Building. Just like what was done for the Flag Rally in 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina, and for the CSS Hunley Crew Funeral in Charleston in 2004, it is IMPERATIVE that this event be well attended. We must show the world that we will not permit the History and Heritage of the Confederacy to be forgotten and unobserved during the Sesquicentennial.

It is up to us to see that this history is remembered and portrayed in the correct way, so start planning your visit to Montgomery! While you are here, there is much more to see as well, and all within easy walking distance, or minutes from the Capitol, such as the first White House of the Confederacy, and the military museum in the Alabama Archives across the street from the Capitol building. Come see where secession began, the first Capitol of the Confederacy. Organize vans and buses to facilitate transportation for as many as possible! We will show the world that we remember our Confederate Heroes!










June 14, 2014 Sesquicentennial Memorial Services - Lt. General Leonidas Polk.

 The Leonidas Polk Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans of Smyrna, Georgia and St. Hilda's Anglican Catholic Church of Atlanta will host a day of remembrance of the warrior-priest who gave his life defending the homes, churches, and families of the Southland. Leonidas Polk was the first Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana and founder of the University of the South (located at Sewanee, Tennessee).

The Memorial Service for Lt. General Leonidas Polk will be held atop Pine Mountain in Cobb County, Georgia10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at St. Hilda’s Anglican Catholic Church, Atlanta, Georgia

The service is held at the place where the Bishop-General was killed by an artillery shell fired under the personal orders of General William T. Sherman that day. On the day after the Bishop-General's death, Sherman sent a telegram to Abraham Lincoln that read "We killed Bishop Polk yesterday and have made good progress today."  Polk was the last Anglican Bishop to be killed in combat. Bishop-General Polk was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and was a commissioned a General by President Jefferson Davis at the outbreak of the War Between the States.

The morning service will be held at the marble obelisk put up on the spot he died by the men of Lieutenant General Polk's Confederate Army Corps, Army of Tennessee.  Re-enactors are invited to help with the firing party to conclude the ceremony.

Directions: The site is located at Mr. Fred Bentley, Sr.'s property.  If you are using a website map, the closest address is Mr. Melvin Dishong's: 1437 Beaumont Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia. The site can be reached by taking I-75 to Barrett Parkway. Turn west and cross Cobb Parkway (US Highway 41) proceeding onto Stilesboro Road. Turn right on Stilesboro and head north.  Beaumont Drives is a "T" intersection with Stilesboro to the south. It comes off between the intersections of Pine Mountain Circle (to the east) and Duxbury Lane (to the west). Proceed on Beaumont Drive to the historical marker, park and walk into the site. The site is about 300 feet from the road. Watch out for poison ivy!

That evening, St. Hilda's Anglican-Catholic Church of Atlanta will hold a service in the style of the Church in 1864. A mass will be conducted by Father John Roddy of Marietta, rector of the Church and a member of the Leonidas Polk Camp, SCV.  The service will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The Church will display relics from the Bishop-General in the form of splinters of wood from his field communion chest. St. Hilda's is located at 414 North Highland Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. The website of the church is: The Church's phone number is: 404/584-6353.  Donations will be gratefully accepted.

For further information contact  Martin K. O'Toole, Lt. General Leonidas Polk Camp #1446, Smyrna, Georgia






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