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L to R: Fred Preston, Thomas Anderson, Veterans Parade November 2014.

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August 2015

The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of  Confederate Veterans had their regular meeting, Monday August 10, 2015 at the Golden Corral in Lufkin.   Historian Barley Lenderman spoke to us on the various aspects of the Alabama/Coushatta Indians service to the Confederacy in the Civil War.  
    He spoke of the fact that approximately 141 Indians served first in Post, Arkansas with the Texas Cavalry then back to Texas where they served under Capt. Charles Bullock from Woodville.  The Indians were building boats and shipping supplies to our troops on the Gulf Coast  for General MacGruder.  They built about 100 boats 50' x 25' with two foot sides and transported food and supplies down the Trinity River.  The boats were made at Magnolia, a Trinity River port in Anderson County.  John Reagan owned a sawmill there and possibly cut the boards for the boats.
    The enlistment of a Texas Indian tribe in the war against the Union was very rare.  After the war, they were recognized by Texas Governors Francis R. Lubbock and Pendleton Murrah for their service.

September 2015Dr. Ed Domingue talk on Mansfield, LA  

 

    Dr. Ed Domingue gave the program entitled "The Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana.  This battle on April 8, 1864 was the ultimate battle in the Federal Red River Campaign.  After skirmishes and small battles throughout southern Louisiana in 1862 and 1863, the Union Army activated a plan to capture Shreveport, Louisiana and then enter Texas.  This would be accomplished by a land army of 30,000 troops and a large naval armada that would steam up the Red River, the two forces supporting one another.

    Opposing this force was a much smaller army of Louisanan's and Texans led by General Richard Taylor.  This confederate force was strengthened by the ongoing arrival of many Texas Cavalry units. The Yankees had been close to the Red River and thus had support from the war ships and their cannons, but they had moved away from the river when they approached Mansfield. The Rebels attached the Yankee army at Mansfield on April 8, 1864 achieving an overwhelming victory.  The Confederates pursued the retreating northern Army to Pleasant Hill, Louisiana and fought an intense battle the next day with terrible casualties on both sides.

     The Yankee army retreated from the battle with the Rebels in pursuit to Natchitoches and then Alexandria.  Eventually they were able to board the large fleet and escape down river to New Orleans.  This brought an end to any major fighting in Louisiana and spared Texas for the remainder of the war.  Back

October 2015

Marc Robinson talk on Parson's 12th Cavalry Reg.  

The speaker for October 12 was Marc Robinson, 2nd Lt. Cmdr., of the East Texas Brigade from Palestine, Texas.  Marc presented an interesting program covering the overall history of "Parsons' 12th Cavalry Regiment."  The 12th Cavalry Regiment (Parson's Mounted Volunteers) was organized with about 940 men in August 1861, by Colonel W. H. Parsons.   Most of the men were from Hempstead, Fairfield, Georgetown, Waxahachie and Ellis and Hill Counties.  This unit served in Hawes' and Steele's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department and skirmished the Federals in Arkansas and Louisiana.  During 1865 it was in Northern Texas guarding approaches from the Indian Territory.  The regiment was included in the surrender on June 2.  Its commanders were Colonel William H. Parsons, Lieutenant Colonels Andrew B. Burleson and John W. Mullen, and Majors Locklin J. Farrar and E. W. Rogers.

During the Civil War, Parson's Brigade earned the reputation as one of the finest mounted units serving in the Trans-Mississippi Department.  Much of its well deserved reputation resulted from the commanding fighting record of this cavalry regiment under the leadership of Colonel Parsons.  After the war, Parsons went to British Honduras with the idea of establishing a Confederate colony there, but soon returned to Houston, where he edited a newspaper...served as State Senator in 1870-71 representing Harris, Montgomery, Anderson, Henderson and Van Zandt counties.  In 1871 received an appointment from President Grant as United States Centennial Commissioner and moved to New York.

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November 9, 2015 

There was no formal program for the November Meeting.  Had election of officers for 2016, which are as follows:  Camp Commander: Thomas Anderson, 1st Lt. Cmdr: Larry Cawley, 2nd Lt. Cmdr: Hal Davis, Adjutant: Walter Bates, Chaplain: Ed Domingue, Historian: Kim Tullos, Sgt. at Arms, Quartermaster & Webmaster, Fred Preston.  

Larry Cawley was appointed as Chairman of the Program Committee

Membership Certificates and Confederate Pins were presented to four members pictured below:

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L to R: Larry Cawley, Ricky Barley, John Realph Pouland and Gary Antley receive their Membership Certificates.

Upcoming events include the following.   November 21, Trip to Mansfield, Louisiana to visit the battlefield there and also Pleasant Hill.   Also, On December 5, there will be a  Confederate Memorial Service at the Berry Cemetery for Corporal Robert "Kit" Barley.

It was a good meeting with members, prospective members and many of the wives of members present.  The next meeting will be January 11, 2016.  Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday.

November 21, 2015

A DAY TRIP TO THE LOUISIANA BATTLE GROUNDS - By 1ST LT. COMMANDER, LARRY CAWLEY
On a very damp and windy Saturday morning, four members of the Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234, Thomas Anderson, Ed Domingue, Walter Bates and Larry Cawley met at the Lufkin First Baptist Church and carpooled to Keatchie, DeSoto Parrish, Louisiana to visit the Confederate Memorial Cemetery. On the way we passed the old Keatchie College which was used for a hospital for the wounded in the Battle of Mansfield. This cemetery is located on LA 172 West, one mile from the crossroads at Keatchie. At the cemetery there are graves with just bricks covering them, several with "Unknown" on the headstones a few have names. There are are markers erected there with information about the history of the site. 

Only structure left at Pleasant Hill, used as a hospital after battle   Graves Covered by bricks

     Next we traveled into Mansfield, Louisiana and to the old cemetery. Here we saw a monument of a mass grave for unknown soldiers of the battle. We also located several marked headstones of Confederate veterans. After this we drove out to the Mansfield Battle Grounds and Museum. Here we viewed a short movie, then toured the museum and battle grounds. There are several nice markers on these grounds. An overview of the battle is that the Union forces under the leadership of Major General Nathaniel P Banks and Confederate forces led by Major General Richard S Taylor would meet up here on April 8, 1864. General Taylor set up a defensive position just below Mansfield near Sabine Crossroads. General Banks forces made contact with and dealt the Confederate Calvary most of the day, in late afternoon, although outnumbered, General Taylor decided to attack the Union forces. In doing so they pushed General Banks' Union troops back about 3 miles. About 6:00 PM a 3rd Union Division met General Taylor's attack and fought for about an hour. During this battle, General Mouton was killed. After dark the Union forces withdrew to the south. They estimated the losses to be, Union-113 killed, 581 wounded, 1541 captured, loss of 20 cannons, 156 wagons, 1000 mules and horses killed or captured.  About 1000 Confederates killed or wounded.
     Following our visit to the Mansfield Battle Grounds and Museum, we took a lunch break, then traveled on to the Pleasant Hill Battle Grounds. There are many informative markers at this site. Once the Union forces had retreated to this area they dug in and early in the day of April 9, 1864 General Taylor moved his troops to Pleasant Hill in hopes of finishing off the Union forces. They attacked at 5:00 PM and at first it looked like Confederate forces led by General Churchill would rout the Union forces, but the Union forces counterattacked forcing the Confederates to retreat. Although General Banks' forces won this battle they retreated out of the area, ending his hopes of taking Shreveport Louisiana. Pleasant Hill was the last major battle in the Red River Campaign.        

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December 5, 2015 

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL SERVICE

December 5, 2015 - 10 AM, Berry Cemetery Moffett Rd., 842

CPL ROBERT "KIT" BARLEY

WELCOME: COMMANDER, THOMAS ANDERSON

OPENING PRAYER; CHAPLIN, ED DOMINGUE

POST COLORS: RICKY BARLEY & JIMMY CLEVELAND

PLEDGE TO THE FLAGS: COMPATRIOT, HAL DAVIS

THE CHARGE: ADJUTANT, WALTER BATES

SCV MEMBERS & THEIR ANCESTORS: CMDR ANDERSON

CPL ROBERT BARLEY LIFE HISTORY: JOANN ANDERSON

NACOGDOCHES UNITED DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY

UNVEILING MONUMENT MARKER; COMPATRIOTS 

RICKY BARLEY AND JIMMY CLEVELAND

RIFLE SALUTE: CHAPLIN, ED DOMINGUE, COMPATRIOTS, 

RICKY BARLEY, RAYMOND VANN & WALTER BATES

RETIRE COLORS; RICKY BARLEY & JIMMY CLEVELAND

DIXIE; COMPATRIOT, HAL DAVIS


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Members and Guests Present at the Grave Marker Dedicaton for Cpl. Robert "Kit" Barley.


Robert *Kit* Barley was born 1837 in Tennessee.  He longed for the adventures of Texas and was found on an 1860 census married to the beautiful Emily Delaney, daughter of Charles H. Delaney from Mississippi and Frances VanClive from Kentucky. Mr. Delaney and his family witnessed the fall of the Alamo, the victory at San Jacinto in 1836 and the war with Mexico in 1846. 
   Texas at last was truly free from Mexico and had brought to the United States an enormous dowry of land.  But Sam Houston was uneasily aware that an issue even larger than the war with Mexico was looming.
   Shortly after Robert *Kit* Barley and Emily married, the war between the states known as the Civil war beckoned him to join.  Kit mustered at Galveston, Texas, August 20, 1861 for the war that lasted four years and took the lives of over 660,000.
      For forty-six days the men of his regiment faced daily shelling from land-based artillery and nightly bombardment from the fleet of Union mortar barges anchored in the Mississippi River.  The Confederate defenders of Vicksburg surrendered on July 4, 1863, when the prospect of starvation became imminent.
   Barley*s Regiment became a part of the POW exchange program and was released July 7, 1863 with a promise they would not take up arms against the USA.  It was well-known that every Confederate solider that signed the oath went back to their regiment and continued to fight. It took a while for Kit*s Regiment to get back to Galveston but they did.  Kit ended his war career and was released February 16, 1865 at Galveston, Texas
   In the process of applying for Kit*s marker we needed a death date.  So I went to the Angelina County Tax Roll.  Robert *Kit* Barley paid his last taxes in 1893 so that*s the date we put on his marker.
   Weeks later, I found a Homestead Exemption Land Grant to Robert Barley at the General Land Office in Austin, Texas.  This was a "Lucky Find."  In 1879 Robert "Kit" Barley was awarded 160 acre Homestead on the beautiful Angelina River.  It was 14 miles from Homer that included two surveys and a map of the land that showed the original signature of Robert Barley in one place and he signed Kit Barley in another.  OVERVIEW: By Jo Ann Anderson, Henry C. Hancock Nacogdoches United Daughters of the Confederacy

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January 11, 2016

Meeting called to order by Cmdr. Thomas Anderson, who then gave the opening prayer.  Preston led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag, Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had a role call of honor.  Members attending were Thomas Anderson, Jimmy Cleveland, John Ralph Pouland, Raymond Vann, Hal Davis, Ricky Barley, Ed Domingue, Larry Cawley, Fred Preston, Jimmy Freeman, Jr. and Walter Bates.

Cmdr. Thomas  Anderson called Raymond Vann, Hal Davis and Ed Domingue to the front. Adjutant Walter Bates officially installed them as members of Camp 2234 and then Cmdr. Thomas Anderson presented them their membership certificate and  confederate lapel pin.


L to R: Raymond Vann, Hal Davis, Ed Domingue and Cmdr. Thomas Anderson.

At this time our speaker, Jonathan Gerland talked about the History Center in Diboll and the records they have.  Many records are about the timber industry and history and the history of local railroads.  They also have records of local citizens and their participation in WWII .  They have many old records of schools, industry etc.  If you have ancestors that lived in this area you should check out the Diboll History Center for more information.


Jonathan Gerland, Diboll History Center

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February 8, 2016

Cmdr Thomas Anderson opened the meeting and called on Chaplain Ed Dominique to give the prayer.  Fred Preston then led the group in the pledges to the American Flag, the Texas Flag and the Confederate Flag.  Walter Bates then read the Charge.  This was followed by the role call of honor.

Members attending were:Thomas Anderson, Walter Bates,Ricky Barley, Larry Cawley, Gary Antley, Hal Davis, Jimmy Cleveland, Hilory Pouland, John Ralph Pouland, Raymond Vann, Jimmy Freeman, Jr., Ed Domingue and Fred Preston.  All told there were 26 in attendance.

Anderson called Hilory Pouland and Jimmy Freeman, Jr. to the front.  Adjutant Walter Bates officially installed them as members of Camp 2234 and Commander Thomas Anderson presented their membership certificates and Confederate lapel pin.


L to R:Adjutant Walter Bates, new members Hillory Pouland and Jimmy Freeman, Jr., Cmdr. Thomas Anderson

Two changes in the meeting schedule were recommended and approved.  We will start meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and we will be at the other end of Golden Corral in a larger meeting room.  

At this time Past Commander of the Texas Division, Johnnie Holley, Camp Commander of the 8th Texas Brigade, Dennis Brand, Reta Brand and Norma Holley from the Captain James P. Douglass Camp #124 in Tyler, presented programs on camp procedures which included organization, officer duties, awards and the Order of the Confederate Rose.

Don't forget the change from the 2nd Monday to the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

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March 8, 2016

The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their regular meeting, Tuesday, March 8th at Golden Corral in Lufkin.

Chaplain, Dr. Ed Domingue led the camp in prayer. Commander Anderson led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.

Barley Lenderman, Hayden Barley and Ernest Rowe were officially installed as members of the Camp. Chaplain Dr. Ed  Domingue conducted the ceremony and Commander Thomas Anderson presented their membership certificates and Confederate lapel pin.

Also, Thomas Anderson presented Camp officer pins to Adjutant, Walter Bates and Chaplain, Dr. Ed Domingue.


L to R:Adjutant Walter Bates; Chaplain, Ed Dominigue; New Members, Hayden Barley, Ernest Rowe and Barley Lenderman; Cmdr. Thomas Anderson

At this time, Adjutant, Walter Bates explained the procedure for new members coming into the Camp. A new member must have a Lone Star Defender Camp 2234 sponsor. The Camp takes a votes. Yes or No by a show of hands.  If a person is not recommended by a Lone Star Defender Camp member he can come to two meetings then that person will not come to the next meeting so the Camp can vote by secret ballot to reject or accept. The person will be called and told of the results by the Commander, Thomas Anderson or Camp Officer.

The Camp voted to accept Greg Sanches into the camp March 8th by a show of hands. His sponsor was Commander, Thomas Anderson.

At this time, our speaker Jerry Don Watt presented a program on General Tom Green in the Red River Campaign.


Speaker: Jerry Don Watts

A short overview of the program: General Tom Green’s brigade of seven small regiments of cavalry was ordered in the spring of 1863 to Louisiana to harass the invading Yankees. They were probably the most individualistic soldiers in the Confederate army of individualistic personalities. As one of the troopers would later write, “I was a free man before I became a soldier.” The Texans took great pride in their lack of uniform dress. They would have made a Missouri guerrilla band look like well groomed and highly disciplined British Grenadiers.

Our speaker for the April 12, 2016 meeting is J. Pat Baughman from Hemphill, Texas. He will present a program on Scottish Immigrants Involved in Texas History.

Meeting adjourned with prayer by Chaplain, Dr. Ed Domingue.      

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April 12, 2016

Chaplain, Dr. Ed Domingue led the camp in prayer and Fred Preston, Sergeant at Arms led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.

John Hillman and his wife Kathy from Newton were our special guests. Mrs. Hillman is the Texas Division President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Mr. Hillman is the Adjutant for the Newton Camp.

We had a record turnout of twenty-eight that included family and friends. Camp members present were Thomas Anderson, Jimmy Cleveland, Greg Sanches, Maverick Murray, Fred Preston, John Ralph Pouland, Barley Lenderman, Ed Domingue, Gary Antley, Hayden Barley, Walter Bates, Larry Cawley, Raymond Vann, Kim Tullos, Matt Haggard, Jimmy Freeman and Hal Davis.Since our camp is growing, Raymond Vann made a motion to change the meeting place to Lufkin Barbecue starting with the May 10th meeting. The motion was seconded by Larry Cawley and passed by a show of hands.

At this time, Second Lieutenant Commander, Hal Davis explained the Awards Program and Raymond Vann gave a short speech on camp building and responsibilities of camp members.

.J. Pat Baughman gave a program about Scottish Immigrants Involved in Texas History.

Our speaker for the May 10, 2016 meeting is Dr. Ed Domingue. He will give a book review of Jack Hinson’s One Man War a Civil War Sniper, authored by Lt Col Tom C McKenney, USMC. 

Chaplain, Ed Domingue closed the meeting in prayer.

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May 10, 2016

The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their regular meeting, Tuesday, May 10th at Lufkin Barbecue in Lufkin.
Chaplain, Dr. Ed Domingue led the camp in prayer and Fred Preston, Sergeant at Arms led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Adjutant, Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.

Compatriot, John Ralph Pouland made a motion to accept Tom Dunn as a new member of our camp. It was seconded by Compatriot, Ricky Barley and passed by a show of hands. His sponsor was Compatriot, Raymond Vann. At this time Greg Sanches was presented with his certificate by Adjutant Walter Bates and Commander, Thomas Anderson.

The following guests were introduced by Commander Anderson: Dr. Russell “Woody” Ingram, Joe Martin and Bob Little.

Camp members present were Thomas Anderson, Greg Sanches, Fred Preston, John Ralph Pouland, Barley Lenderman, Ed Domingue, Gary Antley, Hayden Barley, Walter Bates, Larry Cawley, Raymond Vann, Jimmy Freeman, Tom Dunn, Ricky Barley, Ernest Rowe, George Chandler and Matt Haggard.

Since we have new members, future plans are to take another field trip to the Battlefield of Mansfield, Louisiana. If interested, please contact Dr. Ed Domingue or Commander, Thomas Anderson.

Dr. Ed Domingue gave a book review of Jack Hinson’s One Man War a Civil War Sniper, authored by Lt. Col. Tom C. McKenney.


Ed Dominigue, Speaker

 

Mr. Stephen Dement from the Tyler camp is our speaker for Tuesday, June 14th meeting. He will present a program on Abraham Lincoln.

Mr. Dement holds three degrees from Baylor University: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctor. He has taught at The University of Texas at Tyler and owns and operates Landmark Title, Inc. and a real estate law practice. His background as a business owner and attorney has equipped him to bring practical experiences to the classroom as he discusses our government and economic system. His love of U.S. history is enhanced by the comprehensive American Freedom Museum on the Brook Hill Campus.

Family and friends are always welcome at our meetings

Chaplain, Ed Domingue closed the meeting in prayer.

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June 14, 2016 

 The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their regular meeting, Tuesday, June 14th at Lufkin Barbecue in Lufkin. 

Chaplain, Dr. Ed Domingue led the camp in prayer and Fred Preston, Sergeant at Arms led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Adjutant, Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.

The following guests were introduced by Commander Anderson: Steve Dement, Devin Costlow and Dr. Woody Ingram.

Camp members present were : Pictured below,  l to r: Greg Sanches, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy  Freeman, Barley  Lenderman, John Ralph Pouland, Walter Bates, Thomas Anderson, Hal Davis, Dr. Ed  Dominigue,  Fred Preston, Raymond Vann, Hayden Barley and Gary Antley.

Second Lt. Hal Davis presented the Lone Star Defenders with a Texas Division Camp Growth Award. We had the highest percentage growth in the 8th Brigade which includes 12 camps. This award was attributed to camp leadership, member participation and increasing from seven to 28 members. Also, Hal presented the Texas Division Silver Cross and certificate to Commander, Thomas Anderson in recognition for his meritorious service to the Texas Division.


H. Davis presenting Certificate and medal to Thomas Anderson, Camp Cmdr.

 We were honored to have Steve Dement from the Tyler camp. He gave a presentation on Abraham Lincoln.  Steve showed a side of Lincoln that we would never have suspected.  If you weren't there, you missed a good one.


Speaker: Steve Dememt

 Chaplain, Ed Domingue closed the meeting in prayer.

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July 12, 2016 

 The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their regular meeting, Tuesday, July 12th at Lufkin Barbecue in Lufkin. 

Commander Thomas Anderson led the camp in prayer and Fred Preston, Sergeant at Arms led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Adjutant, Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.

Camp members present were Fred Preston, Raymond Vann, Walter Bates, Gary Antley, Hal Davis, Hayden Barley, Ricky Barley, John Ralph Pouland, Barley Lenderman, Jimmy Cleveland, Matt Haggard, Ernest Rowe and Thomas Anderson.
New Business: The date of our next meeting (ONLY) will be the first Tuesday, Augusnd instead of the second Tuesday. Lufkin Barbecue closes the second Tuesday every August for vacations.
Adjutant, Walter Bates passed out Lifetime membership applications. He explained the pros and cons of a LTM and if interested mail your fees and application to Texas Division Adjutant, Cooper Goodson in Tyler before July 31st.
Second Lt. Hal Davis presented the following awards: Adjutant, Walter Bates received the Silver Cross in recognition of his meritorious service to the Lone Star Defenders. He’s done a great job as adjutant for the camp and is a charter member. 

Sgt at Arms/Quarter Master and Webmaster, Fred Preston received the Silver Cross in recognition of his meritorious service to the Lone Star Defenders. He has done a great job as webmaster and is a charter member of the camp.

Compatriot, Raymond Vann gave an interesting program about artillery shot from the Confederates hit the beehives in the front yard of the Roulette family and thousands of bees began to attack the Union soldiers.
Norma Holley from Tyler will be the speaker for August 2nd. She will give a program on Confederate Lady Spies.

 Adjourned

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August 2, 2016

The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their regular meeting, Tuesday, August 2nd at Lufkin Barbecue in Lufkin.

 Commander Thomas Anderson led the camp in prayer and led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Adjutant, Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.

Camp members present were Walter Bates, Hayden Barley, John Ralph Pouland, Jimmy Cleveland, Ed Domingue, Jimmy Freeman, Larry Cawley, Hal Davis and Thomas Anderson. Visitors: Norma Holly, Reta Brand, Jo Ann Anderson, Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Sandra Poland, and Terri Cawley.

 New Business: The next meeting will be our regular date the second Tuesday of each month. That will be September 13th.

 Thomas Anderson announced that the camp will have to elect a new Commander for 2017-2018. During his two years of leadership the camp has grown from five active members to 29. His last meeting as Commander will be November 2016.

 The camp voted on a new application for membership. Tero Selman sponsor was Hal Davis. A motion was made by Walter Bates and seconded by Larry Cawley and the vote was unanimous.

 Second Lt. Hal Davis presented the following awards: First Lt., Larry Cawley received the Bronze Cross in recognition of his meritorious service to the Lone Star Defenders. He’s done a great job as program chairman and has recruited new members.

Chaplain Dr. Domingue received the Bronze Cross in recognition of his meritorious service to the Lone Star Defenders. He has done a great job of giving programs for the camp and has planned out-of-town trips, plus he has recruited new members. Also, he presented a program for the Palestine camp.

Jo Ann Anderson received the Certificate of Appreciation from the General Headquarters Sons of Confederate Veterans for her contribution to the Lone Star Defenders Camp.

Norma Holley from the Tyler Camp gave a program on the Confederate Lady Spies.

Afterwards, Reta Brand gave a report on the 2016 Texas Reunion and gave out goodie bags that included the reunion program, lanyard, etc.

Adjourn

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September 13, 2016

The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their regular meeting, Tuesday, September 13th at Lufkin Barbecue in Lufkin.    Chaplain, Ed Domingue led the camp in prayer and Sgt at Arms, Fred Preston led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Adjutant, Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.   Camp members present were John Ralph Pouland, Ernest Rowe, Ricky Barley, Raymond Vann, Gary Antley, Grey Sanches, Walter Bates, Ed Domingue, Larry Cawley and Thomas Anderson. Visitors: Bob Little, Betty Preston, Andrew Harris and Bob Anderson.

 Thomas Anderson reminded the camp to elect a new Commander for years 2017-2018. His last meeting as Commander will be November 2016.

 Commander Thomas Anderson and Adjutant Walter Bates received their Life-time Membership Certificates and pins. Other camp members not present receiving Life-time Membership status are George Chandler, David Kammerling and Christopher Callas.

 Andrew Harris from the Palestine camp gave an interesting program on the Bravest of the Brave, James Keith and the Black Horse Calvary.   Mr. Harris had a display of selected items he had collected over a period of fifteen years of James Keith. They included his stirrups, binoculars, spurs, battle metals and ribbons. In reference to his extensive research, he found information verifying that James Keith loaned his binoculars to Stonewall Jackson during a scrimmage. Everyone agreed this was one of our best programs.

 

Adjourn

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October 11, 2016


The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their regular meeting, Tuesday, October 11th at Lufkin Barbecue in Lufkin.  Chaplain, Ed Domingue led the camp in prayer and Sgt at Arms, Fred Preston led the group in pledges to the American Flag, Texas Flag and Confederate Flag. Adjutant, Walter Bates read the Charge and then we had the roll call of honor.

 Camp members present were John Ralph Pouland, Ernest Rowe, Raymond Vann, Hayden Barley, Walter Bates, Ed Domingue, Bob Little, Fred Preston, Jimmy Freeman, George Chandler, Barley Lenderman, Greg Sanches, Hal Davis, Tom Dunn, Jimmy Cleveland, Maverick Murray, Larry Cawley and Thomas Anderson. Visitors: Sandra Pouland, Betty Preston, Bill O’Neil and Bob Anderson.

 The camp voted on a new application for membership. Bob Little’s sponsor was Dr. Ed Domingue. A motion was made by Raymond Vann and seconded by Hal Davis and the vote was unanimous.

Walter Bates presented a National Life-time membership to George Chandler and Camp membership to Tom Dunn and Jimmy Cleveland received his Texas Life-time Membership.

           

 Also, Commander Anderson accepted the National Dixie Club Certificate for the camp. It was awarded to him and the camp by the National Commander-In-Chief, Charles Kelly Barrow. He has been inducted into the Dixie Club for his superior efforts to recruit new members in the Sons of Confederate Veterans within the past years. This conscientious endeavor reflects great credit upon himself, his camp, and the entire Sons of Confederate Veterans.

 Bill O’Neil gave a program on the Gun Slingers in the Civil War. The program was all about the involvement of Texans in the Civil War.  Included in his presentation was an interesting story about Terry’s Texas Rangers

Adjourn

 

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>February 7, 2017 

> The SCV met at the Lufkin BBQ around 6 PM on Tuesday February 7, 2017.  We had a record turn out with 19 members and 6 guests, including the speakers.  Several new members were recognized, including,  Phil Medford, Jim Todd and Dwayne Howell.  Camp members present were: Larry Cawley, Commander, Tom Dunn, Hal Davis - 1st Lt. Cmdr., Kim Tullos, Fred Preston - Sgt. at Arms & Web Master, Jim Todd, Ernest Rowe, Dwayne Howell, Bob Little, Ed Domingue - Chaplin, Hayden Barley, Gary Antley, Walter Bates - Adjutant, Thomas Anderson - Past Commander, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Freeman, Greg Sanches, Barley Lenderman and Phil Medford.  Guests were: Glenn Davis and Terri Cawley.  Speaker and other guest from Tyler, Johnny Holley - ATM Cmdr and Speaker, Norma Holley, Dennis Brand - 8th Brigade Commander and Reta Brand.

Commander Larry Cawley called the meeting to order approximately 6:30 PM.  Ed Dominique, Chaplin, gave the invocation, then Fred Preston, Sgt at Arms, led the assemblage in the pledge to the American, Texas and Confederate Flags respectively.  Walter Bates talked briefly about Stephen Dill Lee who wrote the Charge and then Walter read the Charge.  The speaker, Johnnie Holley, added that Stephen Lee wrote a charge for the Ladies of the Confederacy, the Sons of the Confederacy and I believe one other, not just the one we read at each meeting.   It was also pointed out the Stephen Lee was not related to General Robert E. Lee.  Reading of the Charge was followed by the Roll Call of Honor.

The speaker, Johnnie Holley, talked about the SCV and things to watch out for to keep the Camp membership from declining.  Mentioned several camps that had lost as many as 30 members.  It was a very good talk and well received.  Dennis Brand also talked on the same subject.   Both Johnnie and Dennis attended an earlier meeting of our camp, approximately 2-3 years ago, when we only had  6 or 7 members.  The group this evening was very encouraging.

Hal Davis, 1st Lt. Cmdr, has programs lined up all the way thru October 2017.  The next meeting will be March 14, going back to the second Tuesday.

Larry Cawley adjourned the meeting about 8 PM.    [The program for March 14 will be Marc Robinson on Parson's Texas Cavalry Regiment]

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March 14, 2017

 The SCV met at the Lufkin BBQ on Tuesday March 14, 2017.  Those in attendance were: Barley Lenderman, Tom Dunn, John Pouland, Hayden Barley, Walter Bates - Adjutant, Fred Preston - Sgt. at Arms, Bob Anderson, Raymond Vann, Thomas Anderson - Past Commander, Jeff Anderson, Jimmy Cleveland, Terri Cawley (guest), Larry Cawley - Commander and Marc Robinson - Speaker.

Four new members have been added to the camp, Jim Todd, Dwayne Howell, Kevin Ragland and Richard Gresham (South Carolina).  Gresham and Ragland are both Life Members of SCV.

Commander Larry Cawley called the meeting to order and then gave the invocation.  Sgt. at Arms, Fred Preston, led the assemblage in the salutes to the United States Flag, the Texas Flag and the Confederate Flag.  Adjutant, Walter Bates read the charge.  At this time Commander Larry Cawley started the Roll Call of honor.

Adjutant Walter Bates commented that about 7 or 8 members have pledged $100 for the Confederate Museum.  Need a couple of hundred more. Can donate any amount of money.

The speaker, Marc Robinson, talked about his ancestors who went to Brazil at the end of the Civil War, they were called Confederados.  You can find more info on this subject here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederados  

The meeting was adjourned about 7:30 PM.

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Commander Larry Cawley on Mt. Zion

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April 11, 2017

The SCV met Tuesday April 11 at the Lufkin BBQ.  Those in attendance were Jimmy Cleveland, Hayden Barley, Betty Preston (Guest), Fred Preston - Sgt at Arms, Walter Bates - Adjutant, George Chandler, Maverick Murray, Bob Little, Ed Dominigue - Chaplain, Dwayne Howell, Greg Sandhes, Thomas Anderson - Past Commander, Jeff Anderson, John Pouland, Sandra Pouland (Guest), Barley Lenderman, Hal Davis - 1st Lt. Commander, Larry Cawley - Commander, Terri Cawley (Guest) and the Speaker, Charles Hayes.

Ed Dominigue reported that we had met the minimum of $1000 for the CSA Museum Fund but more contributions in any amount would be appreciated.  Dwayne Howell received his SCV Membership certificate.  Walter Bates spoke on giving a Confederate Flag to an Eagle Scout, Jared Kirkland, at a ceremony in May.  The Scout will also be given a certificate from the SCV.

Charles Hayes was the speaker for the evening.  He talked about his books of limericks on the Civil War.    He had a lot of caricatures of famous people from the Civil War and asked members to guess who it was, then he told all about the person and what they did.  I personally enjoyed one he talked about, looked like a bunch of kids in short pants marching, it was the VMI cadets going to the battle of New Market and they helped make it a confederate victory.  After the meeting he sold some of the books.

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May 9, 2017

The SCV met Tuesday, May 9, at the Lufkin BBQ. Those in attendance were Walter Bates, Adjutant, Earnest Lowe, Fred Preston, Sgt. at Arms, Bob Little, Gary Antley, Jeff Anderson, Thomas Anderson, John Pouland, Sandra Pouland (guest), Ed Dominigue, Chaplain, Phil Medford, Tom Dunn, Bob Anderson, Raymond Vann, Greg Sanchez, Terri Cawley (guest), and Larry Cawley, Camp Commander.

Business covered was the $1100 collected for the Civil War Museum, and we were encouraged to visit the Lone Star Defenders Group Site on Facebook.  Past member Jerry Vail passed away.   Past Commander, Thomas Anderson, may miss some meetings due to upcoming surgery and Walter Bates will be out until August 26th.  The SCV fiscal year begins August 5th.  

The speaker for the evening was Ed Dominigue.  Ed covered the life of  General Nathan Beford Forrest and explained why he, Ed Dominigue, thought that General Forrest was the best general of the South in the Civil War.

Next meeting will be June 13.

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Jun 13, 2017


The Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 met Tuesday, June 13, at the Lufkin BBQ.  Those in attendance were Don Majors, speaker from Tyler; Gloria Majors, guest; Fred Preston, Sgt at Arms; Betty Preston, guest; Thomas Anderson, past Commander; Jeff Anderson; John Pouland; Sandra Poland, guest; Bob Little; Ed Domingue, Chaplain; Jimmy Freeman; Tom Dunn; Phil Medford; Kevin Ragland, guest; Tonie Ragland, guest; Corbitt Doss; Raymond Vann, 2nd Lt. Commander; Larry Cawley, Commander; and Terri Cawley, guest.

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM.  Ed Domingue, Chaplain, gave the Invocation.  Fred Preston, Sgt. at Arms, then led the assembledge in the pledge to the American and Texas Flags and the Salute to the Confederate Flag.   Thomas Anderson, past Commander, read the Charge.  Life Member certificates were awarded to Kevin and Tonie Ragland by Larry Cawley.  Ed Domingue commented that we would continue collecting donations to the Confederate Museum till the end of the year, but that we have met our goal and exceeded it by collecting $1100 for the museum.


L to R= Tonnie Ragland, Kevin Ragland and Commander Larry Cawley.



Don Majors then presented his talk entitled "The New South".   The talk was primarily about Jewish people and the role they played in the Civil War.  Not sure why the talk was called the 'New South'.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.

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July 11, 2017

The meeting was called to order by 2nd Lt. Commander Raymond Vann, but then 1st Lt. Commander Hal Davis took over.   Chaplain Ed Dominigue gave the opening prayer and then Sgt. at Arms, Fred Preston led the assemblage in the pledges to the American Flag, the Texas Flag and the Salute to the Confederate Flag.  The speaker for the evening was Jack Dyess, and the topic was listed at 'Texas Navy', however, the topic was "The Battle of Vicksburg".

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August 1, 2017

The Sons of  Confederate Veterans met on Tuesday, August 1st at the Lufkin BBQ. Those in attendance were: Larry Cawley, Commander; Terri Cawley (guest), Fred Preston, Sgt. at Arms, Gary Antley, Ernest Rowe, Thomas Anderson, Bob Little, Ricky Barley, Dwayne Howell, John Ralph Pouland and Phil Medford.

Commander Larry Cawley called the meeting to order and Ed Dominigue gave the prayer.  Fred Preston led the assemblage in the pledges to the American Flag, the Texas Flag and then a Salute to the Confederate Flag.  Cawley then read 'The Charge'.  This was followed by the Roll Call of Honor.  

Fred Preston then presented a program entitled "My Ancestors and the Civil War".  Fred's GGGrandfather was Dr. William Fleming Gaines of Gaines Mill, a famous battle in the Peninsula Campaign of 1862.  His GGGrandfather and mother, his GGrandmother, Fanny Gaines Tinsley, and his Grandmother (to be) Hattie Bryon Tinsley, were all at Gaines Mill in 1862 and were behind the lines of Gen. Porter's Union Army, part of McClelland's Army of the Potomac, some 120,000 strong.  They were in the hands of Yankees for 6 weeks just outside of Richmond VA.

This program was not at the regularly scheduled time because Lufkin BBQ will be closed all the following week, August 6 to 12. The next meeting will be September 12.

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September 12. 2017

The Sons of Confederate Veterans met on Tuesday, September 12th at the Lufkin BBQ.  Those in attendance were: Gary Antley, Kim Tullos, Walter Bates, Adjutant; Ed Domingue, Chaplain; Jeff Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Past Commander; Dwayne Howell, Mrs. Howell, Guest; Barley Lenderman, Jimmy Freeman, John Ralph Pouland, James Cleveland, Ricky Barley, Hal Davis, Fred Preston, Sgt. at Arms and Larry Cawley, Commander.

Commander Cawley called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM and then Ed Dominigue gave the Prayer.  Fred Preston led the assemblage in the pledges to the American and Texas Flags and the Salute to the Confederate Flag.  This was followed by the reading of the Charge by Walter Bates.  Then Cmdr Cawley started the Roll Call of Honor.

Walter Bates talked about the dues for the Calendar year of 2018 which he will mail in before the end of this month.  At this point the speaker was introduced, Terry Hedrick.  Terry talked about 'Brice's Crossroads' near Baldwyn, Mississippii.  The Union forces under the command of Gen. Samual Sturgis consisted of 4800 infantry and 3300 cavalry.  The Confederate force of 3500 Cavalry under the command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest met and defeated the Union forces, capturing 1600 prisoners and 18 artillery pieces plus some wagons loaded with supplies.  When the retreating Union forces got to Memphis, Gen. Sturgis was relieved of his command.  It was a very good talk and well received.

The next meeting will be October 10th.

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October 10, 2017

The Sons of Conderate Veterans met on Tuesday, October 10 at the Lufkin BBQ. Those in attendance included, Gary Antley, Terri Cawley - guest, Thomas Anderson-Past Cmdr, Earnest Rowe, Ken Ragland, R. C. Davis, Tonie Ragland, Walter Bates-Adjutant, Sam Hankla-guest, Joe Flowers-guest, Rick Barley, Bob Little-guest, Greg Sanches, Dwayne Howell, Doris Ford-guest, Harmony Ford-guest, Fred Preston-Sgt. at Arms, Ed Domingue-Chaplain,Raymond Vann-2nd Lt., Bob Anderson, Cmdr. Larry Cawley and the Speaker, Andrew Harris. Cmdr. Larry Cawley called the meeting to order at 6:30. At this time Ed Dominigue gave the invocation. Fred Preston then led the assemblage in the salute to the American Flag and the Texas Flag then the salute to the Confederate Flag. Adjutant Walter Bates read the charge and added some comments about the charge. 

At this point Cmdr Cawley started the role call of honor. At this point guest were introduced. Since there was no business, the speaker then took the floor.

Andrew Harris talked about portraits, early photographs, of Confederate soldiers.

He had a number of small mounted photos of various soldiers, some of whom he had identified and some were not identified.

He talked about how these pictures were taken and in some cases something about the soldier. His talk was entitled "Portraits of Conflict".

 

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November14, 2017

Meeting was called to order at 6:30 by Commander Larry Cawley.  Members and guest present were Gary Antley, Walter Bates, Jeff Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Bob Little, Ed Domingue, Jimmy Freeman, Caleb Hankla (guest), Raymond Vann, Hal Davis, Tom Dunn, Jimmy Cleveland, Terri Cawley (guest), and Commander Larry Cawley.

After the formalities were completed, Old Business was covered.

Ed Dominigue mentioned that anyone who might be interested in getting together in the spring and take an overnight trip to Vicksburg MS to view the battle fields and visit the museum should contact him.

Raymond Vann volunteered to head up a steering committee to do ceremonies at newly erected SCV Headstons.  Gary Antley shared how he has cleaned several old headstones and would be willing to show anyone interested on how to do it.

The meeting date for the January Meeting will be the 3rd Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  This is due to Lufkin BBQ being closed all week for employee vacations.

Two visitors attended the meeting, Caleb Hankla and Terri Cawley.  Caleb has turned in his application for membership and will be voted on at the January meeting.

Election of Officers for 2018 is as follows:

Camp Commander  - Larry Cawley

1st Lt. Commander  - Ed Dominigue

2nd Lt. Commander - Jeff Anderson

Sgt at Arms               - Fred Preston

Chaplin                     - Thomas Anderson

Historian                   - Kim Tullos

Adjutant                    - Walter Bates

Unofficial Photographer - Gary Antley

Commander Cawley closed the meeting and wished everyone a Wonderful Thanksgiving, a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Minutes by Cmdr Cawley.

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