To all Division Officers, Camp Commanders and Adjutant,
Please mark your Calendars for August 18th, 2012. We will have a Division Executive Committee meeting that day at McArthur Park in Little Rock starting at 10:00 A.M. till 12 Noon. Our meeting is open to all members of the Arkansas Division. Try and come if you can. I will send out more information prior to the meeting with an adgenda. If you have any business to bring up please email if to me in order for me to list it.
Your Obedient Servant, Ray-ADC
The 2012 Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial Service has been archived in our online digital resources: CLICK HERE to download the file. The service will be available for streaming content soon!
The 27th Annual General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial Service will take place in Helena’s Confederate Cemetery on Saturday, March 17, according to Ron Kelley- Southern Brigade Commander of the Arkansas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).
The Cleburne keynote speaker will be Jack Myers from the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas.
Commander of the ATM W. Danny Honnoll will MC the event. Bobbie Barnett of Ravenden will be reenacting the part of the grieving fiancée of Cleburne (Susan Tarrelton of Mobile, AL) at the service and place flowers on the grave of General Patrick R. Cleburne. The Cleburne memorial will last about 40 minutes.
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Daughters of the Confederacy, Children of the Confederacy, living historians and re-enactors from five states will take part in the Cleburne memorial. These historical organizations sole purpose is to preserve the heritage and honor of their Confederate ancestors by conducting memorial services to the men that wore the Gray.
All re-enactors are asked to be at the cemetery by 11:30 am for briefings on the memorial. The Cleburne Memorial we begin at noon.
The Cleburne Memorial is sponsored this year by the Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne Camp #1433 of Pine Bluff, and the Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp #1655 of Jonesboro.
Patrick Royayne Cleburne was the Confederacy’s highest-ranking foreign-born general, and one of the best of any nationality.
Helena has the distinction of having seven Confederate Generals that lived in Helena before and during the “War Between the States”. Cleburne, Tappan, Hindman, Daniel C. Govan, Dobbins, Lucius C. Polk, and Charles W. Adams. Confederate General Adams was the grandfather of Helen Keller the famous blind and deaf author from Alabama. Helen’s mother was born at LaGrange, Arkansas.
Confederate Generals Thomas C. Hindman, James C. Tappan and Cleburne are the only Confederate Generals buried in Helena. The Cleburne Camp of Pine Bluff place a memorial marker for Archibald Dobbins of Helena in 2003. General Dobbins final resting place is unknown and the marker was placed in honor of Dobbins.
The service will be concluded with a three volley salute to Cleburne. Following the Cleburne Memorial, there will be a memorial to Thomas C. Hindman in the same cemetery. Hindman and Cleburne were great friends before the War Between the States. Arkansas Civil War Historian Don Roth will give a graveside speech about General/Senator Hindman. This service will likewise be concluded by a 3-vollie salute.
Maple Hill Cemetery is located on the north edge of Helena, at the point where Crowley’s Ridge touches the Mississippi River. From Little Rock, take either I-40 or Highway 70 east to Brinkley. At Brinkley, take Highway 49 east to Helena. At the traffic signal where Highway 49 splits south in West Helena, follow U.S. Business 49 (e.g., go straight ahead) into downtown Helena. In downtown Helena, turn left from 49B onto COLUMBIA Street. Go 3 blocks and turn right onto McDONOUGH Street. Go 2 blocks and turn left onto HOLLY Street (the Helena Housing Authority sits on this corner). Go 3/4 mile north on Holly Street, and turn left into the front gate of Maple Hill Cemetery. Turn right onto the first avenue in the cemetery and follow this road and the signs to the Confederate cemetery, about 0.4 mile. Park at the foot of the hill, and walk up to the crest where the memorial service will be held.
For more information about the memorial contact Ron Kelley at 870-592-0079.
The annual Patrick R. Cleburne memorial service will be held at the graveside of General Cleburne in the Confederate cemetery in Helena, Arkansas on Saturday on Saint Patrick [Cleburne] Day March 17, 2012. This year’s speaker will be Jack Myers from the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas.
The service will be concluded with a three vollie salute to Cleburne. Following the Cleburne Memorial, there will be a memorial to Thomas C. Hindman in the same cemetery. Hindman and Cleburne were great friends before the War Between the States. Arkansas Civil War Historian Don Roth will give a graveside speech about General/Senator Hindman. This service will likewise be concluded by a 3-vollie salute.
Hindman was added to the Cleburne Memorial last year with Mark Kalkbrenner giving a remembrence of Hindman.
Anyone wanting to convoy to Helena, we will leave the North parking lot of the Jefferson County Courthouse at 8AM Saturday. Spectators are encouraged! Also, any reenactor/living historian that wishes to participate are encouraged as well. Question? E-mail email@example.com
The 2012 Reunion of the Arkansas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans will be April 20-21, 2012, in Little Rock, Arkansas. There is no charge to attend the reunion and it is open to all members in-good-standing within the Arkansas Division. The program cover for this year’s reunion may be found on this website under the Downloads tab.
The 2012 Reunion will be held at the Holiday Inn Presidential Conference Center at 600 Interstate 30 (I-30) phone (501) 375-2100. Guest rooms are available for $99 per night. Please tell them you are with the SCV Reunion/Convention.
Information. This year there will be three information sessions on Friday evening. They will last about 30 minutes and cover (1) the SCV Leadership Conference, Arkansas Division websites, (2) the H.L. Hunley JROTC Award program, and (3) Confederate Graves – where to find them and how to register them. Each session will have a different speaker and all three are free to members and their spouses.
Credentials. There will be three business sessions on Saturday and if you wish to vote during the business meeting, you will need delegate credentials.
Article V of the Arkansas Division Constitution provides guidance for meetings and delegates. Section 3 reads:
The Division Convention will be called to order by the Commander. After a prayer and addresses of welcome, the Adjutant will call the roll of Division officers and camps in numerical order. As the camps are called, the chairman of each delegation will answer and hand to the Adjutant the credentials of his delegation. The Commander will then appoint a Credentials Committee to confirm the credentials of the delegates. The 2012 credentials form can be downloaded from this website (see Downloads) or you may notify your camp commander of your desire to be a delegate to the convention.
Registration. There will be an awards banquet Saturday night and you will need reservations for attendance. The registration form is self-explanatory and will ask for your choice of meat for dinner. Your registration will include your meal, a reunion medal and a copy of the 2012 reunion program. There will be an SCV auction following the Awards program. The Registration forms can also be downloaded from this website (see Downloads) or may be requested from your Camp Commander, Brigade Commander, Division Adjutant, either Division Lt. Commander, or the Arkansas Division Commander. Mail your registration forms and checks to:
Vernon Cloos, Jr. 158 Pinnacle Drive – Hensley, AR 72065 phone: (501) 680-5838
Ancestor Memorials. We would like for you to submit your ancestor’s information to be included in the “Ancestor Memorials” section of the 2012 Reunion Program. Ancestor memorials are $5.00 each or 3 for $10. The ancestor memorials should include your ancestor’s name, rank (if known) company, regiment and state of service and your name. The back of the registration form has spaces to record your ancestor memorials (see Downloads) Please send your ancestor memorials to:
Vernon Cloos, Jr. 158 Pinnacle Drive – Hensley, AR 72065 phone: (501) 680-5838
Ancestor Photos. We also would like to have a picture of your ancestor to include in the 2012 Reunion Program. There is no charge for this. Please send an email with the photo attached (name.jpg file) to 1 Lt. Commander, Robert A. Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a copy to:
Robert A. Edwards – 521 W. Cross Street – Benton, AR 72015.
Again there is no charge for this and we feel it will add significance and relevance to the 2012 reunion program.
Arkansas Division Awards will be presented on Saturday night following our meal and presentation from our guest speaker. Danny Honnoll has sent out the Awards Nomination forms, so please complete those nominations and get them back to Danny or Commander Ray Jones, ASAP. We would love to have every camp receive an award and every camp represented at the awards banquet.
During the 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States, there are many preservation projects underway. One such project is the placement of a monument to Arkansas soldiers that were killed at the Battle of Franklin, TN in 1864. One of the many countless Arkansawyers that gave the ultimate sacrifice was Irish-born Arkansas Confederate General Patrick R. Cleburne.
There is no monument to these brave men- even 150 years later! This is a shame and this will be corrected. The Arkansas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, headed by the efforts of compatriot Everett Burr, is raising money to have a monument constructed and placed on the battlefield on Winstead Hill in Franklin, TN. The Sam Davis Camp in TN is instrumental in making this happen.
These men gave their lives in a suicide charge commanded by General Hood- perhaps one of the greatest military blunders in American history. Please donate $1 or however much you can spare to make sure these men will never be forgotton! The whole project is estimated at $7,000. Over $1500 has been raised thus far.
To donate to the Franklin Monument Fund, go to Arkansastoothpick.com and look for the donate button on the left side of the site. Because of programming syntax issues and difficulties, the programming code for the donate button could not be placed on this website. You can donate using any major credit card through paypal!
The annual David Owen Dodd memorial service will be held on January 7, 2012 at noon at the graveside of the “Boy Martyr of the Confederacy”. Held annually and sponsored by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, the service is concluded by three vollies fired by Arkansas War Between the States Reenactors.
Reenactors who wish to march from the Little Rock Arsenal to the cemetery are urged to be at the MacArthur Museum of Military History by 10:00 a.m. From there, under arms and following the colors through the streets of Little Rock, the soldiers will arrive at Mt. Holly Cemetery and prepare for the memorial service.
Any spectators, including ladies who have black dresses for the occasion, are urged to bring a rose to lie on Dodd’s grave following the keynote given by Brent Carr- member of the David O. Dodd SCV Camp in Benton, Arkansas.
Brent Carr has been a resident of Saline County for most of his life. He and his family live in Haskell. He is the son of Bobby and Frances Carr of Haskell. Brent graduated with honors from Harmony Grove High School in 1989, and later achieved a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.
Brent works for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas as a Principal Engineer in Transmission Design. He is a registered Professional Engineer and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Harmony Grove School district. Brent is a member of the David O Dodd Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and is an active Civil War re-enactor. He has participated in many historical battles and honor guard events and has a genuine desire to accurately teach and portray to others the triumphs and hardships faced by an infantry soldier serving on their chosen side of a divided nation during this period of US history.
His first role was to serve in the honor guard for the 2009 David O. Dodd memorial service. Brent is married to Nickie Carr and they have two daughters, Hannah and Sarah Grace. Nickie, Hannah and Sarah Grace, often join Brent in period dress during re-enacting and living history events to portray the lives and roles of women and children during the Civil War.
Men of the Arkansas Division;
Ark. Div. Commander M. Ray Jones asked me to notify you all of upcoming events:
Most of you are getting your 2012 Calendars marked for next year.
With this being the 150th Anniversary of the “War Between the State” I encourage you to take part in as many of the following as your schedule will permit.
After last year’s poor showing of members in uniform – with their weapons for Dodd, Cleburne and Confederate Flag day we need as many of you to show up and support the Ark. Div. at these three events.
The members of the Witt Camp – Conway, AR, Dodd Camp – Benton, AR and Newton Camp – Little Rock, AR are planning a great reunion for us this year at Little Rock so mark this date and support these camps and the division by attending this event also.
Below is some of the dates and times we have so far.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all,
W. Danny Honnoll
CoS Ark. Div.
Arkansas Division 2012
David O. Dodd Memorial Mt. Holly Cem; Little Rock, AR NOON
Ark. Div. Exec. Council Mtg – Whole Hog Rest. Immediately following Dodd Mem’l
SCV Workshop; Monroe LA
Richmond, VA – Sesquicentennial Event – Times TBA
Cleburne Memorial; Confederate Cemetery; Helena, AR – NOON
Confederate Flag/Heritage/Memorial ; State Capital Grnds, LR 11 am – 1 pm
SCV Arkansas Division 2012 Reunion; Little Rock, AR – More details to follow.
SCV Arkansas Division 2012 Reunion; Little Rock, AR – Business Mtg Election
Lunenburg Reenactment North of Melbourne, AR
July 11-14, 2012
SCV National Reunion; Murfreesboro, TN
Ark. Div. Exec. Council Mtg – LR – Site TBA Time 10 am
As we process through the challenging years of the Sesquicentennial, leadership training has become even more important to the defense of our Southern heritage. In an effort to insure that our members better understand the challenges of leadership roles and to aid our leaders in acquiring the knowledge to better perform their duties, the SCV has scheduled a 2012 National Leadership Workshop.
This year’s event will be held February 11, 2012 at the Clarion Inn & Suites and Conference Center, located at 1051 Highway 165, Monroe, LA 71203. It will be hosted by the Captain Thomas O. Benton Camp 1444. A tentative schedule for the day is posted below along with registration and lodging information.
Please note that this event will include relevant presentations and individual workshops for more specialized training for Commanders and Adjutants; however, ALL members are invited to attend!
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome & SCV Protocol Cmdr. Thomas Taylor, Camp 1444
8:15 – 8:30 Introductions & Overview Lt. CIC Charles Kelly Barrow
8:30 – 9:15 Commanders & Command CIC R. Michael Givens
9:15 – 9:30 BREAK
9:30 – 10:15 Adjutants & Administration AIC Chuck Rand
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 Recruiting & Retention Lt. CIC Charles Kelly Barrow
11:15 – 12:15 DINNER
12:15 – 1:00 Heritage Defense Chief of Heritage Defense Dr Tom Hiter
1:00 – 1:15 BREAK
1:15 – 2:00 Commander’s & Adjutant’s Workshops CIC, Lt. CIC & AIC
2:00 – 2:15 BREAK
2:15 – 2:30 Concluding Remarks & Discussion Lt. CIC Charles Kelly Barrow
Registration, which includes lunch, is only $14 each and will be handled through our General Headquarters at Elm Springs. You may mail a reservation with a check or call 1 (800) 380-1896 ext 209 (Cindy) or email email@example.com with credit card information (MC, VISA or AMEX)
Clarion Inn & Suites and Conference Center
1051 Highway 165, Monroe, LA, US, 71203
SCV Rate $69 plus tax (DBL)