Camp Wheeler's Next Meeting is on
Tuesday, May 12th, at 7:30pm!
Camp Wheeler's May 2015 Newsletter
is now available online!
If you have not received your copy directly, it is now available here on the Camp web site from the Newsletter section web page.
"Confederate Cemeteries of Covington & Oxford" Book is now available!
some camp members know, I have embarked on a mission to better identify
the Confederate soldiers buried in the Confederate section of the
Covington City Cemetery and the Confederate Soldier Cemetery on the
Emory-Oxford College campus at Oxford. I have made much progress but I
have a long way to go. We have periodic memorial services honoring
those brave soldiers who once fought for the Confederacy but we
actually know little about the individual soldier, where they came
from, the battles they fought or how they died.” Gene Wade, March 2011
This was a statement made by Camp
Wheeler's Genealogist Gene Wade in an article published in the March
2011 issue of this newsletter. Since then every issue of
“Gen. Joe’s Dispatch” has featured from one to three
soldiers biographies bringing their stories alive through the hard work
and countless hours of research by Compatriot Wade.
We are pleased to announce that Gene’s work is now complete and
has been compiled and published in the book “Confederate
Cemeteries of Covington and Oxford”. The Books will be
available at our May 12th meeting for a $15.00 donation to the Camp.
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