Col. Rogers SCV Camp and the John Marshall Stone Chapter of
the Daughters of the Confederacy sponsored a Memorial Roll
Call Service to honor 106 of the 263 Confederate soldiers
known to be buried in a
trench in Shady Grove Cemetery in Iuka. They lost their lives
in the that battle.
This was the 150 Anniversary of the Battle of Iuka. Over 200
people were in attendance for the ceremony. The music was
provided by the "Lost Cause". The guests were welcomed
by Ms. Eunell Handy, Vice
President of the UDC Chapter. Mark Houston of the Col. Rogers
SCV Camp served as Chaplin and gave the Invocation and Benediction.
Dr. Ben Kitchens made remarks about the battle. The names
of the known
soldiers buried there were read. A musket salute was provided
by the 48th Tennessee Infantry and Mr. James Embry played
"Taps". It was a very moving service.
Grove Civil War Confederate Burials
Grove Cemetery Program
Lt. Commander Larry McDaniel receives a Certificate of Commendation
for his work with the Order of Stars and Bars from Larry
Jolly and Chris Cummings.
Does Not Have a Monument at Shiloh
need your help. This is an appeal to those of you with heritage
and honor. Mississippi does not have a monument at Shiloh
National Battlefield to honor all the brave soliders who fought
and died there.
The Mississippi Legislature passed a bill July 2010, saying
they will match up to $250,000 of what we raise. There is
over $30,000 that has been raised so far for this project,
but we have a long way to go. We need to do this to honor
all the brave confederate soliders from Mississippi who fought
and died at The Battle of Shiloh. Learn
how to donate and get more information here
Honors Dalton as "Real Grandson"
C. Dalton Jr., recently became the Camp's 2nd Real Grandson.
Dalton's grandfather was Pvt.Solomon Alonzo Dalton of Company
C., 26th Mississippi Infantry. He joined the Confederate forces
at Iuka on August 24, 1861.
26th Mississippi fought in many major battles of the war,
including Fort Donelson in 1862, Jackson, Mississippi in 1863;
the Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, Virginia in 1864"
said Camp Commander Larry Mangus.
Private Dalton was captured at Petersburg on April 2, 1865,
when the city fell to Union troops under General U.S. Grant
after a nearly year long siege. He was sent to the infamous
prison at Point Lookout, Maryland.
After signing an Oath of Allegiance, he was released on June
1, 1865. He returned to his home in Tishomingo County.
The soldier's grandson, Arthur Dalton is a life long resident
of Alcorn County. He worked for the Alcorn County Electric
Power Association and has been a member of the Col. Rogers
Camp since 1993.
honors Worsham as "Real Grandson"
Wesley Worsham, 94, is a veteran of the Second World War.
He was he grandson of Pvt. Luther Wesley Worsham of the 2nd
Richmond Howitzers, Capt. L. F. Jones' Company, Cutshaw's
Pvt. Worsham enlisted on April 29, 1864, at Barboursville,
Virginia. He fought in the bloody Overland Campaign of General
U. S. Grant against General Robert E. Lee during 1864. The
2nd Richmond Howitzers fought at the Wilderness, Spotylvania
Court house, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, Virginia. "General
Grant lost over 60,000 men in these battles - which is just
about as many men soldiers General Lee had in the Army of
Northern Virginia" explained Mangus.
Worsham's grandfather was with General Lee when the Southern
Commander surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court
House on April 9, 1965. He was paroled after the surrender
and walked home. Shortly after the war he moved his family
Leroy's father, Ben Frank Worsham, was a Real Son and a charter
member of the Colonel Rogers SCV Camp when it reorganized
in 1972. Leroy retired from Worsham Brothers. As a member
of the "Greatest Generation", he served in the Air
Force during World War II. He served in the 880 Airborne Engineers
and the 310 Bombardment Wing in Australia from 1943 to 1946.
Honors Morgan with "Real Grandson" Award
Colonel William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate veterans Camp
recently had the privilege to honor Robert Christy Morgan
of Corinth as the first recipient of the "Real Grandson"
medal in the state of Mississippi.
Christy is a super guy and we are proud to have him as a member
of our Camp and to be our first "Real Grandson,"
said camp Commander Larry Mangus.
Morgan, 83 is a retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church
of Corinth. His grandfather was Pvt. Alfred Johnson Morgan
of Company A, 11th Alabama Infantry, a soldier in the Army
of Northern Virginia who served under General Robert E. Lee
until his capture at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He
spent the remainder of the war as a POW at Fort Delaware Prison
in Maryland. After the war he walked home to Alabama!
Morgan never knew his grandfather, he said, as his grandfather
died long before he was born. "My dad was born in1890,
and his father died in 1895 when he was five years old. "My
dad was the youngest child, just a little boy when he died,
so they didn't pass on a lot of information about my grandfather."
of Alfred Morgan's brothers also served in the Civil War.
Two succumbed to disease - a common fate for soldiers in the
Civil War- and one served under General Lee until his surrender
at Appomattox Court House on April 9. 1865.
How does the retired pastor feel about being recognized as
the first Real Grandson in Mississippi? "I didn't know
I was until Tuesday night," he said with a good natured
laugh. "I was surprised. It's an honor for me , and I
appreciate very much what Larry and the camp did on my behalf."
Morgan said he has already wore the new medal - to a church
event Wednesday night."
The decision to honor surviving grandsons of Confederate Veterans
was made at a recent meeting of the Executive Council of the
National Sons of Confederate Veterans in Columbia, TN. The
Council voted to approve a special medal and an award certificate
to recognize SCV members who had a grandfather fight in the
War for Southern Independence and to honor them as "Real
The decision to honor Real Grandsons comes at a time when
the number of living Real Sons - SCV members whose fathers
fought in the War - has dropped to less than 20. Mississippi's
last two Real Sons were Willie J. Cartwright and James J,
Nelms, Jr. both of Corinth, who were members of the Colonel
William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp.
More Real Grandsons from the Corinth area are expected to
be recognized in the near future. "We are aware of three
other Corinth natives that also qualify for this honor and
we hope to recognize them shortly." Mangus said.
Mangus, Cristy Morgan, his daughter Caroline Passerotti
and her husband Tim Brewer
unites descendants of Civil War soldiers
by The Associated Press
The sword taken off the body of Col. W.P. Rogers at
the Battle of Corinth during the Civil War made its return
to the city Saturday, uniting two people whos ancestors
fought under different flags 150 years earlier.
Allen Wandling of Athens, Ohio, bought a Confederate scabbard
and sword in 2006, not knowing until later it was taken off
Rogers body in the same battle his ancestors John and
Adam Wandling fought in.
When Wandling decided to bring the sword to Corinth for this
weekends Corinth Civil War & Militaria Show and
Sale, he was contacted by Leslie Eckert of Austin, Texas,
who is a descendant of Rogers.
We met at the battlefield and when I was holding that
sword on the same ground where Rogers fought and died, my
hair stood on end, Wandling said.
Eckert agreed that the experience was out of this world.
really felt like theres been a force thats been
guiding me, she said. Its chilling and hard
Wandling purchased the sword from a man in Joplin, Mo., who
inherited the sword from his sister. The sister got the sword
from her husband, who was a police officer in Belleville,
The 9th Illinois was here fighting and they took the
sword back to Belleville, Wandling said. It was
in the post until the 1920s.
Rogers didnt know the swords connection to his
family until after he purchased it, getting the scabbard first
and the sword later.
Wandlings ancestors fought in the 63rd Ohio, which engaged
in hand-to-hand combat near the end of the Battle of Corinth
with Rogers 2nd Texas.
The different pieces were in different places in the
house, Wandling said. They contacted me when they
found the sword to see if I was interested in it. I wasnt
interested in the sword particularly, it was just another
relic for my collection.
Eckert brought copies of letters Rogers wrote to his wife
during the Civil War and Mexican American War.
The letters detail his travels and even talk about his visit
to Corinth, which would be his final resting place.
Rogers died after charging Fort Robinette three times and
being shot 11 times.
Anniversary of The Battle of Corinth T-shirts
The new 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Corinth T-Shirt
is available for $10 for Children through Adult X Large sizes
and $12 for Adult 2XL and 3XL sizes. They come in two colors
Butternut and\or Gray. They will be for sale at all
Col. Rogers Camp Sponsored Events or by contacting Commander
Larry Mangus at 662-287-0766.
NAMED THE TOP CAMP IN THE STATE FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE
For the third year in a row, Corinth's Col. William P. Rogers
Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has been named the
top SCV Camp in the State of Mississippi.
At the 117th Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate
Veterans State Convention held in Brandon, MS, on June 8-9, 2012, the Camp received the Jefferson Davis award as the
top SCV Camp.
is indeed an honor and a privilege to receive the Jefferson
Davis award." said Dr. Larry Mangus, commander of the
Rogers Camp. "To receive it three years in a row is unprecedented.
We are deeply grateful to be recognized for our educational
and preservation efforts. We had a great year."
camp's application for the award was nearly 50 pages in length
and described the camp's activities for the past year. The
committee specifically cited the following items in the award: