The William P. Rogers SCV Camp has established two scholarships
in honor of Mr. Willie J. Cartwright and Mr. James J. Nelms
Jr. who were members of the Camp and were the last two living
Real Sons in Mississippi. A Real Son
is the son of a soldier, who fought for the Confederacy in the
Civil War. Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Nelms were the last two Real
Sons in the State of Mississippi. Both were cousins and answered
the "Last Roll Call" in 2011.
two scholarships, one named for Mr. Cartwright, and the other
named for Mr. Nelms are available to any graduate, male or female,
of an Alcorn County High School.
Kelsey English of Kossuth High School - Willie
Elizabeth Whitehurst of Corinth High School - Winner
James J. Nelms, Jr Scholarship
State Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting
Colonel William P. Rogers Camp was honored to host the 119th
Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Division of the SCV on June
6-8th in 2014. Below are some photos from the events that took
place during the weekend event.
Annual Civil War Relic Show
5th Annual Civil War Relic Show and Sale was held on March 8th
and 9th. 2014. The show was another huge success with all the
tables being sold and a 15% in paid attendance.. The recipient
of the "Stan Hughes Award" was Brant Arnold of Corinth
Civil War Relics.
Roll Call Memorial
following members from the Colonel Rogers Camp answered the
"Last Roll Call" this year.
James L. Brown Jr.
Robert A. Kirkbride
R. Earl Millsaps
are photos from the memorial service held on June 8, 2014. Click
here to view the program.
Commander Mangus and Rabbi Fortenberry, MS Division Chaplain
reading the names of the SCV who answered the last roll
call in 2013-2014
Rabbi Tom Fortenberry, MS Division Chaplin delivers the
Compatriot James Embrey Plays Taps at the Last Roll Call
than 20 members of the W.P. Rogers SCV Camp led in the cleanup
of the Verandah House Grounds on Saturday, March 22nd. A
tremendous amount of work was completed as we work to get the
Verandah House ready to open for the public to visit.