|On Saturday April 24,
2005, Captain Ed Baxter Camp 2034 Sons of Confederate Veterans in Fairview
honored Hickman County Veterans.
On Saturday April 24, 2005 the members of Camp
2034 participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Centerville, TN.
Courthouse honoring Hickman County Veterans. The Hickman County Memorial
was sponsored by SCV Colonel Jack Moore Camp 559 with Camp Commander Harvey
The members of Old Hickory Chapter 747 UDC
placed a wreath on the Confederate War memorial inside the Courthouse.
Sandra Spradlin and Mrs. Sharp , members of the Order of the Confederate
Rose, placed a wreath on the Hickman County Veterans Memorial on the
Courthouse lawn. Mrs. Mayberry of the Captain Easley UDC Chapter in
Centerville also participated. Guest speaker was Dr. Jim brooks of Cyrus
Sugg SCV Camp in Adams, TN. The ceremony also included the raising of
the Third National Confederate Flag and the POW-MIA flag. The ceremony
concluded with an honor guard firing a salute to the Veterans. The honor
guard members were Lee Lankford, Ricky Luther and Billy Adcock of Camp
2034 and Lance Spradlin of Colonel Alonzo Napier Camp 2040 in Waverly,
TN and Mr. Sharp of Freeman's Battery Camp in Savannah, TN.
Local groups celebrate Confederate History Month with ceremonies
The Dickson Herald, Dickson, TN - Friday May
The sons of Confederate Veterans and the United
Daughters of the Confederacy celebrated Confederate History Month in
April. The groups honored Confederate soldiers from Hickman County who
fought for Southern Heritage at the courthouse in Centerville. The United
Daughters of the Confederacy Old Hickory Smith Chapter #747 UDC in Dickson
also held two dedication ceremonies in Dickson and Cheatham counties
to honor ancestors of the chapter members. Private Richard McGeehee
was honored with a dedication at his grave site in White Cemetery off
Spencer Mill Road in Dickson County. Sgt. Alexander Hamilton Bell was
honored with a dedication at Bell Cemetery in Cheatham County Sgt. Bell
is the ancestor of Alice Blake, second vice-president of the Old Hickory
Smith Chapter #747 UDC. Ann Schlemm dedicates a military gravestone
for her ancestor, Private McGeehee of the 16th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
at White Cemetery in Dickson County. Schelmm is the registrar for Old
Hickory Smith Chapter #747 United Daughters of the Confederacy. Members
of Captain Ed Baxter Camp 2034 Sons of Confederate Veterans in Fairview
fire a 21-gun salute during the ceremony in Hickman County.
Below are some pictures from the Courthouse Ceremony.
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