Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
The speaker for our Tent meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2011 was Jim Hackett. Jim is a Past Camp Commander of the Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN Camp #2. the local affiliate chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in Houston, Texas; and he is also a member of the Sons of Veterans Reserve. Jim gave a presentation about his great-grandfather and Civil War Patriot, Corporal Thaddeus N. Hendrickson. Thaddeus served in Company H, I, 4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry Volunteers from March 25, 1864 to August 17, 1865. Jim talked about his growing up hearing stories about his great-grandfather from his grandmother, who was a Real Daughter and a member of the DUVCW 1861-1865. [Photos of Jim during his talk]
Jim gave everyone a handout which included a photo of Thaddeus Hendrickson, and a letter from a fellow Civil War veteran who later served with the U.S. Army in the West. In his letter to Hendrickson, the veteran spoke of thoughts about why General Custer and his Army were massacred at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Immediately following Jim's presentation, everyone enjoyed sampling all the various salads that were brought for our Pot Luck Salad lunch. After everyone finished eating, it was time for photos. [Photo on the left is a photo of Jim with two of our Tent officers, going from L to R are: Martha Class, President/Registrar/Webmaster; Jim Hackett, Patricia Wood, Chaplain; and the photo on the right going from L to R are: Charity Zemzoum, Prospective Member; Jim Hacket, and Joan Evans, guest & mother of Charity]
Sam Hidebrand, Missouri Bushwhacker
Our speaker for our Tent meeting on Saturday, April 9, 2011 was David LaBrot, who did a presentation on
Sam Hidebrand, Missouri Buschwacker. Sam Hildebrand has also been identified as
The Big River Bushwacker, who was
Southeast Missouri's Notorious Outlaw, if you would like to read about Sam Hildebrand, http://www.carrollscorner.net/, click on the link and then scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the link for Sam Hildebrand.
[From left to right: Photo 1-Charity Zemzoum, Prospective Member; Jim Sigler, member of the Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN Camp #2-SUVCW & husband of Marilyn; Marilyn Sigler, member; Photo 2 - Susan Salm, PTP/Tent Council member-Secretary Pro-Tem; David LaBrot, speaker/CC of Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN Camp #2; & Photo 3 - Linda Powers, Prospective Member; Patricia Wood, Chaplain]
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