August 2012 Camp Meeting
We had a great turn out for our August meeting as we started meeting at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Our guest speaker was Tom Plowden who is our Lt. Brigade Commander and Commander of the General Martin W. Gary Camp in Edgefield. He delivered a great talk about the 19th South Carolina and the battles that they fought in. The 19th South Carolina was full of fight along with honor as they went into battle with the troops from Alabama and Tennessee. During our business section Commander Temples brought to the camp a proposal for Melanie Duvall to be our camp's Maid of Honor. She gladly accepted her new position with the camp. Melanie has started standing up for the heritage of the South. She would not conform to the teacher calling the War Between the States a "Civil War". The battle with the teacher lasted for 3 days at the begining of the school year and to which Melanie won with grace and dignity. To close the day of battle she took the book that our Brigade Commander Wayne Jones wrote and showed the teacher the book. The teacher then said, " I guess this argument is over." When we can win over 1 at a time to the true history it is all worth it.
June 2012 Camp Meeting
We had our Brigade Commander come and give us his talk on the new book Ten Minutes of Blind Confusion: The Battle of Aiken Kilpatrick vs. Wheeler February 11, 1865 . Just as the title states it was about the Battle of Aiken and our camps name sake General Joseph Wheeler. Commander Temples presented the two newest camp members with their certificates of membership.