The Fort Brooke Record
|The "Fort Brooke Record" (FBR) is the monthly newsletter of the Capt. John T. Lesley Camp 1282, Inc, a Camp of the Florida Division, SCV and of the International Sons of Confederate Veterans. The FBR is provided free of charge to members of the Camp. Editorial comments in this publication are the expressed opinion of the editorial writer and not of the Camp. Paid advertisements can in no way be considered an endorsement by this camp. Locally, for inquiries and information on coming to events, the camp maintains a full-time access phone at (813) 661-7045.|
Camp Member Wins
Stand Waite SCV Scholarship
I received a letter from the Stand Waite Scholarship Committee, International Headquarters, Sons of confederate Veterans on 22 July. The letter went on to say that the selection committee has reviewed my application and considered it along with the other applications. The letter advised me that I was selected to receive the Stand Waite Scholarship on behalf of the SCV.
I would like to thank the camp and all who helped me. It is an honor to represent the John T. Lesley Camp through this scholarship.
Once again thank you all.
Chad T. Newsome
New Camp Formed
Fort Brook Record
New SCV Camp receives certification by Division Commander. On August 18th in Labelle Florida the William M. Footman Camp #1950 will be putting on a Picnic at the Community Park on the river in historic down town Labelle. This is in celebration of the official recognition and presentation of our Charter on this day by the State Commander John Adams and Brigade Commander Grayland Smith of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We will be promoting displays of our southern heritage and culture and history at this event along with entertainment and a buffet of food provided by our members.
We ask that those attending bring a covered dish with them to the picnic. Soft drinks and ice tea will be provided. Come join us for the day and help us celebrate the founding of our new Camp which will join the struggle to
David Luxton, Quartermaster
Please attend this important event.
Dade City Pioneer Days
There will be a new John T. Lesley camp event this Labor Day weekend, September 1, 2, and 3rd in Dade City at the Pioneer Florida Museum. Rally around the flag boys! We need volunteers to man the tent. Please contact Dean Leferink at 352-523-2817 and let him know if you are going to be there or have any questions concerning it. This is a new one for us, so we need to have a good showing.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Cow Cavalry Update
Dear Cow Cavalry Friends:
David Bamford and I have added two new items to the Munnerlyn's Cattle Guard Battalion Website.
The first is a list of regular Confederate soldiers
and cavalrymen who were detached from their units to drive cattle in Florida. Many of these men became part of Capt. James McKay, Jr.'s company and were later absorbed into the Cow Cavalry. See http://www.geocitiescom/yes_album/detailed.html
We have also added a link to an excellent article by Rodney Kite-Powell, II, regarding the role of several Cow Cavalry officers in aiding Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin's escape from Florida at the close of the War. See http://wwwtampabayhistorycenter.org/tbhcpast.htm
In the next week or so, we will be responding to a vicious smear against the Cow Cavalry and the Confederate cause which appeared in an article in the Winter 1999 issue of the Florida Historical Quarterly
Kyle S. VanLandingham