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1 Vol 2 Issue 11 Jan 2015 H o n o r i n g o u r C o n f e d e r a t e H e r i t a g e The Maryland Line camp and the Sons of Confederate veterans denounce racism, racial supremacists, hate groups, and any other group or individual that misuses or desecrates the symbols of the confederate states or the united states. Next Meeting Tues Feb 3 Maryland Line camp 1741 C.S.A. meets Tuesdays as scheduled of the month at 7:00 pm-8:45- pm American Legion Mayo rd Mayo MD Have something you want to share in this news letter? Send to Editor Dave Barber C o m m a n d e r s R e p o r t, We started the year off right, a new member came to the meeting paper work in hand. His name is James Cheston and we will make it official at the February meeting. Even with the snow we had 7 members. We have 1/17/2015 Lee/ Jackson day and 1/31/2015 is the division meeting at Riveria Beach Library in Pasadena Md. Hope your Christmas and NewYear were great and the joy of the time get better every day. Tom Commander Dale Maryland Line CSA 1741 C h a r g e t o t h e S o n s o f C o n f e d e r a t e V e t e r a n s To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the Vindication of the cause for which we Fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the south is presented to future generations. LT. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1906

2 P a g e 2 Well Dressed Superior Men. The Marylanders had always been recognized in both armies as being Well dressed and well drilled. The following are describing the southern Marylanders'. on the road between Shepherdstown and Winchester we fell in the Maryland Battalion a meeting I have always remembered with pleasure. They were marching to the front by companies, spaced apart about feet. We were ungainly, draggled lot, about as removed as well could be from any claim to ceremonious courtesy; yet each company, as it passed, gave us the military salute of shoulders arms. They were noticeable, at that early stage of the war, as the only organization we saw that wore the regulation confederate gray, all other troops having assumed a sort of revised regulation uniform of homespun butternut David L Thompson, prisoner from 9th NY Vol Co. G They have been telling us you rebs are a ragged set, but you seem to have pretty good clothes; and you were badly armed, but you have good guns, and what s funny to me,all of them have U.S. on them. Yankee Farmer Chambersburg P.A. speaking to 2nd MD George Thomas. In the morning came a couple hundred rebel prisoners, taken yesterday. Among them were a number of their Maryland brigade, quite well dressed and superior men, many of them. They were very civil, but evidently more touchy than the extreme southerners, who exhibit no feeling at all. These Marylanders, however, were very anxious to say they were fighting hard when taken, which I don't doubt they were. They had remains of fancy clothes on, including little kepis half grey and half blue. Letters of Union Col Theodore Lyman

3 V o l 2 I s s u e 1 1 P a g e 3 SUPPORT THE MD LINE STORE. Purchase these items from the camp store.. The t-shirts are $20 and the hats are $20 both plus s+h. We also have a face book page Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1741. We also have many Botony cross and pins..

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5 2nd Md Co. C Re-enacting Unit, Photo taken at Linthicum walks living history,crofton MD this past Summer. Well Dressed Superior men. Intrested in joining Call Dave Barber (202)