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SCV members converge on Corinth
by Zack Steen
Jun 11, 2014 | 193 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than 150 Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veteran members were in Corinth June 6-8 as the local W.P. Rogers Camp hosted the 119th Annual Mississippi Division Meeting.

“It was a real honor for our camp to host such a great group of folks,” said Larry Mangus, camp commander. “It was quite a job for everyone in the camp to host that many people, though.”

The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a reception at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center the night the group arrived in town.

The next day Tom Parson, park ranger at the Interpretive Center, led the group on a tour of Civil War Corinth related sites.

The group toured the Verandah-Curlee House, Battery F and the Crossroads Museum. Many of the members also visited the Green Market at the Crossroads Museum and the shops and boutiques in downtown Corinth.

“Tom Parson did a wonderful job," added Mangus. "Many of the folks said the tours led by Tom were some of the best they have ever been on."

The group was able to visit the nearby Davis Bridge Battlefield site just across the Mississippi-Tennessee state line.

“Davis Bridge was the retreat camp for the Confederate army following the Battle of Corinth,” said Mangus. “It was a real treat for everyone to be able to see the near pristine site.”

On June 8, a memorial service was held in downtown Corinth at the Col. W.P. Rogers Memorial Statue off court square.

“We held the Last Roll Call, where we honor all SCV members we have lost in the last year,” said the commander. “We actually lost four members locally this year, so this was an important event for us”

Mangus said the group was well pleased with everything Corinth had to ofter.

“Most of them didn’t realize Corinth had so many great things to do,” he said. “We wined and dined them and they filled up the hotel rooms ... and many of them are planning a future trip back to Corinth. All and all it was a great weekend for everyone.”
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