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An Open Report

On Monday July 10, 2007, Terry Lee and I would join 3rd Brigade
Commander Harry Hurst in the beautiful City of Westminster , South
Carolina at the Camp meeting of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Rebel Grey Camp 2710 . Commander Hurst would lecture on the Confederate
Navy. After hearing him tell of how the Federal Union Navy disregarded
and broke the territorial laws of Brazil as a neutral nation when
the CSS Florida would find itself docked in a Brazilian Port at
the same time as a Union vessel. Both Commanders were ordered not
to commit any actions upon each other because of the Neutrality
of Brazil. The next morning would find the USS Florida being put
into tow by the Union ship. It was later rammed and sunk. Brazil
tried to save the ship , but it was too late. This action is simply
a further defining moment of the dishonor of those men who fought
their brothers in the War Between the States.

Terry Lee and I would again be honored by the Sons as we were made
Associate Honorary Members of the Camp , and once again find ourselves
besieged in an evening of love from all in attendance.