SCV inducts one of nation’s first cadets

Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Submitted by James Baggett

Fort Blakeley Camp 1864 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans met recently at Street’s
restaurant in Bay Minette.

A general welcome was extended by Cmdr. Thomas B. Rhodes III. After the pledge
to the American flag, salutes were rendered to the Alabama flag and Confederate

During the meeting, Camp 1864 inducted William Tyler Dove as one of the first
SCV Cadets in the nation. The SCV Cadet program is designed for youngsters under
12, not yet eligible for full membership.

Camp officials say the program is designed to allow young men of Confederate
ancestry to participate in SCV functions and began learning the impartial truth
of their ancestry.

A program was presented by Compatriot the Rev. Hugh Hall of Pensacola Semmes
Camp. His topic was "Christmas in Antebellum Virginia."

It was announced during the business session that Camp 1864 will hold a Lee-Jackson
Memorial Service during itsregular meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Streets Restaurant.
Camp officials say this service will be especially meaningful because this year
is the 200th birthday of Gen. Robert E. Lee. All SCV members, family and friends
are invited.

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