Archive for February, 2014

Living History in Mrs. Carneyhan’s Class

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau on February 28, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Geoff Baggett had a GREAT visit with the kids of Mrs. Amy Carneyhan’s fifth grade class at Trigg County Intermediate School.  He brought a brief presentation about the Revolutionary War time period, including an emphasis upon Militia and citizen-soldiers.  The students had many questions, including inquiries about his uniform and equipment.

Compatriot Baggett also learned that the 5th grade teachers will be leading their students to take part in the poster contest as an extra credit assignment!  More information on their participation will be forthcoming.

Mrs. Carneyhan's class!

Mrs. Carneyhan’s class!

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Welcome, Dr. Dennis Adams!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on February 27, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We just received great news!  Dennis Adams’ application has been examined and verified by the genealogists at SAR!  He is now “officially” registered as a Compatriot in the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter!  You can visit his page on our site here.

Dennis Adams

Dennis Adams

We will “swear him in” at out next chapter meeting, then join him in marking his ancestor’s grave, William Addison of Todd County, on Saturday, March 22.

Additionally, in checking the weekly Application Status Report, we are proud to announce that in addition to Glenn Greenfield, the applications of Jerry Burlingame, Travis McCloud, and Tony Dothsuk have been examined by the Kentucky State Genealogist and formally entered into the SAR system as of 14 Feb.  Around April 1 we should, officially, have five new Compatriots in our chapter!

Colonel Trigg in the Record Today!

Posted in George Washington Portrait, Newspaper / Press on February 26, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Cadiz Record ran a story about our Washington portrait presentation.  Here is a picture … for your viewing and reading enjoyment (click to enlarge).

Cadiz Record Story - 26 Feb 2014

Cadiz Record Story – 26 Feb 2014

William Addison Grave Marking Date Change!

Posted in Grave Marking, William Addison on February 25, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Great news!  After the reluctance of many of our Compatriots to miss Sunday evening church for a Sunday grave marking service, I contacted the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter and requested a date change.  Today I received official word that Saturday works for them!

So … please spread the word.  The William Addison Grave marking (ancestor of new Compatriot Dennis Adams) will be on Saturday, March 22, at 1:00 PM in the Gant Cemetery in the Sharon Grove Community of Todd County.  There will be a group meeting at the Crossroads Fellowship parking lot at 11:30 AM to “convoy” over to the cemetery.

Please make plans to attend and bring as many people as you possibly can!

Dennis Adams at the grave of his 4th Great-Grandfather, Pvt. William Addison.

Dennis Adams at the grave of his 4th Great-Grandfather, Pvt. William Addison.

From the TCIS Facebook Page …

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on February 25, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Here is a screen capture with a picture collage and a very sweet note from the Trigg County Intermediate School.  They posted it on their Facebook page.  You can “like” their page here.

TCIS Facebook Post

Col. Trigg Chapter Goes on the Road!

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau on February 22, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

On Friday, February 21, chapter president Geoff Baggett went “on the road” for a speaker’s bureau engagement in Lakeland, Tennessee (near Memphis).  His sister-in-law, Christy Harrison, is a fourth-grade teacher at Lakeland Elementary School.  She introduced the Americanism Poster Contest to the other teachers at her school.  In February they offered the poster project as an “extra credit” grade while studying their social studies unit on the Revolutionary War.  37 of their 140 students participated.

On Friday Compatriot Baggett spoke to a combined assembly of six classes in the school cafeteria about the militia in the Revolution and the role of Francis Marion in the Southern Theater.  He also awarded certificates to the first, second, and third place winners.  The grand prize winner also received a book, The Swamp Fos of the Revolution by Stewart H. Holbrook, and a $20 cash prize.  He also presented “Certificates of Appreciation” to the school principal and all six of the teachers who participated in the poster project.  The highlight of the afternoon was teaching the kids the, “Huzzah!” cheer and hearing the entire cafeteria full of kids giving the cheer as they waved their arms.

Speaking Crop

After the large assembly he reported to Mrs. Harrison’s class where he did a presentation on the elements of his militia uniform and the purpose of each piece of equipment.  The children enjoyed trying on his cocked hat and posing for pictures.

Class Crop

Unfortunately, the posters for the Francis Marion theme were judged at the statewide level in January, so none of these posters could be entered for state competition.  We are confident that the winning poster at Lakeland Elementary, one of the most creative presentations we have ever seen, would have been a “contender.”

The winning poster, in the form of a newspaper.

The winning poster, in the form of a newspaper.

George Washington Portrait Presented

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on February 19, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Today five Compatriots visited the Trigg County Intermediate School to present a framed canvas portrait of George Washington to school Principal Brian Futrell.  This portrait, made available by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, was purchased by the chapter specifically for placement in this school.  Mr. Futrell plans to hang it in the main hallway of the school near the offices.

In addition to the portrait, compatriots also presented Mr. Futrell with a teaching resource kit, a flag flown over Mount Vernon, and a Certificate of Appreciation for his willingness to work with the chapter in resourcing education about the Revolutionary War.

Steve Mallory, Billy redd, Geoff Baggett, Principal Brian Futrell, Ken Oakley, and James SUmner

Steve Mallory, Billy Redd, Geoff Baggett, Principal Brian Futrell, Ken Oakley, and James Sumner

For more photos, visit the album on our Facebook page, or the photos on the TCIS page.