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Honoring George Washington

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington's Birthday on February 22, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution held a brief but meaningful event on Wednesday, February 22, to mark the 285th anniversary of President George Washington’s Birthday.  Compatriots from the Cadiz chapter gathered at the John L. Street Library to present a book about George Washington to Library Director Pam Metts.  The book that the chapter gifted to the library was Jim Murphy’s, The Crossing, which tells the amazing story of Washington’s Army crossing the Delaware River for its attack on the Hessian mercenaries in Princeton, New Jersey, on Christmas Day in 1776.

This is the second year that Mrs. Metts has generously allowed the chapter to place a “George Washington’s Birthday” display at the library during the month of February.  It is also the second year that the chapter has donated a volume to the library, thus establishing an ongoing partnership for historical education.

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(left to right) Mark Lacy, Bob Sholly, Jack Dawson, Library Director Pam Metts, Chapter President Steve Mallory, Jim Johnson, Geoff Baggett

Grave Marking on Saturday!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking, Roger Larkins on September 19, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the upcoming Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony in honor of Roger Larkins, a Revolutionary War Patriot of the North Carolina Militia. The men of the SAR are working in partnership with the descendants of Roger Larkins to honor this Patriot at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 24.

This will be a unique and unusual ceremony for our community. Roger Larkins was a long-time resident of Trigg County in the early 1800’s and even served in the “Second War of American Independence,” the War of 1812, in the Kentucky Militia. Unfortunately, the exact whereabouts of his death and burial site are unknown. Because the location of his grave has been lost to time, the family was unable to receive a grave marker from the Veteran’s Administration. But the family persevered in their quest to honor their ancestor and raised the funds on their own to provide a marker in his honor. They have chosen to place his marker in the cemetery that bears his name, the Larkins Cemetery, on P’Pool Road just a few miles north of Cadiz. Several of his children and many of his descendants are buried there.

Saturday’s Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony will feature SAR Compatriots in Revolutionary War uniforms, a multi-flag color guard, a casket flag folding ceremony, a biographical tribute to the Patriot, and a flintlock musket and rifle salute. Attendees will also receive a very special treat at this grave marking event. Compatriots from Tennessee are bringing a replica cannon from the Revolutionary War and will fire the artillery weapon as a salute to the Patriot.

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On the Front Page!

Posted in 9/11 Service, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Law Enforcement Commendation Medal on September 14, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg made the front page of the Cadiz Record today with a full-color photo!  Images of the story are below …

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Steve Mallory Represents in Tennessee!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on September 6, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Compatriot and Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Vice-President Steve Mallory attended a grave marking in Tennessee Sunday afternoon.  He proudly carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and fired in the black powder salute to honor Ensign John McMurtry in the Beech Cemetery located in Sumner County, Tennessee.

John McMurtry enlisted in 1775 in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line.  He was promoted to sergeant after the battles at White Planes and York Island.  He also fought in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Germantown.  He worked his way up through the ranks and later earned the rank of Ensign.  In 1779 he went to sea on a privateer , the sloop of war called the Fair American, commanded by Stephen Decatur, Sr., the father of Stephen Decatur, Jr., who earned fame during the War of 1812.

Thank you, Steve, for representing our chapter and our commonwealth!

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Mallory Men Honored

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on August 13, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Vice-President Steve Mallory attended the annual Mallory Family Reunion today.  He took advantage of the opportunity to honor two brave veterans.  He presented each of them with the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.  The father and son duo are pictured below.  On the left is C.P. Mallory, a World War II U.S. Army Veteran and his son, Brent Mallory, who also served in the U.S. Army.

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We thank them both for their selfless service to our nation!

Welcome, Joseph Brand!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, New Member on August 11, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Please join us as we welcome a fine young man into our chapter … Joseph Brand from Trigg County.  Joseph is a recent graduate of Trigg County High School and is currently seeking a career path.  He has an avid interest in living history and blacksmithing.  He has recently worked as a historical interpreter at The Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes.

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Joseph descends from Andrew Crysel, who rendered Patriotic Service in North Carolina.  Shortly after the American Revolution he migrated to the frontier in Logan County, Kentucky.  There is also evidence that he served in the famous “German Regiment” of the Pennsylvania Continental Line before moving southward to North Carolina.

Please join us in welcoming Joseph to the Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter and the SAR!

 

Rick Sheets at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Rick Sheets, Uncategorized on July 12, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Rick Sheets, our North Carolina compatriot, interpreted Revolutionary War engraved powder horns, accoutrements and flintlock arms to the public at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Lynchburg, Virginia at its Independence Day Celebration on July 4th, 2016. This is Rick’s fifth year. He was joined by his girlfriend Pam Lappegard who makes powder horn straps. Pictured are friends and fellow Colonial artisans Jeff Bibb (of Monroe, Virginia) on left and Clinton Byers (of Boone, North Carolina) on the right  with Rick Sheets in the middle. The weather cooperated with just a few light showers, the public enjoyed lots of re-enactors and activities. See http://poplarforest.org/ to learn about Thomas Jefferson’s “other” home.