Archive for the Uncategorized Category

Compatriots Install Mallory Headstone

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2018 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Four Compatriots from the Kentucky Society ‘invaded” Tennessee on Tuesday to install a memorial headstone for Sgt. William Mallory of the 3rd Virginia Regiment.

IMG_2375

(l to r) Geoff Baggett, Steve Mallory, Jim Mallory, David Mallory

William Mallory lived out his final days on his farm in rural Wilson County, Tennessee.  His exact burial site has been lost to time.  However, SAR Compatriot and descendant Jim Mallory recently succeeded in securing a Veteran’s Administration Memorial Headstone in his memory.  He, along with Steve Mallory and David Mallory, also descended from William Mallory, secured a location for the stone on the Talley Cemetery, a very old cemetery that borders the property of William Mallory.  Indeed, if the Patriot soldier is buried in an organized cemetery, rather than a simple family plot, in all likelihood he rests within the borders of this particular graveyard.

Aided by Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter member and Kentucky State President Geoff Baggett, on Tuesday the Mallory descendants installed the headstone on a preselected spot in the oldest part of the Talley Cemetery.  Jim Mallory led the engineering on the project, while the other men provided the “muscle.”

Here are close-ups of the lovely stone.  The SAR logo is displayed prominently on the back of the headstone.

IMG_2379IMG_2374

Compatriots from Tennessee and Kentucky are planning to hold a Patriot Grave marking Ceremony at the site on Sunday, August 12, at 4:00 PM.

Compatriots Attend Blue Licks

Posted in Battle of Blue Licks, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Uncategorized on August 21, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

20934819_1458052157621389_7937069306798815030_o

Chapter Compatriots Steve Mallory and Geoff Baggett represented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter at this year’s commemoration of the Battle of Blue Licks.  Geoff fulfilled his role as the state society Chaplain, marched in the Color Guard, and presented the chapter wreath.  Steve fired in the gun salute.  Their spouses attended the event, as well.

This is the fourth year in a row that these two men have participated in this National Color Guard Event.

Annual Reading of the Declaration!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Declaration of Independence, Independence Day, Uncategorized on July 4, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter gathered on a cloudy, rainy Independence Day in Cadiz to celebrate its annual Reading of the Declaration.  About forty citizens braved the rain to take part in the event.  Geoff Baggett read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety, just like messengers and representatives did in July and August, 1776, in cities and towns throughout the thirteen newly-formed states of the United States of America.  The attendees responded with jeers and boos at all things British, and cheers for all things patriotic.

19787302_1413647592061846_998850269634151613_o.jpg

Before the reading, President Steve Mallory administered the oath of membership to new Compatriot Mark Lacy, formerly of Georgia.  Geoff Baggett pinned him with his rosette.19264359_1413647325395206_4638604939800980235_o.jpg

After the reading, Compatriot Chad Rankin tolled the bell thirteen times … once for each of the original thirteen states.

19621220_1413648275395111_1178804590651309219_o.jpg

Despite the rain, it was a wonderful annual event.  We look forward to clear skies and sunshine in 2018!

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Honors Memory of David Miles Vaughn

Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
19601485_1887375294919568_1001762752203980075_n.jpg

David Miles Vaughn made a new friend in November 2015 at a Col Stephen Trigg Chapter Grave Marking in Caldwell County.

David Miles Vaughn, Compatriot from Tennessee and former Commander of the Tennessee Color Guard, passed away on Friday, June 23, at his home.  He died after a year-long battle with cancer.

David was a great friend of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter.  He visited Trigg County and Western Kentucky often, taking part in several of our Grave Marking ceremonies and events.

19477658_1963839200308902_3154617511853483625_o.jpg

SAR Color Guard with the family of David Miles Vaughn

Compatriots Steve Mallory, Bob Sholly, Jim Johnson, and Geoff Baggett were honored to take part and represent the Kentucky Society SAR in the Color Guard at his funeral.  Baggett played his regimental drum for the presentation of the guard.  Mallory and Sholly fired in the black powder salute.  Johnson fired his cannon in the artillery salute.

19466661_1963839473642208_7290859558509069511_o.jpg

Our friend’s final resting place.  Until we muster once again on the other side.

Veteran’s Appreciation Medal Presented

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Steve Mallory recently presented the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate to retired U.S. Army Captain Jimmy Jones.

FullSizeRender

Join us in giving a huge “Huzzah!” and word of thanks to the Captain.  We are most grateful for his service to our nation.

Steve Mallory Represents Chapter at Kentucky Grave Marking

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Steve Mallory attended a recent grave marking hosted by the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter.  The Compatriots honored Reuben Boston, a soldier in the Virginia Continental Line.

Steve presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and took part in the musket / long rifle salute.

20F5BB70-288C-4FF5-961A-C815E31A7DDC

Speaker’s Bureau at Trigg County Intermediate School!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Four Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Compatriots joined forces today to bring Speaker’s Bureau presentations to all four of Mr. Kendell Finley’s 5th grade Social Studies classes at Trigg County Intermediate.  In all, the men spoke to almost one hundred students.  They presented four hour-long programs that covered a vast range of Colonial period topics, including food, weapons, and a soldier’s equipment.   The “Grand Finale” in each class was dressing up two students in militia attire.

The students seemed to have a fantastic time.

img_0330a

(Back Row) – Compatriots Mark Lacy, Geoff Baggett, Bob Sholly, and Jim Johnson