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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.


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

George Washington’s Birthday Display In Place!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Steve Mallory and new chapter member Jim Johnson visited the John L. Street Library in Cadiz today to set up the chapter’s annual “George Washington’s Birthday” display.  The simple display is part of the chapter’s effort to educate the public about the real nature of the National Holiday known as George Washington’s Birthday.

Though the legal holiday remains on the record as George Washington’s Birthday, annual acknowledgement has been culturally “morphed” into a holiday amalgam that highlights George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and is now casually referred to as “President’s Day.  The holiday is celebrated annually on the Monday closest to February 22, which is the actual date of our Founding President’s birthday (February 22, 1732).

We humbly encourage you to stop by and check out the display and grab one of the informational flyers.


Compatriots Jim Johnson (left) and Steve Mallory (right)

Baggett Represents Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter and Kentucky State Society at Georgia Events

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Geoff Baggett, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Past-President and current Vice-President/Chaplain of the Kentucky Society, made a long journey with his wife, Kim, to Wilkes County, Georgia, over the weekend.  The location is the former home of one of his Patriot ancestors, Robert Hammock, and the setting of his novel, Partisans and Refugees.  The weekend was part of a whirlwind book marketing tour.  He timed the visit to coincide with two important SAR events.  While there he represented both the chapter and Kentucky Society at two incredible events in northeast Georgia.

On Friday, February 10, he was honored to represent at the grave marking of General Elijah Clarke, infamous Revolutionary War officer in Georgia and “Hero of the Hornet’s Nest.”  Baggett and his wife, Kimberly, took part in the historical interpretation at the historic site during the morning and then attended the grave marking in the afternoon.

Baggett wore his chaplain’s “uniform” proudly carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and presented the Kentucky wreath on behalf of the chapter and state.  He was given a surprise honor during the ceremony.  Since there were no descendants of the Patriot present, the Master of Ceremonies invited descendants of Patriots who served with Elijah Clarke to come forward and uncover the grave marker.  Baggett, whose ancestor Robert Hammock fought alongside Elijah Clarke, joined two other Compatriots in this honor.





On Saturday, February 11, Geoff and Kim attended Revolutionary War days in Washington, Georgia.  They manned a book booth on the city square during the morning hours.  In the afternoon they attended the Battle of Kettle Creek Commemoration, a National SAR Color Guard Event.  Once again, Geoff carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and presented a wreath on behalf of the chapter and state society.




Brochure Winner Announced!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is pleased to announce its chapter winner in our first-ever Middle School Brochure Contest.  That winner is Bailey Pritchett of North Marshall Middle School.  Miss Pritchett was one of ten students in the Kentucky Junior Historical Society group at the school who submitted entries for the contest.

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Compatriots Steve Mallory and Geoff Baggett visited NMMS on Tuesday afternoon to present Certificates of Participation to all ten students.  They also awarded Miss Pritchett a $100 cash award, the chapter’s Citizenship Medal, and two of Geoff Baggett’s books.  After the presentation they snapped a photo of the entire group.

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Below are photos of the winning brochure.




2016 Poster Contest Champion!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is pleased to announce that our 2016 NSSAR Elementary Poster Contest Winner is Ethan Knight of the Southwest Calloway Elementary School!


Ethan completed his beautiful poster in the Kentucky 2016 theme of “Daniel Boone.”  He received an SAR Certificate, the Bronze Student Citizenship Medal, a copy of Geoff Baggett’s student novel, Little Warrior and a handsome cash award.  Ethan’s poster will be forwarded to the Kentucky Society to compete against submissions from other chapters to vie for the state championship and award.

Photos of the three homeroom winners are below.  They received their certificates and awards on the annual visit by Compatriots from the chapter who were making presentations on the American Revolution to all three homerooms.


Living History at Lone Oak Middle

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett spent the day on Tuesday with the 8th graders of the Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah.  He presented his Revolutionary War in a Trunk program six times to ten total classes, reaching almost 250 students with instruction on the Revolutionary War in a single day.


Baggett’s presentations, sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, were the culmination of the 8th grade Social Studies unit on the Revolutionary War.  In addition, the reading department at Lone Oak Middle purchased 120 copies (three class sets) of his youth book, Little Hornet, and incorporated the book and its companion study guide into their reading curriculum this fall.  All 250 students are currently reading and studying the Revolutionary War novel in their Reading classes.  The students seemed to enjoy meeting the actual author of their current study book.


For info on bringing a presentation to your school, email Geoff or contact the Kentucky Humanities Council.


Veteran’s Day in Tennessee!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Three Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter traveled southward on Friday to join the Tennessee State Color Guard in marking two Patriot graves in the Antioch community.  Geoff Baggett, Steve Mallory, and Bob Sholly represented the Kentucky Society at the back-to-back events.

The first ceremony was in honor of Pvt. Isaac Johnson of the North Carolina Continental Line.  Geoff played the regimental drum for the color guard and presented a wreath from the Kentucky Society.  Steve and Bob presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and fired in the gun salute.15000844_10153997665286156_3333407350815068688_o.jpg


The second ceremony, held in a small, private cemetery in the heart of a bustling business district, was in honor of Edward Collinsworth of the 1st Virginia Regiment.  Once again, Geoff played the regimental drum for the color guard and presented a wreath from the Kentucky Society.  Steve and Bob presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and fired in the gun salute.