CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH  Free Living History Event at Durst-Taylor House in Nacogdoches Saturday, April 6, 2019

CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH 
Free Living History Event at Durst-Taylor House in Nacogdoches
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Stone Fort Camp #1944, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), is hosting the second annual Confederate History Month event at the Durst-Taylor House located near historic downtown Nacogdoches. Hours are from 9AM to 5PM, on Saturday, April 6th. This is a free family friendly event. Bring your chairs, igloos, and shade. No alcohol allowed. Smoking in designated areas.

There will be a short flag raising ceremony at 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM cake cutting, and flag lowering at 5:00 PM. This Confederate History Month event will also serve as a kickoff celebration for the next weekend’s large scale Civil War re-enactment known as the Battle of Pleasant Hill. For more information visit: http://www.battleofpleasanthill.com/ . The Battle of Pleasant Hill was a Confederate victory and prevented Federal troops from invading Texas and saved Nacogdoches from occupation and possible destruction.

Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines that fought in the Civil War were made United States Veterans by an Act of Congress in 1957 (U.S. Public Law 85-425, Sec 410 and approved May 23, 1958). Additionally, ALL Confederate Army, Navy, and Marine Veterans are equal to U.S. Veterans under Public Law 810 which was approved by the 17th Congress on February 26, 1929. This law directed the War Department to procure, erect headstones, and recognize Confederate Veteran grave sites as United States war grave sites. The SCV is obligated, through membership, to defend the honor of our Confederate ancestors. There will be some Confederate and Texas related items for sale. Confederate, United States, and Texas 3’x5’ flags will be discounted to $5.00. A portion of the money raised will be used towards a legal defense fund established to protect Confederate history, monuments, statues, and grave sites in Texas. Any donations will be graciously accepted.

All SCV, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), Civil War related historical associations, area re-enactors, families, students, and arm chair historians are encouraged to attend. Wear period uniforms and dresses if you have them. Musicians with banjos, guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, jugs, bones, spoons, Jews harp, etc. are welcome. If you have a living history interest that depicts arts, crafts, and life in the 1860's please come share your artifacts and knowledge. If you want to have a static display of artillery or other Civil War historical items please bring them for show and tell. Need to sell your Civil War history books ? Bring them. Bring your games like corn hole, washers, horseshoes, etc. If you want to bring your horse or mule then bring it. Want to sell or trade that extra uniform, rifle, old pair of boots, saddle or canteen ? Bring them. If you are a Civil War period photographer or can make antique sepia photos we need you.

Are you looking for your Confederate ancestor ? Representatives from Stone Fort Camp #1944, SCV, can help. This is a free service. Try to identify the names of your grandparents or great grandparents. Known birth dates or birthplaces will help speed up the process. If you do not have that information available during the event we still want to meet you.

Downtown shopping and food is within easy walking distance. There is plenty of free parking. The historic Old University Building is only three blocks away. It was used as a Confederate Hospital and convalescent quarters after the Battle of Pleasant Hill. And, was later occupied as a Federal regimental headquarters during Yankee reconstruction. There is a small museum on the second floor. The Old Stone Fort (relocated to the Stephen F. Austin State University campus) was the area's recruiting station for those joining the Confederacy. It was also the "headquarters for the first attempt to create a Republic of Texas". The newly renovated Fredonia Hotel is only one block away from the event. Lot’s to see and lot’s to do. We hope to see you there.

Point of contact: Camp Adjutant, (936) 347-5223, or email:oakleaf7@windstream.net.