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October 13, 2018
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan
Boonville Days Festival, Bryan
TexDiv 3d Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Lee R Lance shakes hand with Michael L Lance, Sr Vice-Cmdr of the LCDR Edward Lea USN Camp No 2,
SUVCW, Houston, TX. While manning booths at the Boonville Days Festival in Bryan, the two men introduced themselves to each other and discovered
that they are 1st Cousins, 3x removed, whose ancestors came from Indiana! Although both had lived in the Houston area for more than 20 years,
they had ever met before – a modern day example of “Brothers Against Brothers” just like in The War Between the States!


October 13, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Floresville (TX) Peanut Festival Parade
Photo 1 (l to r): TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon, Camp Cadet Cale Cavarra,
Camp Member George "Bubba" Cheek and Camp Member Mark Riser pose by the float ready to roll.
Photo 2 (l to r): Camp Cadet Cale Cavarra and Camp Member George "Bubba" Cheek awaiting the start of the parade after an early morning getting the float ready.
Photo 3 (l to r): Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds, Camp Cadet Cale Cavarra, Camp Member
George "Bubba" Cheek and Camp Member Mark Riser approve of the float before boarding it for the parade.
Photos provided by George P. Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp #153


October 6, 2018
Come and Take It Parade
Gonzales, Texas
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX; Colonel A M Hobby Camp # 713, Corpus Christi, TX
and Colonel Sidney Drake Jackman Camp #977, San Marcos, TX take part in the
“Come and Take It Parade” at Gonzales, Texas on 06OCT2018.
Photo 1 – Camp 153 Cadet Cale Cavarra strikes a pose before boarding the float.
Photo 2 – Members of the 3 camps pose awaiting start of the parade.
Photo 3 – Close up of the SCV float ready to “move out” into the parade.
Photo 4 – Cadet Cavarra after helping prepare the float for the parade.
Photos by George Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp #153


September 27, 2018
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan
180th Birthday Celebration of BG L S Ross, CSA
Each year, the Sul Ross Camp #1457 celebrates the birth of their namesake, BG Lawrence Sullivan Ross, at its September meeting. This year marked the 180th anniversary of his birth and, ironically, the meeting occurred on the exact anniversary of his birth – September 27 – making this a very special occasion. The meeting room at Outback Steakhouse was packed with members and guests, two of whom requested applications to join the camp! Following an excellent presentation on “The Life and Times of Lawrence Sullivan Ross” by Charles Oliver of the BG Felix H Robertson Camp #129, Waco, the crowd enjoyed a slice of birthday cake before leaving for the night. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SULLY!


September 8, 2018
Texas Division Executive Council Meeting, San Antonio
Presentation of Lt Gen Stephen Dill Lee Award
Bill Boyd (l) Sul Ross Camp 1457 Commander & Texas Division Chief of Staff presents the Lt Gen Stephen Dill Lee Award statuette to Mr David Vandenberg, esq (r)
on 08SEP during the Texas Division Executive Council meeting. The award recognizes David’s legal contributions to Heritage Defense in the cases of removal of monuments
from Littlefield Fountain Plaza in Austin, Travis Park in San Antonio, and the Robert E Lee Park in Dallas.


September 14, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838, New Braunfels
“Save The Alamo Cenataph” Press Conference, San Antonio

Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr & TexDiv Lt Cmdr John McCammon; Camp 153 member George Foulds; and, Camp 1838 member Chris Lancaster
attend Press Conference at Alamo Plaza for “Save the Alamo Cenotaph” hosted by Texas Representative Kyle Biederman (at the podium).


September 13, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Highway Trash Pickup
Photo #1 (L – R): [Front Row] Beck Stiner; Color Sgt Bobby Moore; TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon; and George Delbert "Bubba" Cheek.
[Back Row] Michael Parson (Property Manager at The Vineyard Mall who lets us park for the cleanup);
Mark Riser; Richard Neely; Camp Cmdr William "Bill" Smith; and, Camp Chaplain Leon Stiner.
Not pictured is TexDiv Chaplain Sanford Reed who drove the trash collection truck.
Photo 2: The end result of the day's pickup. Good for another 3 months.
Photographer – George Foulds (not pictured).


September 05, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Modlin Family Members Recognized
L to R) Cadet Ken Modlin, Member John Modlin, and Cadet Jake Modlin. John was awarded the “Advance the Colors”
certificate for displaying battle flags in Dubai, UAE (see photo posted April 14, 2018). His sons were inducted into Camp 153 as the newest cadets.
Welcome aboard Ken and Jake! Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 and the Texas Division, SCV
look forward to your returning to San Antonio upon completion of your assignment in the UAE!


September 01, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Hill Country Camp #1938, Kerrville/Fredericksburg
Experience Bandera and Labor Day Parade, Bandera

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 San Antonio of the 6th Brigade, working with the Hill Country Camp 1938 Kerrville/Fredericksburg of the 2nd Brigade took First
Place in the 2018 Experience Bandera and Labor Day Parade on Saturday, September 1, 2018 Photo 1 – Members of Camp 153 that showed up early to prepare the float
(L – R): Cadet Cale Cavarra, Darryel Perry, Camp Chaplain Leon Steiner, George "Bubba" Cheek, Camp 3rd Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds, and Beck Steiner
Photo 2 – Members from Camps 153 and 1938 who rode on the float and made our parade participation a success.
A special thanks to all the wives who also participated and kept the men in line.
Photo 3 – (L – R): 2dd Brigade Cmdr & Hill Country Camp 1938 Adjutant Don Taylor and 6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt Cmdr
George Foulds proudly display the first place blue ribbon. An example of what can be accomplished when camps and brigades work together!
Photo 4 – Close up of the First Place Blue Ribbon won through the work of many working together to achieve a common goal.
TexDiv CONGRATULATES BOTH CAMPS ON A JOB WELL DONE!


August 30, 2018
A.M. Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
15-Year Anniversary Meeting

Photo 1 – TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon (L) presents a Division Chaplain Meritorious
Service Award certificate to A M Hobby Camp 713’s Chaplain Jim Mathews for supporting the spiritual needs of his camp members.
Photo 2 – (L-R) 6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt. Cmdr George Foulds; A M Hobby Camp 713 Adjutant Mark Phillips;
and, A M Hobby Camp 713 Commander Gary Cornett pose alongside the cake during the camp’s monthly meeting and 15th Anniversary Celebration.
TEXAS DIVISION CONGRATULATES THE A.M. HOBBY CAMP #713 ON THIS HISTORIC MILESTONE!


July 01 2017 - August 25, August 2018
Sul Ross Camp 1457, Bryan
Ebenezer Cemetery Restoration Project
Sul Ross Camp Commander Bill Boyd was joined by Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Lee Lance and members Mike Smith, Dan Wood and Adrian Lara
in restoring the Ebenezer Cemetery located just north of Kurten in Brazos County. Following the discovery of 19 unmarked graves, camp member
Dan Hilliard [not pictured] fabricated and painted 20 white crosses made of 1 x 2 c-channel steel.Beginning with an initial defoliation of the area
(youpon with some poison ivy) in July 2017, the crew cut and removed a pile of brush to a safe location for a future burn. Another application
of defoliant was applied to brush following revelation of several marked graves and indications of unmarked graves as well. Then, in November
and December 2017, they returned to continue removal of unwanted vegetation. In August 2018, the final cleanup was made and white crosses
were placed at each previously unmarked grave, giving the cemetery a total of 26 marked graves now. Congratulations to a job well done!
Photos by Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Lee Lance [not pictured]


August 18, 2018
Judge Roy Bean Camp #2259, Iraan
NEW CAMP CHARTERED in 2nd BRIGADE

A new camp, Judge Roy Bean Camp #2298, was welcomed into the SCV, Texas Division, and 2nd Brigade on Saturday, 18 August 2018 in Iraan, TX.
The event included a nice meal served to the many families, friends, and SCV compatriots attending from around the state. TexDiv Cmdr David McMahon presented
the charter and camp officers were sworn in by 2nd Brigade Cmdr Don Taylor. The camp consists of six members transferring from the Midland Camp with three new members.
The new members were sworn in by TexDiv Cmdr McMahon and Camp Chaplain Dave Crowder. Special guest Mike Parker (aka Judge Roy Bean) “presided” over his namesake
camp’s ceremony before administering a special Judge Roy Bean Pledge to the Iraan camp members. Stu Carter and Bob Hazelwood presented commemorative photos of Miss
Lillie Langtry to Division and Brigade officers who participated. The ceremony was concluded with a rifle and bugle salute from the Trans-Mississippi Old Guard
(members from the San Antonio area) and everyone singing “Dixie”. (L-R in Photo) Chaplain Dave Crowder, New Mbr Evans Turpin, Mbr Travis Carter, New Mbr Richard Stone,
Guest Mike Parker (Camp #1613, aka “Judge Roy Bean”), Commander Stu Carter, 1st Lt Cmdr David Disselhorst, 2d Lt Cmdr Ron Abner, New Mbr Cody Cagle, and Adjutant Bob Hazelwood
TEXAS DIVISION WELCOMES OUR NEWEST CAMP!
DEO VINDICE!


August 18, 2018
Trans-Mississippi Old Guard, San Antonio
Dedication of Judge Roy Bean Camp #2298, Iraan
The Trans-Mississippi Old Guard of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 traveled to Iraan to participate in the Dedication of the newly formed Judge Roy Bean Camp #2298 of the 2nd Brigade.
(L to R): Leslie D. Perry, Camp 153; Charles Thacker, Cmdr Camp 2254; George Foulds, 6th Brigade Cmdr & Lt Cmdr Camp 153; Mark G. Riser, Camp 153; John McCammon, TexDiv Lt Cmdr & 2d Lt Cmdr Camp 153; William "Bill" Smith, Cmdr Camp 153; Sanford Reed, TexDiv Chaplain, Camp 153; Bobby Moore, Color Sgt Camp 153; and George Delbert "Bubba" Cheek, Camp 153.


August 14, 2018
Medina Grey’s Camp 2254, Hondo, TX
Guardian Certificate Presentation
6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt. Cmdr George Foulds (R) presented Median Greys Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker with a Guardian Certificate in recognition of his personal dedication to upkeep CSA Veteran gravesite(s) (C); looking on is Camp 2254 Chaplain Johnny Davis (L).


August 7, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Special Awards Ceremony
Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra of Hood's Texas Brigade Camp # 153 was awarded the SCV Commendation Medal furing the National Reunion in Franklin, TN on July 21.
Cale was the only Cadet to be awarded a National Award at the Reunion out of the 171 cadet members within the entire SCV.
Camp #153 is very proud of Cadet Cavarra. The award was presented to him during a special award ceremony at the Camp’s August 7 meeting.
CONGRATULATIONS CADET CAVARRA FROM THE ENTIRE DIVISION!


August 2, 2018
Colonel John S. Rip Ford Camp # 2216, Harlingen
Sixth Anniversary Celebration

Congratulations to Camp 2216 and its members on the occasion of their sixth anniversary as a registered SCV camp.
They are also recognized as the Southernmost Camp within the Texas Division and the continental US!


August 2, 2018
Colonel John S. Rip Ford Camp # 2216, Harlingen
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Camp 2216 Awards Ceremony
Camp Adjutant Bruce Kidd (L) receives a Texas Bronze Cross for Meritorious Service; and Camp Commander Ruben Cordova (R) receives a Texas Silver Cross for Meritorious Service.
These awards were presented by 6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds (C)
in recognition of these two Compatriots’ outstanding service to the 6th Brigade, the Texas Division and the SCV.

Texas Division Lt. Cmdr and Camp 153 2nd Lt. Cmdr John McCammon (L) and 6th Brigade Cmdr & Camp 153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds
recognize Camp 2216 Chaplain Charles Graff with the Chaplain Meritorious Service award. Due to Chaplain Graff’s poor health, he was unable to attend the ceremony;
therefore, the award was received on his behalf by Camp 2216 Adjutant Bruce Kidd (C).


July 31, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Texas Highway Clean-Up Activity



Despite the heat and humidity, these hearty Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 souls tackled roadside clean-up of their adopted 2-mile stretch of Texas
highways. What a load of garbage they gathered in the process! Hopefully, one of these days, travelers will abide with the TxDOT slogan
– "Don’t Mess with Texas (highways)”. Until then, Hood’s will continue to contribute their fair share to keeping Texas beautiful!


July 28, 2018
CONFEDERATE MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONY
Honoring Color Sergeant George A Branard,
1st Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood’s Texas Brigade,
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
Civil War Museum, Fort Worth, TX
On July 28, 2018, the presentation of the CSA Medal of Honor to Color Sergeant George A Branard (who bravely carried Hood’s Texas Brigade flag during the Battle of Gettysburg)
took place at the Civil War Museum in Fort Worth as a result of a two-year project lead by Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153’s Past Commander Joe Owen.
The camp wishes to extend special thanks to him and to 3d Brigade Commander Calvin Allen as well as all the Compatriots who attended this ceremony.
Photo #1 – Framed Medal of Honor with accompanying citations which will remain on display in the Civil War Museum in Fort Worth, Texas for all to see.
Photo #2 – Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153’s Tran-Mississippi Old Guard with Dr Henry Branard Bowman, the Great Grandson of Color Sgt Branard.
Photo #3 – Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp Commander & event Master of Ceremonies William “Bill” Smith (L); and, Texas Division Chaplain & Camp member Sanford Reed.
Photo #4 – Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp Past Commander & event organizer Joe Owen giving the biography of Color Sgt George A Branard.
Photo #5 (L-R) – Dr Henry Branard Bowman, Great Grandson of Color Sgt George A Branard; 6th Brigade Commander & Lt Cmdr Camp 153, George Foulds;
and Past Commander Camp 153 & lead organizer of the event, Joe Owen pose with Medal of Honor display.
Read about Color Sgt Branard’s Courage Under Fire Here….



July 27, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX; Texas Div, SCV
Col. Isaac W. Smith Camp #458, Portland, OR; Pacific Northwest Div, SCV
Confederate Iron Cross Dedication – William R Clark, PVT, Co D, 46th GA Infantry
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 set a Confederate Iron Cross on the gravesite of PVT William R Clark, Co D, 46th GA Infantry located in the McDade Cemetery in
Bastrop County, TX. TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon and 6th Brigade Commander & Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds met with PVT Clark’s Great Great
Grandson at the 2018 SCV National Reunion in Franklin, TN. They arranged to host him and dedicate the Cross in honor of his ancestor soldier at the cemetery.
Gary Clark is a member of the Col Isaac W Smith Camp #458 out of Portland, Oregon within the Pacific Northwest Division of the SCV.
However, Gary lives in Washington state from whence he traveled to Texas for this special event following the reunion.
Pictured (L-R) are Gary Clark and John McCammon at William R Clark’s gravesite in McDade, TX. As noted, Private Clark enlisted at Cusseta, GA on 04MAR62 and
was taken POW at Egypt Station, MS on 28DEC1864. He was transferred to Military Prison, Alton, IL then to Point Lookout, VA for exchange.
He was paroled/discharged on 01MAY65 at Greensboro, NC. His records also indicate that he was a “paroled prisoner, sick” in hospital on 09MAR65.
God bless brave men such as Private Clark and God bless the South!
Photo by George Foulds, 6th Bge Cmdr & Camp 153 Lt Cmdr


July 26, 2018
Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838, New Braunfels
Award Presentation Ceremony

6th Brigade Commander & Lt Cmdr of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 George Foulds (L) and Texas Division Lt Commander & 2d Lt. Cmdr of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 John McCammon (R) present Camp 1838 Chaplain William T Jones with the SCV Commendation Medal for his service to the SCV. Well done, Chaplain Jones!


July 20, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade #153, San Antonio
SCV National Reunion, Franklin, TN
(L-R) TexDiv Lt Commander & Camp #153 2d Lt Commander John McCammon; and, 6th Brigade Commander & Camp #153 1st Lt Commander George Foulds
enjoy a leisurely pose with the SCV race car during the reunion. Rumor has it, the title of this photo is “Two Hood’s on a hood!”


July 14, 2018
6th Brigade Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
2d Brigade Hill Country Camp #1938, Fredericksburg
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 of the 6th Brigade from San Antonio, Texas. Team up with the 2nd Brigade Hill Country Camp #1938 from Fredericksburg, Texas.
At the Center Point, Texas Parade July 14, 2018
Photo by George P. Foulds, 6th Brigade Commander


July 05, 2018
Col John S. "Rip" Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
New Member Ceremony
Commander Ruben Cordova (L) and Adjutant Bruce Kidd (R) swear in newest camp Member Shane Silvers (C) during the July camp meeting at Texas Elk’s Lodge, Harlingen.
Photo by 6th Bge Cmdr George P. Foulds


July 04, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838, New Braunfels
Startzville 4th of July Parade
Top Photo: Participating members pose for the camera – Brian Lee Nolen #1838, Wilferd Schlather #1838, Bobby Moore #153, David Koihlenberg #1838, Phillip Loveday #1838, J.R. Estill #1838, James and Jullian Jones #1838, George “Bubba” Cheek #153, Garret Meyer #153, Lorna Cheek #153, Mark Riser #153, John McCammon #153, George Foulds #153.
Bottom Photo – Float awaiting start of parade.
Inset – 6th Brigade Commander & Camp #153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds receiving 3d Place Award for the camps’ float.
Congrats to all who made this a successful event!


June 29, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, Texas
Adopt-A-Highway
Camp 153 joins TXDOT Adopt a Highway Program on one of the most traveled highways in the San Antonio area.
Camp 153 challenges other Texas Division camps to do the same!
Photo by George P. Foulds, Texas Division 6th Brigade Commander, Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 Lt. Commander


June 23, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, TX
Hood’s Texas Brigade assists First Brigade personnel in dedicating the South Plains Marker.
The ceremony also honors the service of Private Willis Dee Mohon, 22d Alabama Infantry, CSA, buried in Lubbock Cemetery.
Photo by George Foulds, 6th Brigade Commander


June 23, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Colonel Sidney Drak Jackmen Camp #977, San Marcos
64th Luling (TX) Watermelon Parade

Photo 1 – Float prepared for the Watermelon Parade.
Photo 2 (l to r) – Camp #153 Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek, Camp #997 Cmdr John Christensen along with Camp #977 Friends who helped with the float set up.
Photos by George Foulds, 6th Brigade Cmdr.


June 21, 2018
Texas Lone Star Greys Camp #1953, Schertz
Award Ceremony
TexDiv Lt Cmdr & 2d Lt Cmdr Hood’s Brigade Camp #153 John McCammon (c) presents Tex Div Silver Crosses for
Meritorious Service to 92-year-old WWII Vet & Camp #1953 Adjutant Don Lawrence (l) and Camp #1953 Commander Rusty Harris (r)
during ceremonies at the unit’s June meeting. Congratulations to both men for a job well done!
(Photo by 6th Bde Cmdr & Camp #153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds)


June 16, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Co K, 6th Texas (Alamo Rifles) Reenactors, San Antonio
Berges Fest Parade Boerne, Texas
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, and AM Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi, team up with the 6th
Texas Co K Reenactors, San Antonio, to represent our Southern Heritage and Ancestors in the Berges Fest Parade.
Photo #1 (L to R): Camp #713 Cmdr Gary Cornett; Camp #153 mbr Beck Steiner; 6th Texas Co K mbrs Ian Straus and Fred & Zack Chapman
[portraying token Yankee POWs!]; Camp #153 3rd Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds; and, Camp #153 mbr George "Bubba" Cheek.
Photo #2 - Camp #153 parade float being prepped for start of the Berges Fest parade.
Photo #3 – (L to R): Camp #713 Cmdr Gary Cornett; Camp #153 Color SGT Bobby Moore; and, Camp #153 mbr George "Bubba" Cheek.
Photo #4 – (Front Row L to R): Camp 153 3d Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds; 6th TX Co K Levi Straus; Camp #153 mbrs George "Bubba" Cheek & Anthony Villafranca;
6th TX Co K mbrs Fred & Zack Chapman; and, Camp #153 Color SGT Bobby Moore. (Back Row L to R): 6th TX Co K mbr Ian Straus;
Camp #153 mbr Mark Riser; Camp #713 Cmdr Gary Cornett; and, 6th TX Co K mbrs Todd & Phil McBride


June 09, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Medina Greys Camp #2254, Hondo
2018 Texas Division Reunion, Nacogdoches

Photo # 1 (Left to Right) 6th Brigade Commander & Camp #153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds; Camp #2254 Commander Charles Thacker;
and Texas Division Lt Cmdr & Hoods Texas Brigade Camp #153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon.
Photo #2 (CW from Left) Texas Division Chaplain & Camp #153 Genealogist Sanford Reed; Texas Division Lt. Commander & Camp #153
2d Lt Cmdr John Mccammon accompanied by his lovely wife Darrah; and, Camp #2254 Commander Charles Thacker.
[Photos provided by 6th BGE Cmdr George Foulds]


June 04,2018
Col John S “RIP” Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
Rio Hondo High School AFJROTC Awards
Col John S “RIP” Ford Camp #2216 Commander Ruben Cordova (l) and Adjutant Bruce Kidd (r)
present the H L Hunley Award to Cadet Major John D Castillo at Rio Hondo High School during AFJROTC awards ceremony.


June 02, 2018
Col John S “RIP” Ford Camp #2216
Palmetto Ranch Battlefield Marker, near Brownsville, TX
Top Photo L to R): Camp member Fred Middleton, Adjutant Bruce Kidd and Commander Ruben Cordova check out the THC marker at Palmetto Hill for a memorable historical opportunity.
They invite one and all to experience the historical sites of the Rio Grande Valley’s Civil War Trail. Read about them here: http://www.utrgv.edu/civilwar-trail/ and here http://www.texashighways.com/history/item/7945-forgotten-conflict-texas-rio-grand-valley-civil-war-trail and, for a map, click here http://www.utrgv.edu/civilwar-trail/civil-war-trail/index.htm


June 02, 2018
Maj George W Littlefield Camp #59 (Austin)
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 (San Antonio)
Oakwood Confederate Cemetery, Austin
Maj George W Littlefield Camp #59 hosted Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 in a joint remembrance of
President Jefferson Davis and Maj Littlefield as they dedicated a new Memorial Bench in the Oakwood Confederate Cemetery.
Camp #59 had previously sponsored the placement of the Confederate Memorial in the cemetery prior to sponsoring the accompanying Memorial Bench.
Photo 1 – In attendance from Camp #153 were Texas Division Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon,
6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr & Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds, and Camp member George “Bubba” Cheeks.
Attending from Camp #59 were Camp Commander Marshall Davis, Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Robert Anderson, Camp Chaplain Carl Crowther and members Don Evans and H.W. Irby.

Photo 2 – Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Robert Anderson (l) and Chaplain Robert Crowther (r) entertained the group with some good old Southern music.
Photos by George Foulds, Camp #153


May 28, 2018
Kerr County, Texas Courthouse Memorial Day Ceremony




Hill Country Camp #1938 color guard, the Lone Star Rifles, provided the musket salute at the end of the Kerr County, Texas courthouse Memorial Day ceremony.
From L-R are Ted Conerly, Don Taylor, Dan Maxwell, Dr. Stephen Short, and James Maxwell. John Tittle,
LSR bugler, followed with “Taps”. Earlier in the day, the LSR posted the colors at the local VA cemetery ceremony.
The -1 and -2 photos were courtesy of the Kerrville Daily Times


May 28, 2018
John S “RIP” Ford Camp 2216, Harlingen
20TH Memorial Day Veterans Silent March
Brownsville, TX
Commander Ruben Cordova (C), 2nd Lt Chris Brush (R), Adjutant Bruce Kidd (Far R) and Compatriot Fred Middleton (L)
participated in the 20th annual Veterans Silent March at Veterans Memorial Park, Brownsville.


May 26, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153
Alamo City Guards Camp #1325
Onion House Living History Event, Leon Valley, TX
Photo #1 (L to R): Camp 1325 Mbr Dustin Seiler, Camp 1325 Commander David Calander, Camp 1325 Lt Cmdr Raymond Reeves,
Camp 153 Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek, Camp 1325 Past Cmdr Russ Lane, Camp 1325 Adjutant Rodney Seiler & (front center) Camp 153 Cadet Cale Cavarra.
Photo #2: 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds poses with Camp 153 Cadet Cale Cavarra in front of restored stage coach.
Photos provided by 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr George Foulds.


May 24, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Judson High School AFJROTC Awards Ceremony

Commander William "Bill" Smith presents the Horace L Hunley Award to AFJROTC Cadet Staff Sergeant Sidney Silva.
[Photo by 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr George Foulds]


May 23, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
William Howard Taft High School Awards Ceremony

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp member Mark Riser presents the HL Hunley Award to Cadet Staff Sergeant Jesse Medina of Taft HS’s 882d Air Force JROTC unit.


May 17, 2018
Col. John S (RIP) Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
Marine Military Academy Awards Ceremony

The Colonel John S (RIP) Ford Camp #2216 presented the Horace L. Hunley Award to Cadet 1st Lt Conrad W Franke, MCJROTC,
during the Marine Military Academy’s Annual Awards Ceremony.
Representing the camp were (l - r) 1st Lt Cmdr Chris Brush, Commander Ruben Cordova and Adjutant Bruce Kidd.
[Photo by 6th Brigade Commander Mark Phillips].


May 17, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Winston Churchill High School Army JROTC Awards
Hood’s Texas Brigade #153 Camp Member George "Bubba" Cheek presented the following cadets with awards as noted:
Photo #1 Cadet 1SG CADE GREGORY / Gen John Bell Hood Star of Excellence Award
Photo #2 – Cadet 2LT BRENDON BISHOP / H L Hunley award
Photo #3 – Cadet SSG PAYTON SNOWDEN / Gen Robert E. Lee award
Photo #4 - Cadet SGT DYLAN ROCHA / Col Santos Benavides Award
Photo #5 – Cadet SSG CHRISTOPHER NUELS / Sgt James Washington Award
Photo #6 – Cadet CPT GERARD CARAAN / Lone Star Leadership Award


May 16, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Gonzales High School NJROTC Awards Night

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 presented awards to deserving Naval JROTC cadets at Gonzales High School, Gonzales, TX on May 16, 2018.
Award recipients are:
(Photo 1) Cadet LTJG Mia N. Escobedo (John Bell Hood Star of Excellence Award)
(Photo 2) Cadet LT Adrian Rivera (John Bell Hood Star of Excellence Award)
(Photo 3) Cadet LT Travis Decker (Horace L Hunley Award for Leadership Excellence);
Cadet Decker has been CO of the unit since SEP 2016; he is headed to MCRD San Diego for USMC Boot Camp.
Naval JROTC Instructor Senior Chief Petty Officer Felipe Del Real and Texas Division Lt Commander & Hood’s Texas Brigade
Camp #153 2d Lt Commander John McCammon are pictured left and right, respectively, in each picture.


May 12, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp # 153, San Antonio
Medina County Greys Camp # 2254, Hondo
Brummett Cemetery, Bigfoot, TX

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 and Medina County Greys Camp #2254 provide dedication for
32 Confederate Veterans, 2 Union Veterans, and 2 Texas Rangers at the Brummett Cemetery in Bigfoot, TX.
Photo #1 - Hood's Trans Mississippi Old Guard perform rifle volley in honor of the Veterans.
Photo #2 - Hood's Trans Mississippi Old Guard posting the colors.
Photo #3 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 member Leslie Perry (l), his wife Paula Perry (c),
and Medina County Greys Camp #2254 Chaplain Johnny Davis (r) reading the names of the Veterans interred in the cemetery.


May 10, 2018
1st Lt David Richard Reynolds Camp #2270
Karen Wagner High School Army JROTC Award Ceremony
The 1st Lt David Richard Reynolds Camp #2270, Mount Pleasant, took pleasure in sponsoring the H L Hunley award for the Karen Wagner High School Army JROTC unit, San Antonio.
Cadet Captain Jose Sanchez received the award from Senior JROTC Instructor, Chief Warrant Officer M. Goode during the unit’s annual awards ceremony.


May 09, 2018
Col John S “RIP” Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
Harlingen High School Army JROTC Awards
Camp Adjutant Bruce Kidd (Far Left) stands at “attention to orders” along with H L HUNLEY award recipient Cadet Nathan Hughes (L)
and Santos BENAVIDES award recipient Cadet Juan Puga (R) as Camp Commander Ruben Cordova reads the citation. Congratulations to the two cadets on a job well done!


May 9, 2018
Medina County Greys Camp #2254, Hondo
Chaplain Davis Receives Meritorious Service Award

Texas Division Chaplain & Hood's Texas Brigade Member Sanford Reed (l), and Texas Division Lt Commander & Hood’s Texas Brigade 2d Lt Commander John McCammon (r)
present Medina County Greys Camp 2254 Chaplain Johnny Davis (c) with a Meritorious Service Award for outstanding service to his camp and the Texas Division 6th Brigade.
[Photo by George Foulds, Hood’s Texas Brigade Lt Commander & 6th Brigade 2d Lt Commander]


May 08, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Floresville High School Awards Ceremony

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 member Glen Toothman proudly presented the Horace L Hunley Award to Air Force JROTC Cadet Major Elijah Balderas.


May 05, 2018
Col A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Buc-Days Navy-Army Parade, Corpus Christi

Members of Col A M Hobby Camp #713 and Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 teamed up to assemble a float for the annual Buc-Days Navy-Army Parade. Heavily adorned with various Confederate Flags and Compatriots in period attire, the float took 4th Place in the Non-Profit Division of the parade. Congratulations to all who took part in this event on a job well done!


May 02, 2018
Governor Samuel W T Lanham Camp 586
Chico High School Awards Ceremony, Chico, TX

The Governor Lanham Camp was proud to present the Santos Benavides Award to Miss Lanie North and the Jefferson Davis Leadership Award to Willie Payne.
These two students are the leaders of their Senior Class and were chosen for these awards by Chico High School Teachers.
Of note, Willie has enlisted in the USMC and Miss North is off to Tarleton University. It was a great night for all!
Pictured left to right are: Scott Gates, Jerry Walden, Lanie North, Willie Payne, and Camp Commander Larry Martin.


April 29,2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Confederate Cemetery Decoration Day Ceremony

Hood’s Texas Brigade #153 played a significant part in the annual Confederate Cemetery Decoration Day Ceremony in San Antonio.
Photo #1 Confederate Cemetery Association President, Son's of Confederate Veterans-Texas Division Lt. Commander, Hood's Texas Brigade 2nd Lt. Commander
and Master of Ceremony John McCammon. Opening the ceremony at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. April 29, 2018, Decoration Day.

Photo #2 Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 Trans-Mississippi Old Guard preparing to post the colors.
April 29, 2018, at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas at the decoration day ceremony.

Photo # 3 Firing of the Cannon April 29, 2018, at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. This is the very Cannon that Rudy Krisch III fired on Decoration Day for many years.

Photo #4 Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Color Sgt. and Quarter Master Bobby Moore playing Taps. April 29, 2018, at decoration day at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Photo #5 Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153. The firing of Rifle Volleys. April 29, 2018, at Decoration Day at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas

Photo #6 Confederate Decoration Day April 29,2018, Confederate Cemetery San Antonio, Texas.
Black Rose Ceremony performed by the Alamo Rose Chapter #4 Eileen Lehmberg Director TSOCR, Inc.

Photo # 7 April 29, 2018, Confederate Cemetery San Antonio, Texas. Prepared for Decoration Day.


April 27, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153
Smithson Valley High School, Spring Branch

Camp Commander William "Bill" Smith presented the H L Hunley Medal to Cadet Petty Officer First Class Shelby Drake.


April 26, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Sidney Lanier HS Army JROTC Awards Ceremony

Texas Division Lt. Commander & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 2nd Lt. Commander John McCammon presents the Hunley Award to Cadet Samantha Medina.


April 19, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Sandra Day O’Connor HS, San Antonio

Camp Commander William "Bill" Smith presents the H L Hunley Award to Cadet Airman First Class Michael Graham during AFJROTC Awards Ceremonies.


April 18, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Robert E Lee HS JROTC Awards Ceremony

Camp Chaplain & Awards Coordinator Stanford Reed (white shirt) and Camp member Scott Reed had the pleasure to present the last set of awards to cadets
at Robert E Lee HS in San Antonio before the school undergoes a name change. Cadets receiving awards are as follows:

Photo 1 – c/CPL Dallas Hernandez; the H L Hunley Award

Photo 2 – (left) c/1SG Johnathan Marrero & (rt) c/MAJ Mason Alonso; the Gen Robert E Lee Award

Photo 3 – c/CPT Damien Villarreal; the Hood’s Star of Excellence Award

Photo 4 – c/1LT James Gustin; the President Jefferson Davis Award for Leadership Excellence

Photo 5 – c/PVT Pamela Godiness; the Col Santos Benavides Award

Photo 6 – c/1LT Cederica Dean; the Sgt James Washington Award

Congratulations to all these outstanding young people and their JROTC mentors!


April 15, 2018
Col. Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838
Folklife Festival, New Braunfels

Members of the Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838 participated in the Folklife Festival at the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture in New Braunfels on April 15.
6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr George Foulds visited with the camp’s cannon crew and bagpiper as well as with their living history docents in the headquarters tent with working kitchen.
Camp members in the bottom left photo include John Estil Jr., Lonnie Garza, William Jones, David Kohlenberg, Brian Nolen,
Commander Chris Preuss, Jonathan Preuss, Neil Rogers, and Wilfred Schlather. A great time was had by all in attendance!


April 15, 2018
6th Brigade 2d Lt Commander George Foulds
Folklife Festival, New Braunfels

George Foulds (Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 Lt Cmdr & 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr) visited with members
of Co A, 9th US Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers” unit from Austin at the Folklife Festival in New Braunfels.


April 14, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade, San Antonio
Advancing the Colors in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 member John Modlin with his two sons, Jake age 6 (left) and Ken age 8 (right),
proudly fly the Confederate colors just outside the city of Abu Dhabi, UAEwhile John is stationed in the UAE.
The camels seem to approve – we wonder if maybe their ancestors were part of the Texas Camel Corps?!


April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Medina Greys Camp #2254, Hondo
Fort Ingle Historical Celebration, Uvalde

Commander Charles Thacker, Chaplain Johnnie David and member Gerry Osburn of the Medina Greys Camp #2254 participated in the Fort Ingle Historical Celebration in Uvalde.
Joining them was Terry Teague who owns a cannon that members helped crew. Darryl Perry of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 joined in the action over the weekend.
The camp members set up a living history Confederate Base Camp for the public to view as well as a recruiting booth on site.
Commander Thacker looked right in place with the Camel Corps while the Cannon Crew’s massive cannon fusillade thrilled the crowds. A fine weekend was had by all!


April 10, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio

(L – R): Camp Color Sgt. & Quarter Master Bobby Moore; Camp Member George "Bubba" Cheek; and, Texas Division Lt. Commander & Camp 2nd Lt. Commander John McCammon
resetting & leveling stones that were turned over by vandals at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio. [Photo by 6th Brigade 2nd Lt. Commander & Camp Lt. Commander George Foulds]


April 8, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Hochheim Cemetery, Hochheim, TX

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 Commander William "Bill" Smith is pictured with a “Monument to the SCV Cross of Honor” that he designed and built.
An outstanding artisan and stonemason, he placed it today at the Hochheim Cemetery – location of the camp’s first cemetery dedication ceremony.
William "Bill” Smith is a true Confederate and Camp #153 is proud to have him as our Commander.


April, 7, 2018
Governor Samuel W T Lanham Camp #586
Congressional Medal of Honor Parade, Gainesville, TX

The Gov Samuel W. T. Lanham Camp 586 (Weatherford) provided the Confederate Color Guard for 22 living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor as well as 2 MoH widows.
The Lee-Bourland Camp 1848 hosted not only the Lanham Camp but also the William H. L. Wells Camp 1588 (Plano), the Captain James P. Douglas Camp 124 (Tyler),
and Co C (Texas) SCV Mechanized Cavalry as participants in the Annual MoH Parade. All of us were cheered and saluted throughout the entire parade by the public in attendance.
Our group was honored as some of the MOH Recipients saluted us when we passed on the parade route!


April 06, 2018
John S. (R.I.P.) Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
Mercedes HS JROTC Award Ceremony
Camp Cmdr, 2d Lt & Adj traveled to Mercedes High School to present the Horace L Hunley Award to a
surprised, smiling Army Cadet Corporal Leonardo Fernandez during JROTC Award Ceremonies.


April 03, 2018
Colonel Santos Benavides Camp #2248
Goliad, TX

(L-R) Texas Division Lt. Commander & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 2nd Lt. Commander John McCammon; Colonel Santos Benavides Camp #2248 Commander Pat Calhoun;
and, 6th Brigade Commander & A M Hobby Camp #713 Adjutant Mark Phillips swear in and present Commander Pat Calhoun his Sons of Confederate Veterans membership certificate. Commander Calhoun is a life member of the SCV. [Photo by George Foulds – 6th Brigade 2d Lt Commander & Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp Lt Commander]


March 27, 2018
AColonel Sidney Drake Camp #977 Induction of Officers
San Marcos,TX

2018 Camp Officers (L to R) Sgt-at-Arms Tom Dahlstrom, Adjutant Joe Bostick, Lt. Commander Mark Bigley,
Commander John Christensen, Historian Marshall Smith, and Quarter Master/Color Sgt Bob Warren
being sworn in by 6th Brigade Commander Mark Phillips.
Not pictured are Texas Division Lt Commander John McCammon, 6th Brigade 2d Lt Commander George Foulds and A M Hobby Camp #713 Commander Gary Cornett.


March 24, 2018
Hood’s Texas Bge #153 & Medina Co Grey’s #2254
Pearsall, TX

Members of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, and Medina County Grey’s Camp #2254, Hondo,
participated in the 2018 Pearsall Pioneer Days Celebration in Pearsall, TX.


March 24, 2018
Co C, 2d Texas Infantry “Bayland Guards” Camp #2295
Gaillard-Mitchell Cemetery Cleanup
Baytown, TX

Two weeks after commissioning, Texas Division’s newest camp, “Bayland Guards”, hit the road running as they worked with the Baytown Historical Society
to clean up the overgrown Gaillard-Mitchell Cemetery in Baytown. The camp also assumed responsibility for care of the cemetery from the historical society.
The original owner of this property, THOMAS B GAILLARD, was the first to discover oil in Baytown and was a Confederate Veteran of CO A, 1st MS INF.
His VA marker was found outside the cemetery walls and moved to his grave inside the wall for safe keeping.
The camp will set the marker and schedule a dedication service in his honor.
Camp members participating in the clean-up effort were:
Steve Dunbar - Camp Commander
Charles Dunbar - 1st LT Commander
Russell (Rusty) Mayfield - 2nd Lt. Commander and his wife Jutta Mayfield
Haden Wilkinson - Color Sergeant

Additional work planned: level headstones, place cemetery sign on the wall, and resetting/repairing broken/fallen headstones.


March 10, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Happy Birthday Texas Celebration, San Benito

Celebrating Texas’ Birthday in San Benito are (l to r) Camp #713 Cmdr Gary Corbet (peeking into pic on left), 6th Brigade Cmdr George Foulds,
Camp #153 mbr George “Bubba” Cheek, Camp #153 Adjutant Bruce Kidd, with TexDiv Lt Cmdr John McCammon.


March 10, 2018
Three Camps Attend Texas Independence Celebration
San Benito, TX

Members of Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 (San Antonio), John S. “Rip” Ford Camp #2216 (Harlingen)
and A M Hobby Camp #713 (Corpus Christi) traveled to San Benito for the Texas Independence Celebration.
Pictured in front of a replica of the Alamo (Left to Right): Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 member George "Bubba" Cheek;
A M Hobby 713 Camp Commander Gary Corrnet;
and, Texas Division Lt. Commander & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 2nd Lt. Commander John McCammon.
Photo by 6th Brigade 2nd Lt. Commander & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt. Commander George Foulds.


March 06, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
The Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Texas Division Lt. Commander & Camp #153 2d Lt. Commander John McCammon (L)
and 6th Brigade 2nd Lt. Commander & Camp #153 Lt. Commander George Foulds pose at the Dawn of the Alamo Ceremony


March 6, 2018
Colonel Santos Benavidez Camp #2248
Goliad, TX

Newly-elected Camp Commander Judge Pat Calhoun (l) swears in new member Mike Thompson (r)
during the first official meeting of the Colonel Santos Benavides Camp following re-activation.
[Not pictured is 1st Lt Commander William Montague who will also serve as Acting Adjutant.]
Texas Division Leadership wishes them all the best of success!


March 3, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Texas Flag Day Parade; Austin, TX

Texas Division 6th Brigade members pose in front of float prior to parade down Congress Ave to the State Capital.
Camps represented:
Hood’s Texas Brigade #153 [San Antonio] Texas
Lonestar Greys #1953 [Schertz]
Col AM Hobby #713 [Corpus Christi]Williamson Co Grays #502 [Georgetown]


March 03, 2018
Confederate Flag Day
1st Monday Trades Day Grounds, Weatherford, Texas

Four camps representing 3rd and 7th Brigades celebrated Confederate Flag Day with some fine Parker County folks;
Flags were flying everywhere (& we sold a bunch, too!)
To see more photos from the event, click here for 2d Texas Frontier site.
Participating Camps:
2d Texas Frontier District Camp #1904, DeLeon
Col William H Griffin Camp #2235, Haltom City
Maj James Innis Randolph Jr Camp #2255, Willow Park
34th Texas Cavalry Camp #2283, Mineral Wells


February 28, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio and A M Hobby camp #713 Corpus Christi
combined forces for a Civil War History Program to at Gregory-Portland Junior High School.

Pictured left to right are:
(Front Row): A M Hobby Camp #713 Commander Gary Cornett; Camp #713 Adjutant/TexDiv 6th Brigade Commander Mark Phillips;
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 Member George “Bubba” Cheek
(Back Row): TexDiv Lt Cmdr/Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon;
TexDiv 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr/Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds.


Students from four Gregory-Portland Junior High School classes listen intently as
TexDiv Lt Cmdr/Hood’s Texas Brigade #153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon explains the workings of a musket used in the war.


February 10, 2018
Cemetery Dedication Ceremony
Nockenut Cemetery, Wilson County, TX

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio, TX hosted the dedication. Also on hand were members of the
Lone Star Grey's Camp#1953, Schertz, TX and the A M Hobby #713 Camp, Corpus Christi, TX, along with the Texas Rangers Honor Guard unit.


February 01, 2018
Sul Ross Camp #1457
Tombstone Dedication, Old Bethel Cemetery, Bryan, TX

Camp Commander Bill Boyd (left) displays new VA headstone honoring heretofore unmarked grave of Private Hardy Todd, Co A, 44 Alabama Infantry.
Dennis Thane (right), the Old Bethel Cemetery Association President assisted camp in identifying Todd’s final resting place.
Not pictured are Camp 2d Lt Commander Lee Lance and new member Dan Hilliard who also helped in setting the marker.


February 01, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade QM/Color SGT Bobby Moore
Springfield Armory Presentation @ Alamo City Guards Camp Meeting

Robert “Bobby” Moore , Quarter Master & Color Sergeant of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, presented his ‘Springfield Armory’ program at the monthly meeting of the Alamo City Guards Camp #1325. The firearms are the real deal – the actual firearms from the period. The program covered pre-civil war, civil war, and post-civil war firearms manufactured by the armory.


January 28, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX
New Camp Officers

Newly Sworn-in Camp Officers (l-r): 1st Lt Commander George Foulds, 3rd Lt Commander Mike Reynolds,
Camp Commander William “Bill” Smith, and 2nd Lt Commander John McCammon.


January 18, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX
Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, TX
138 Graves were flagged in preparation for 2018’s Confederate Veterans’ Day


Braving the chilling 35o degree weather to honor our Confederate Heroes are (left to right)
Bobby Moore, Camp Color Sergeant & Quartermaster; and, John McCammon, Camp 2d Lt Commander & TexDiv 1st Lt Commander

January 9, 2018
Medina County Grey’s Camp #2254, Hondo, TX
Installation of 2018 Camp Officers

6th Brigade 2nd Lt. Commander George Foulds (left) swore in newly elected Medina County Grey’s
Camp Commander Charles Thacker (middle) and Lt. Commander James Pauling (right) at the camp’s January meeting.


December 28, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX
92nd Birthday Celebration for Compatriot Don Lawrence
Don Lawrence, 20-year SCV member of the Texas Lone Star Grey’s Camp #1953, smiles with approval at his 92nd Birthday Cake.
Don was surprised by a birthday party hosted by his friends and SCV brothers at Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 meeting in San Antonio, Texas on 12-28-2017.
He is also a WWII Veteran who flew Spitfires over Normandy on D-Day! Congratulations, Don!! Texas Division wishes you many more memorable birthdays in the future!


December 28, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX
20 Year Award for Compatriot Don Lawrence

Long-time friend and Camp 153 member/TexDiv 1st Lt Cmdr John McCammon, Camp 153 Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra, and Camp 1953 member Don Lawrence.
Don proudly displays the 20-year SCV Membership Medal presented to him by Cadet Cale Cavarra on behalf of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153.
A close-up of his award is pictured to the right.


December 21, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX Texas Toy Drive
Lots of toys for truly deserving children in the San Antonio area.


Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp assisted the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services during their recent Texas Toy Drive.
(L-R): Incoming Camp Commander William “Bill” Smith, Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds, and Child Protective Service Coordinator Mary Lou Rendon.



December 09, 2017
Texas Division Camps 153, 713, 2254, & 1953 Joint Event
Christmas in God’s Country Night Parade, Hondo, TX

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 [San Antonio], AM Hobby Camp #713 [Corpus Christi], Medina Grey’s Camp #2254 [Hondo] and Texas Lone Star Grey’s Camp #1953 [Shertz]
combined forces await start of parade.
(L-R; Sitting) Johnny Davis (Camp 2254), TexDiv 1st Lt Cmdr John McCammon (Camp 153), Don Lawrence (Camp 1953), Dave Sweeney (Camp 153).
(L-R; Standing) Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds (Camp 153), Camp Cmdr Gary Cornett (Camp 713), George “Bubba” Cheek (Camp 153).


December 07, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio, TX
Headquarters, San Antonio Police Dept, San Antonio, TX

Award of Excellence Presentation at Headquarters, SAPD.
Given in recognition of support for the community and Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153.
(L-R) 2nd Lt. Cmdr Richard Reynolds, TexDiv Chaplain Sanford Reed, 1st Lt. Cmdr George Foulds; and SAPD Special Projects Officers Raymond Todd & Victor Trevino.


November 25, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio, TX
Comfort, TX Christmas Parade

Showing our colors and supporting the community.


Members and Wives ready for the parade.


November 21, 2017
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan, TX
Walschak Welding, Hearne, TX

Camp Commander Bill Boyd presents owner Louie Walschak, with a “Keep ‘Em Flying” certificate in recognition
of his flying various versions of Confederate flags from a flagpole in front of his establishment on State Highway 6 for many years.


November 13, 2017
Tryon Cemetery, near Kurten, Brazos County, Texas
Sul Ross Camp 1457, Bryan, TX Sets 2 VA Headstones

Camp Cmdr/TexDiv Ch of Staff Bill Boyd [tan shirt]; Camp 1st Lt Cmdr/TexDiv 3d Lt Cmdr Lee Lance [plaid shirt]; and, Camp Mbr/11th BGE 1st Lt Cmdr Bobby Deiss [blue shirt]
had the honor of placing two VA markers on previously unmarked graves of two CSA Veterans on this Veteran’s Day weekend.
Salutes were rendered by retired veterans Lee Lance (US Navy) and Bobby Deiss (US Army).
According to the current cemetery caretaker, the marker for PVT William P Lloyd, Co G, 32 ALA INF had laid flat on the ground for more than 10 years;
it is now erect next to the graves of PVT Lloyd’s son and grandson.
The Camp obtained a VA marker for 5th SGT James M Zimmerman, Co I, 21 TEX CAV; it now is in place next to the graves of SGT Zimmerman’s sons and grandsons.


November 11, 2017
Veterans’ Day Parade, Austin, TX Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 & Major George Littlefield Camp #59
Joining forces to honor our country’s veterans are members of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio, TX and Major George Littlefield Camp #59 Austin, TX.
They unselfishly gave of their time on Saturday to take part in the Veterans’ Day Parade in Austin.


November 10, 2017
Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 Holds Cemetery Work Day
Taking part in the Work Day at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas and pictured left to right are: Camp 1st Lt Cmdr George Foulds; TexDiv Chaplain/ Camp Genealogist Sanford Reed; TexDiv 1st Lt Cmdr/Camp Quarter Master John McCammon; and Camp Members Jacob Smith and Ellis Pierce. Standing at front of the group is Cadet Member Samuel Smith.


November 04, 2017
Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, TX
[Photo by 6th Brigade Commander Mark Phillips]
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 of San Antonio, TX and A.M. Hobby Camp #713 of Corpus Christi, TX
working together to honor and promote our history at the South Texas Voices of Old Bayview Cemetery Come Alive event.
Participants include (left to right): George Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp #153; Thomas Gomez, Mbr, Camp #713; George “Bubba” Cheek, Mbr, Camp #153
Gary Cornett, Commander, Camp #713; John McCammon, 1st Lt Cmdr, Texas Division (Mbr, Camp #153)


October 30, 2017
Ebenezer Cemetery, near Kurten, Brazos County, TX
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan, TX Clears Brush from Cemetery

Camp 1st Lt Commander (& Division 3d Lt Cmdr) Lee Lance earlier applied special herbicide solution to nuisance plants (yaupon, poison ivy, etc) in the cemetery. Camp Commander (& Division Chief of Staff) Bill Boyd cleared out the dead undergrowth as well as several trees around the few graves in the cemetery. Camp members plan to provide periodic maintenance at the cemetery and especially around the gravesites of William Henry Harrison Edge, SGT, Co A, 11th BN, Georgia Artillery and his wife.


October 28, 2017
Indian and Confederate Festival; Helena, TX
Hood’s Texas Brigade, Camp #153, participants: (l-r) Color Sergeant Bobby Moore, Dave Sweeney, Past Commander William “Bill” Smith,
Don Lawrence, Bubba Cheek, 2 Boy Scouts from Karnes City Troop, and Texas Division Chaplain Sanford Reed


October 20, 2017
Dedication of CSA Cross of Honor at Grave of Capt Pasquale L Buquor, Co A, 3d Texas Infantry
Canary Islanders Cemetery, Floresville, TX

[L-R] Hood’s Texas Brigade (Camp #153) Honor Guard await arrival of his family for ceremony:
Sanford Reed, Camp Genealogist; John McCammon, Texas Division 1st Lt Commander; George Foulds,
Camp 1st Lt Commander; Mike Reynolds, Camp 2d Lt Commander; Dave Sweeney, Camp Member.