Sons of Confederate Veterans
David O Dodd - Camp 619
Benton, Arkansas


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Jefferson Davis Birthday Celebration

Posted by Brent on June 14, 2010 at 9:11 PM Comments comments (0)

The camp got together to fellowship and share their favorite dish at the 1st annual Jefferson Davis Birthday potluck.  About 25 people attended the event on June 5 at the Shoppach House & Pilgrim Rest church in downtown Benton.  Except for enduring the hot weather there was a good time to be had by all. 

David O. Dodd Camp Receives Three Awards

Posted by Robert on May 3, 2010 at 9:41 AM Comments comments (0)

May 1, 2010 - The David O. Dodd Camp of Benton received three awards Saturday night, at the Annual Reunion of the Arkansas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in Hot Springs. Mark Kalkbrenner, Commander of the Arkasas Division made the presentation. The awards received were:

      General Daniel C. Govan Award for Best Contribution for Historical Value which was an individual award presented to Camp member Robert A. Edwards.

      General John S. Roane Award for the Camp With the Largest Gain in New

Members, presented to David O. Dodd, Camp #619 and the

      General Thomas Dockery Award for the Top Camp in the Southern Brigade of the Arkansas Division, presented to David O. Dodd, Camp #619.

March - April 2010

Posted by Robert on May 3, 2010 at 9:36 AM Comments comments (0)

May 1 & 2, 2010 - Camp Members traveled to Jefferson, Texas to participate in the reenactment of the Battle of Jefferson.  Photos may be viewed under the photo tab.

April 24, 2010 - Compatriot Edwards had decorated 45 graves in sections 1, 3, 4 & 7 of Rosemont Cemetery on Militrary Road in Benton. Third national flags were used. A few photos have been posted.

April 23, 2010 - Camp Commander, Lt. Commander, and Adjutant met with Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt at the Glidewell Cemetery on Dogwood Drive in Benton. Dr. Trubitt is the Station Archaeologist at Henderson State University and came to Benton to do a site assessment of the cemetery. Glidewell cemetery was not on the Arkansas Archaeological Survey (AAS) but following her site visit, Dr. Trubitt has placed the Glidewell Cemetery on the AAS which will provide some means of protection for the cemetery. CSA Soldier John Joseph Alexander Leech was buried there and the Camp placed a new CSA Memorial Monument on his grave in February 2006.

March 10-11, 2010 - Camp Members traveled to Pleasant Hill, Louisiana to participate in the reenactment of the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. Photos may be viewed under the photo tab.