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Dinner event on Saturday will honor the memory of Confederate leaders

ALBANY, Ga. — The Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a dinner to honor the memory of Gen. Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, the primary military force of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Also to be honored is Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, Lee’s top General.

James W. King, commander of the Albany SCV unit, called Lee and Jackson the “epitome of Southern Christian Gentlemen, whose genius for battle strategies are studied worldwide.”

The dinner is planned for 5 p.m., Saturday at the American Legion Post, 2916 Gillionville Road. Speaking at the event, King said, will be Robert Hurst, lt. commander of the Florida Division SCV. Food will be provided by Southern Elegance with music by A Joyful Noise from Leesburg. The group will perform a one-hour tribute to the Confederate states, including Southern gospel and Confederate-period songs.

The event is open to the general public with advance registration, King said. Cost of attendance is $20 for individuals or $15 for singles under age 21 and $35 for couples. For additional information or to register, call King at (229) 854-1944.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 10 months ago

Well, remembering Lee is as good a reason as any to have a party.

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Ihope4albany 1 year, 10 months ago

There is a bigger story around the state's right fight that the Confederacy sought. It is important for them to be able to remember their heroes and heroines.

I hope that Albany can see the fulness therein!

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FryarTuk 1 year, 10 months ago

"There is a bigger story around the state's right fight that the Confederacy sought. . .(and lost!)" Can't we just have a party?

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erock 1 year, 10 months ago

Whooped em again Josey... Lets give em a Missouri boat ride.

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ZCorp 1 year, 10 months ago

This is a wonderful dedication to American history. My family did not get to America till the 1920's. I think this is great.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 10 months ago

Welcome, to America. My mother's family actually helped start the place in the 1730's as a mule trader a business which remained in the family for a very long time. Had some problems in the Revolutionary War and Civil War. In the first war a couple of them were hung by the Brits for stealing their pack mules/horses and selling them to rebs. In the Civil War a couple of them were hung for stealing the rebs' mules and selling them to the North. The folks were from Union County, TN and were unsympathetic to the dissunionist cause. They dubbed their children with names like Ulysses S., William Tecumseh, James Madison who were all pretty strong union boys. So you can see, it's in my blood about the celebration of rebellious states' icons and I really can't help it. But I will admit, I like parties, so crack the cork and pour the bubbly. All hail a gentleman named Lee who would not sell his name not even for a fortune. Here! Here!

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