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.