Ogeechee Rifles Camp 941, Sons of Confederate Veterans mark Confederate History Month

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(Grice Connect) The Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), will be commemorating the state’s Confederate history month this April.

The SCV will inaugurate the heritage month with a memorial service April 1 at 11 a.m. at the Confederate Monument on the grounds of the Bulloch County Courthouse in downtown Statesboro.

Jack Cowart, Georgia Division Ninth Brigade Commander, will deliver the keynote address.

Commander Cowart, of Donaldsonville, has constructed a one-half scale model of the CSS Hunley, which will be on display for the observance.

The Hunley, in February 1864, became the first submersible vessel in history to sink an enemy ship when it sent the USS Housatonic to the bottom of Charleston harbor. Unfortunately, the Hunley was unable to safely return to port when it experienced some type of difficulties and also sank.

The submarine was…

Sons of Confederate Veterans mark Confederate History Month – Grice Connect