Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Missouri Division Newsletter-March 2012

March 2012 Newsletter


Here is the link to the March 2012 Newsletter. You can cast this far and wide in your Division and Camp email list. You can also put it on Camp Websites also, along with Divsion website. The proposed bylaw amendments are included also for all to review.

Click here to view The March 2012 Missouri Confederate Newsletter


Larry Yeatman

Fw: The History and Literature of the South Series

Subject: The History and Literature of the South Series

We are proud to bring you several sets of outstanding DVDs on Southern history and literature featuring some of the most prominent scholars in the country such as Dr. Clyde Wilson, Professor Edward C. Smith, Dr. Don Livingston, Dr. David Aiken, Dr. Mark Winchell and others: www.BonnieBluePublishing.com. Most DVDs are $7.95 in beautiful jewel box cases to display the historical artwork, but less in sets, and are packed well and shipped in boxes. We also have a new essay, "The Slavery Lie," the famous 1937 treatise by Charles W. Ramsdell, "Lincoln and Fort Sumter," and other historical material. Hope you enjoy it! Please scroll down.

Thank You!
Magna est veritas et praevalebit
(Great is truth and it will prevail)
Gene Kizer
Charleston Athenaeum Press
P.O. Box 13012
Charleston, SC 29422-3012

Fw: Major Fundraising Update

Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:11:38 -0600
Subject: Major Fundraising Update

Most major fundraisers are a lot of work for a lot of people. We tried to find one that would allow for minimum work for most participants and maximum funds for the Historical Society. Thus the raffle. Guns are popular and draw a lot of interest. Today we are almost halfway to the 1,500 ticket goal we set for this fundraiser. That is a huge accomplishment for all of us since we started very late. We have only been selling tickets for about four weeks. We will sell tickets until they are all gone, even though the drawings start this Saturday. See attached flyer or go to www.casscountyhistoricalsociety.com

The money we raise with this major fundraiser will help us pay our bills, improve our service, update our equipment, and provide more historical programming and events. It will also allow us the time to progress in our archiving work and other ongoing projects.
We understand if you do not like guns or don't need or want a gun. In that case we would encourage you to consider buying a ticket as a donation to the Society. If you win, you can donate the gun back and we will re-draw for it at another time. It is also our understanding that if you do not win, you may take the money you spent as a tax deduction.

If you are a gun enthusiast, I am confident that you will find this a great opportunity to support your sport and possibly win one or more new guns in the process.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Cass County Historical Society and your participation in this fundraiser. I look forward to seeing many of you at Saturday night's annual Legacy event, which will include a review of the past year, an awards presentation and of course, the drawing for our first gun winner.
Best regards,

Fw: SCV Telegraph- Heritage Rally 2012 update

 Sons of Confederate Veterans
                                 SCV  Telegraph

 We are just one week away from Confederate Hertiage Rally 2012!! Hope you are all making you plans to be there! The website as been updated with maps of the event with information about locations and parking. From the main page click on the link to more information, at the bottom of that page is a link to the maps. Be there!!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Constitution Course at Hillsdale College

Register now for Hillsdale's online Constitution course

Constitution 101:
The Meaning and History of the Constitution

Available to you, your family, your friends,
and all Americans.

Begins February 20, 2012Sign Up TODAY!

Dear ,
Register now for Hillsdale's online Constitution course
Thanks to generous supporters like you, for the first time ever, Hillsdale College is offering a no-cost 10 week online Constitution course based on the course our students must complete, in order to graduate.

I am proud to be teaching part of our NEW Constitution 101 Course and hope YOU will be one of my students!
Many in our country, particularly those in elected leadership, have strayed from the principles of individual liberty and limited government that the Constitution upholds.
That's why Hillsdale College has launched one of its most ambitious undertakings yet . . .
This course on the U.S. Constitution will be offered online and at no charge to everyone who wants to understand and defend the timeless principles of liberty upon which our nation was founded!
"Constitution 101" begins on February 20, 2012, and concludes the week of April 30. It will cover such topics as the Declaration of Independence and its connection to the Constitution, how the Constitution is structured to protect individual liberty and ensure good government, the crisis of constitutional government faced by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, and its modern challenges during the "Progressive" era.
It is my honor to teach the first class, "Introduction: The American Mind," and the final class, "The Recovery of the Constitution." All of the classes will be taught by Hillsdale College professors — the top teachers in their field and the same ones who instruct our students here on Hillsdale's campus.

Constitution 101 Schedule
  1. Introduction: The
    American Mind

    Larry P. Arnn
    Monday, February 20
  2. The Declaration of Independence
    Thomas G. West
    Monday, February 27

  3. The Problem of
    Majority Tyranny

    David Bobb
    Monday, March 5

  4. Separation of Powers:

    Kevin Portteus
    Monday, March 12
  1. Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government
    Will Morrisey
    Monday, March 19

  2. Religion, Morality,
    and Property

    David Bobb
    Monday, March 26

  3. Crisis of
    Constitutional Government

    Will Morrisey
    Monday, April 2
  1. Abraham
    Lincoln and the Constitution

    Kevin Portteus
    Monday, April 9

  2. The Progressive
    Rejection of the Founding

    Ronald J. Pestritto
    Monday, April 16

  3. The Recovery of
    the Constitution

    Larry P. Arnn
    Monday, April 23

As Hillsdale's president, I have devoted my life to education, helping students understand the meaning and history of the American founding. Here at Hillsdale, we know that can only come about through a close reading and study of our nation's founding documents, particularly the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
In recent years, Hillsdale has worked hard to expand its educational outreach, teaching citizens and policy makers (especially members of Congress and their staffs) about the timeless truths contained in our nation's founding documents. This is a direct response to the way the Constitution is being ignored and violated by our government.
After all, the Constitution is the supreme law of our nation, the framework by which our country should be governed. Its principles and structures are responsible for the greatest government in human history.
Like you, I see the coming months as pivotal in the history of our country. And I am deeply concerned about the future.
Will we as a nation succumb to bureaucratic despotism, or will we take a stand for liberty?
The century-old attack on the Constitution, that continues today, has threatened to undermine our hard-won liberties and is reducing American citizens to subservience to an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy.
Our choice of whether to recover the principles of liberty and limited government under the Constitution will determine if we will remain self-governing citizens or become dependent subjects ruled by unelected bureaucrats.
That's why Hillsdale College is committed to restoring and reviving the public's understanding of the Constitution, once again making it the central focus of American government.

As you probably know—especially if you listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Mark Levin on the radio—Hillsdale College is one of the few colleges or universities in the country that requires all of its students, regardless of their major, to complete a one-semester course on the U.S. Constitution.

Over the years, many Hillsdale friends, even those who never attended college here, have commented to me: "Dr. Arnn, I wish I could take Hillsdale's Constitution course."
In response to these requests, this past year, for the first time ever, Hillsdale College offered a condensed "Introduction to the Constitution" online course at no charge. Frankly, I wasn't sure what sort of a response a course like this would have.
However, more than 180,000 people from all over the United States registered for this program.

I was thrilled, not only by the reaction, but at what it indicates: Americans are willing and eager to study and defend the founding principles that made our country so prosperous!

This re-awakening of national interest in the Constitution comes not a minute too soon.
My Request to You
ACTION STEP #1: Be one of the first to sign up for "Constitution 101" by completing the course REGISTRATION form.
ACTION STEP #2: Please include the best donation you can make to help Hillsdale College fund this vital project.
The course, available at no charge to the public, is not without cost to Hillsdale. The College has already invested much to make this landmark course a reality. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been committed to create and prepare the course for one of the most far-reaching webcasts in our history . . . and to mount a massive email, radio, and mail marketing campaign to enroll an initial ONE MILLION course registrants.
To make "Constitution 101" available nationwide will cost nearly $1,000,000. While a monumental expenditure for Hillsdale College, it must be made if we are to reach as many citizens and elected officials as possible during 2012.
ACTION STEP #3: Please forward this email to friends and family and encourage them to enroll in "Constitution 101."
With your help, Hillsdale College is dedicated to returning the U.S. Constitution to its rightful place at the center of American political life.
If our republic does not reverse course, we may not be able to reclaim the liberty that has been lost, and we will lose the liberty we still have.
Hillsdale College has accepted this challenge, and our commitment to making "Constitution 101" available to citizens nationwide is proof. But we need your help to make this possible. . .
You know, before coming to Hillsdale, I often wondered how a small liberal arts college in rural southern Michigan could, as Ronald Reagan once described it, "cast such a long shadow."
The answer is simple. It can be found in adherence to our motto: Pursuing Truth and Defending Liberty since 1844. This phrase defines the purpose of the College, and gives life to the education we provide our students – and potentially all Americans!
That commitment has made it possible for Hillsdale to accomplish what many considered unachievable for a school of our size, including:
  • Proudly publishing Imprimis, a no-cost monthly speech digest that promotes liberty, for 40 consecutive years—now with a circulation of over 2.1 million subscribers;
  • Educating our students independent of any and all government taxpayer subsidy—even in the form of grants and loans; and
  • Establishing our Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in the heart of Washington, D.C. One of its chief purposes is educational outreach to our elected officials and their staffs on the principles of American constitutionalism.
With your support—and that of other patriots such as you—Hillsdale College has worked tirelessly to safeguard the principles of liberty by educating citizens about the Constitution.
And Hillsdale has done it all without a dime of taxpayer subsidy. In order to protect the integrity of its mission and prevent intrusive government regulation, Hillsdale College accepts no taxpayer funding whatsoever. We are proud to remain steadfast in this policy at a time when almost every other institution of "higher learning" is increasingly dependent on government support.
Thank you for supporting the mission of Hillsdale College. Before I close, I would like to ask you please to consider honoring Hillsdale with a special gift to support the vital work of Hillsdale College at such an important time in our nation's history.
Your generosity at this critical time will not just help underwrite the cost of making "Constitution 101" available nationwide. It will also support all the other ways that Hillsdale College educates Americans to be defenders of liberty and self-government.
Register now for Hillsdale's online Constitution course
In appreciation of your donation of $100 or more, I will send you a complimentary copy of my new hardbound book. Its title is:
In this book I explain the unique connection between America's two most important documents, how that connection has been severed today, and why we must repair it for the sake of freedom.
If your gift is $500 or more, you become eligible to have your name (or the name of a loved one you would like recognize) engraved on a brick on the Liberty Walk located on the Hillsdale campus.
But even a gift of $25 will help ensure that Hillsdale can continue to reach millions with the message of liberty via Imprimis . . . educate our elected officials and their staffs at our Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship . . . run Hillsdale-sponsored events and lectures in cities all across America . . . and continue to educate the next generation of leaders without federal or state government subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants and loans.
Your gift will help make it all possible. And for that I am grateful.
For liberty to prevail, Americans must come to understand and defend the Constitution.
And they must do so urgently.
Please help Hillsdale College educate citizens on how to revive the Constitution and preserve America's tradition of individual liberty and limited government.
Thank you for supporting Hillsdale College.
Yours for liberty,
Dr. Larry P Arnn
Dr. Larry P. Arnn
Hillsdale College
P.S. PLEASE REMEMBER to do these three important things:
  1. Make the most generous tax-deductible contribution you can afford. And remember, as thanks for your gift of $100 or more, you will receive a copy of my new book, The Founders' Key.
  2. Enroll NOW in our new "Constitution 101: the Meaning and History of the Constitution" online course, which begins on February 20, 2012.
  3. Forward this email to any of your friends or family who you think would enjoy Constitution 101.
Thank you so much for standing with Hillsdale and the Constitution . . . and for doing everything in your power to defend liberty in America in 2012.
Hillsdale College - 33 East College Street - Hillsdale, MI 49242

150th Anniversary Battle of Montevallo

For those that are interested in attending I'll speak briefly about the Gabbert Family and Montevallo at the event.  A few of my notes.

William "Old Man" Gabbert was the grandson of Charles DePauw, a French Hussar (light cavalry) who came to America in 1780 with Rochambeau and was part of the first French Foreign Legion (Lauzun's Legion). After the American Revolution DePauw stayed in America and was a friend of the first Governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. Charles Depauw was also involved with General George Rogers Clark after the American Revolution in an attempt to take an army to New Orleans to overthrow the Spanish. Charles Depauw was also with Isaac Shelby in the War of 1812. William "Old Man" Gabbert's other grandfather was George Gabbert and he was in Captain Buchanan's Augusta County, VA Militia in the American Revolution.

William's oldest sons were John and Peter Gabbert who were both involved in Gabbert's Guerrilla Command of about 25 men. In early winter, 1862, when the mayfield boys and John Gabbert captured, disarmed and unhorsed 27 Federal cavalrymen going, a few at a time, to water their horses in McCarty Creek, west of Monevallo, they sent their sisters Ella and Eliza Gabbert to the Federal camp to offer to trade the 27 for Capt. Henry Taylor, then a prisoner at Ft Scott. The offer being refused, they simply released the 27, after making them swear allegiance to the Confederacy. John Gabbert, was a partisan ranger and was killed on April 23, 1863, by a Federal scouting party from either the 6th Kansas or 3rd Wisconsin on the road between the Gabbert farm and old Montevallo. He was but 24 years of age, and his wife was much youmger.

Thomas Jefferson Gabbert was William's 3rd son and named after Williams father. Jeff Gabbert's Confederate Pension states that he joined Tom Livingston in Jasper County, Mo early in 1863 and served until the end of the war 1865. He was in Company A, First Missouri Stand Watie Battalion and Cooper's Divison.

Eliza Gabbert was known as a "Lady Bushwhacker" and was involved in many events and William Gabbert's oldest daughter. Every Mayfield, down to infants in the cradle, says the History of Vernon County, was a staunch Confederate, and clearly as much was true of the Gabberts. Nothing daunted by the violent deaths of many of their menfolk, the daughters and sisters took up the cause in their stead. Ella Mayfield was the most noteworthy, with Eliza Gabbert running a close second.

William Gabbert was in Cedar County burning the Militia's homes (May 1863) and some of his band returned to his farm and were sleeping in the yard. The Militia cut their trail and ambushed them killing 7 of his men. The Militia burned his home but William escaped and the Militia returned home to their burnt houses. My great great grandmother Martha Emeline Gabbert was 11 years old when they burned her house. William died in October 1863 and is buried in Arkansas.

Lastly when the program was sent to me I missed the reference to the "Civil War" as it is just a draft of the real program we are working on. I have changed the attachment to reflect the corrected version.


Bob Capps
KSSSAR Vice President
KSSSAR Color Guard Commander
South Central District Color Guard Commander
NSSAR Historic Sites, Celebrations & Reenactments Committee

Thursday, February 9, 2012

MoCivil War 150: Winter 2012 Newsletter

MoCivil War 150: Winter 2012 Newsletter
Civil War Header

Save the Cave

Every building that stood along the main line of battle during the August 1862 Battle of Lone Jack is gone -- except for the Cave Hotel, which served as Union Maj. Emory Foster's headquarters until it was set afire during the battle. Now, the Lone Jack Historical Society is trying to save the remaining parts of it. And they could use your help.

The society has until April 1 to pay off a $13,000 short-term note they used to secure the building when it came up for sale last year. They need to raise $11,545 by April to secure the building so they can begin restoring it to its period appearance.

Every little bit helps. You can click here to see where to mail donations (a dedicated checking account has been set up at a local bank) or to make an online donation via PayPal.

Commission exhibit available

The Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission's traveling exhibit may be available for display at your event. The 10' x 20' tent contains about 60 percent of the content of the Missouri State Archive's 'Divided Loyalties' exhibit and explores the war in Missouri, its causes and its aftermath. It appeared at the re-enactments at Wilson's Creek and Lexington in 2011 and is scheduled to cross the border into Kansas and spend part of July at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe. Having a re-enactment or living history event and interested in the exhibit? Contact us .

Boots and Saddles

Selected events

Civil War songs from the Western border

March 3, Arrow Rock

New Madrid reoccupied by Yankees

 March 10-11, New Madrid

  The Battle of Glasgow

April 7, Arrow Rock

The fight for Jefferson City re-enactment

May 4-6, Jefferson City

 Check out our full listing   of  events here.

Have an event to contribute? Email us.

SCV Telegraph- SCV Fundraising Opportunity

 Sons of Confederate Veterans
                                 SCV  Telegraph


The CSA Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin Collection is here!  Now is the opportunity to honor the contribution of each state in the Confederacy, as well as acquire a valuable keepsake from this significant and profound period of historical observance.

These 1 oz. coins are beautiful - minted with a glossy finish and bearing 3-D images.  They are made, 100%, of .999 purity silver, not merely plating or overlay, with each coin being serially numbered (only 3000 of each state).  They are encased in a protective capsule and will arrive in a black velvet box with their certificate of authenticity.

This product is unique - you will not find a similar collection being offered for sale today.  The images on each coin are original artwork inspired by you, the men of the SCV, and brought to life by renowned commercial artist Richard Portner.  The depiction of your history required the highest quality production, so we chose the services of The Highland Mint, makers of numerous high-profile commemoratives, such as World Series and Super Bowl coins.     

A single coin is yours for ONLY $99!  No tax, shipping or handling need be added to your order.

Now, here is the most important part of this offer.  All proceeds from this program will go to the work of the SCV and YOUR division can participate in the revenue sharing!  This is available to ALL divisions, not just the 13 states of the Confederacy.

Go to our website, csacoins.com, and view the coins.  You'll see their images, front and back, as well as the stories behind them.  You'll also want to view the video hosted by SC Division Commander and former Adjutant-in-chief Mark Simpson.

As you enter the website, you'll be greeted by the Premium Collection, a presentation of all 13 coins arrayed in the familiar Southern Cross formation, reminiscent of the Battle Flag.  Each coin will carry a consistent serial number and will be placed in a handcrafted wooden display case.  This product is the maximum experience of the CSA Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin Collection.

On the reservation form you will be asked for a Promotional Code.  This is nothing more than your state's two-character postal code (i.e. AL, NC, TX, etc.).  For each coin purchased using your code, your division will earn $12.  Furthermore, for each 500 coin orders with your code, your division will receive a $1000 BONUS.  

So, get the word out and start earning funds for your division!  Link to our website... use your division and camp newsletters... prepare fliers... be creative.  Help us to market this one-of-a-kind product well beyond the bounds of the SCV.  Earn revenue on ANY purchase, not just those from SCV members. Make the Sesquicentennial memorable for you and a financial success for your division.  Visit csacoins.com today!