October 27, 2020

Heard County Rangers Camp 1996 Accepts New Camp Flag

(Franklin) — The Heard County Rangers, Camp 1996 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans was presented with a Camp flag at the monthly meeting on May 4, 2015.

Susy Primm, wife of Lt. Commander Jonathan Primm, presented  a new Confederate flag to Commander Tom Wise.

Susy is deeply interested in American History, especially the War Between The States era.

When her husband joined our camp she wanted to do something for the camp to show her interest and dedication. She purchased a really nice Confederate Naval Jack flag, commonly referred to as a battle flag. We all thank her for her interest and dedication to our camp.

On Monday night, Rangers had two men, from the James Long Street Camp in East Point, attend our meeting they requested a transfer to the Heard County Rangers.

Susy Primm, wife of Lt. Commander Jonathan Primm,     presented  a new Confederate flag to Commander Tom Wise

Susy Primm, wife of Lt. Commander Jonathan Primm,
presented a new Confederate flag to Commander Tom Wise

The flag placements in local cemeteries went well, despite the rain.

Rangers actually located a grave of a man that enlisted in Franklin, survived the war and returned to live in Heard County until his death.

James Paschal, Private enlisted in Company K, 56th Ga. Infantry at Franklin, Ga. May 12, 1862. He was surrendered on July 4 1863 after the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was exchanged in late July 1865, and returned to his command. He was wounded by gun shot in the left knee and admitted to hospital on March 16, 1865, was released to return to duty on March 18, 1865.

Rangers  also found one man on our cemetery list is actually buried in the confederate Cemetery at Camp Chase , Ohio. Erastis Z. Mathews, Private, Co. I, 41st Ga. Infantry. Died at Camp Chase as a prisoner of war in 1865.

Rangers meet the first Monday of every month at the Heard County Library in Franklin at 6:30pm.  If you have an ancestor that served in the Confederate Service from 1861-65 we would like to have you as a member.

Rangers  are a non-political, heritage group only.  With the goal to preserve and honor the heritage of the men that fought for what they believed in, over 150 years ago.

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