Smith presents program to Wiregrass, Brier Creek

by | July 24, 2018 1:16 pm

   The Wiregrass of Swainsboro and Brier Creek of Screven County, Chapters of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held a joint monthly meeting on Thursday, July 12, at the New China Restaurant with President Wilder Smith, Jr. presiding. In attendance, there were a combined attendance of 35 attendees, 20 members and 15 guests. In attendance were East Region Vice-President Sonny Pittman, Col William Few Chapter Registrar Bill Tankersley, Alton McCloud, and Hayden McCloud.

   Registrar Dess Smith III presented his program on the Winter Encampment at Morristown, 1779-80.  General George Washington and his 10,000 Continentals built a log cabin city just south of Morristown, New Jersey, to ride out the worst winter recorded in history. Compatriot Smith also showed a 22-minute video about the encampment. After the program presentation, Smith presented Compatriot Carlie Smith with his second supplemental. This made 3 of his 4 great-grandfathers ancestors that he has proven fought in the American Revolution. Because of the joint chapter meeting, Vice-President Steve Burke suggested that the skunk brigade wear their militia uniforms and skunk hats, which result in 5 of the 6 members were able to attend. Compatriot Tommy Christopher was unable to attend because of illness. 

   If you would like to become a member of the SAR, please contact Registrar Smith at 478-299-1039 or e-mail him at You may also visit the Wiregrass and Brier Creek Chapter on their Facebook accounts.

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