J.D.R. Hawkins

One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

Forrest Luncheon

(Members of the 52nd Regiment String Band)

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending the annual Forrest Luncheon, sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy ladies of General Forrest Chapter #1194. The event was held at the Chickasaw Country Club in Memphis.

Entertainment was provided by two very talented members of the 52nd Regiment String Band. The performers played period favorites, including “Lorena,” When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” and of course, “Dixie,” to which all the attendees stood in honor while they sang along.

The guest speaker was Mr. Jimmy Ogle, a Memphis historian who was very informative. His talk centered around sites relevant to the Civil War in relation to Memphis. It was interesting to learn about old places in Memphis that played a part in the War Between the States, and still exist today.

The meal was fabulous, as was the company, and a silent auction followed. Two authors (myself included) were on hand to sign their novels. Many thanks to the ladies of UDC General Forrest Chapter #1194 for providing a wonderful afternoon!

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