Confederate Cow Cavalry

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Used by permission of Jackson Walker, original painting hangs in the Deland Courthouse

South Florida Roundup

Newsletter of the Confederate Cow Cavalry SCV Camp # 2181

11th Brigade Florida Division SCV

                                                             And Emeline Piggott OCR Chapter # 24

PO Box 483, Arcadia, FL 34265….Vol. #8 Issue #4 April 2017

Email  Editor: E.L. Arthur

 If you don't know your family history, you are a leaf that doesn't know It is part of a tree. ~ Michael Crichton



Quotes for this month   

    "A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me." 

Robert E. Lee

, Remember You are the SCV,      you are important; We all need to

attend our camps meetings whenever possible One meeting a month

is not a big sacrifice, Remember our charge, and our Ancestors,

They all sacrificed a lot for what they believed;

 Please do your very best to be There for your meeting.

These are the Days & Times of each camp meeting     All are family oriented…



.Confederate Cow Cavalry Camp # 2181 meeting August  15    ,2017

;Emeline Piggott OCR #24 

  at Leon’sBarn If you need directions email us  

Cmdr Leon Arthur



Notes fromCamp #2150; Everglades City 

 support your camp contact




SCV Camp# 556 & OCR # 20;  

Gen. Jubal A. Early….Tampa Area         next meeting to be posted later

      , at 9:00 am at Hawthorne Village

(861 W. Lumsden Rd, Brandon,



 Capt. John Whidden UDC # 2501,

Meeting  2nd Tues each month...

11am at Beef O”Bradys Lake Placid


Camp#1284; Sebring   meeting will be,  1st Tuesday of each Month

at Beef O Brady’s north

        5;30 to eat 6:30 to meet, Cmdr.D Poteat



SCV Camp # 1383; Sarasota-Bradenton 

 Meets 7PM 

 the 4th Tuesday of every month: Sonny’s BBq US 41,

  813) 315-8956 Houston Tucker, Cmdr


 Camp# 2175; Charlotte Harbor 1st sat each month Whiskey Creek Grill US 41

  11to eat 12 to meet       Cmdr.


Stonewall Jackson Camp 1381

Meets the 7PM the last Thursday of every month:

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

8841 Park Blvd N · Seminole 33777

(727) 393-3339 Randy Bailey, Commander



 (as you can see it’s been more than 150 years. This is a saved article)

Thursday, April 9, marked the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. take a look at the battlefield copy of the terms of surrender signed by General Ulysses S. Grant.


The Confederacy's days were numbered as Union forces advanced on General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. By April 3, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia, had fallen to Grant. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, along with his cabinet members, escaped the Union's grasp and fled the region. In the following days, battles and skirmishes around Appomattox Court House left Lee's army in a dire state—encircled by Union forces. Cut off from supplies and virtually trapped, Lee decided to surrender rather than risk losing his men in a defiant and pointless battle.















On the morning of April 9, feeling the weight of his loss, Lee begrudgingly stated to his staff,

 "There is nothing left for me to do but to go and see General Grant and I would rather die a thousand deaths."

That afternoon, Lee, dressed in a dignified manner, met with a mud-splotched Grant at the McLean home in Appomattox Court House, where they formalized and signed the terms of surrender for the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.


Though just under 200 words, it contains some interesting points. As Harry Rubenstein, curator at the museum, recently wrote, it "allowed Confederates who owned their own horses to keep them so that they could tend their farms and plant spring crops."






The copy reads:

April 9, 1865
General R. E. LEE:

In accordance with the substance of my letter to you of the 8th instant, I propose to receive the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on the following terms, to wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate, one copy to be given to an officer to be designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer or officers as you may designate. The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged; and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery, and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers, nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to his home, not to be disturbed by U. S. authority so long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside.










Although many reflect on this event as signifying the end to the Civil War, fighting continued between Confederates and Unionists. Like dominos, the remaining armies and departments of the Confederacy surrendered to terms similar to those signed by Grant and Lee. The Army of Tennessee surrendered to Major General William Sherman in North Carolina on April 26, followed by the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana on May 4.

The Department of Trans-Mississippi surrendered in New Orleans on May 26, but not without a fight. The last battle between Confederate and Union forces was fought on May 12-13 at Palmito Ranch, Texas—a Confederate victory.

Leaders of American Indian Nations that allied with the Confederacy had to make their own surrenders to the Union. The last to do so was General and Chief Stand Watie who surrendered the First Indian Cavalry Brigade on June 23. Watie was also the last Confederate general to yield to the Union.