Sam Paterson visits Daughters of the Confederate

Members of the Martha Reid Chapter 19 holding the weapon of their choice which was used in the War Between the States. Seated: Sonya Eason, Joan Pulliam, Pinkie Flannery, Jackie McKenzie, Faye Castile Standing: Linda Moffitt, Lois Marshall, Nancy Solomon, Becky O'Malley, Davine Roberts, Dianne Boren, Maria Miller, Mary Sue Grinnan, Becky Bathen, Natalie Hill, and Judi Adams

Members of the Martha Reid Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederate met Oct. 20 for their October meeting. The guest speaker was Sam Paterson from Douglas, GA, who is a brother of member Becky Bathen.
Paterson is an avid collector of War Between the States weapons and has many to prove it. He brought some of his collection to the meeting and gave information as to the names and dates of manufacturers of the weapons and when and how the weapons were used in combat.
Paterson sheared his  knowledge about the history of the War Between the States, and related this to the various weapons. He brought many buttons to show members the different types worn on uniforms during this time frame. At the conclusion of the program each member was given a button from Paterson’s collection.
The Martha Reid Chapter 19 UDC has nine meetings each year.
Anyone who thinks they have a Confederate ancestor, and would be interested in attending one of the meetings, please contact Davine Roberts at (904) 766- 6182.

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