Missouri Secession Day Dinner – 2016

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Mark your calendars for our annual commemoration of Missouri’s secession from the Union.

On October 28, 1861, the Missouri legislature took up a bill for Missouri’s secession from the Union and it was passed on October 30, 1861. The next day, on October 31, it was signed by Governor Jackson.

Acting on the ordinance passed by the Jackson government, the Confederate Congress admitted Missouri as the 12th confederate state on November 28, 1861.

False rumors of Missouri’s “neutrality” during the War Between the States continues among revisionists to this very day.

To keep the record straight and provide clarity to this historic event, the Missouri Society of the Military Order of Stars and Bars pays annual tribute to the brave men behind this historic event.

Our annual Secession Day Dinner is scheduled for November 5, 2016 at:

Inn at Grand Glaize
5141 Highway 54
P.O. Box 969
Osage Beach, MO. 65065
1-800-348-4731

We have secured a room rate of $69 per night plus tax. Make your reservations early to get that rate, tell them you are with the MOSB Secession Day Dinner!

Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the festivities are scheduled to end at 9:00 p.m. Watch for more details regarding the planned events for the evening.

 

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Isaac Avery’s Dying Words at Gettysburg

This is what bravery is. Deo vindice.

This Day in North Carolina History

The letter that Isaac Avery wrote to his father, now held by the State Archives The letter that Isaac Avery wrote to his father, now held by the State Archives

On July 3, 1863, 34-year-old Lt. Colonel Isaac E. Avery of the 6th North Carolina State Troops died from mortal wounds received the previous day. Shot in the neck and partially paralyzed during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Burke County native was unable to speak.

Avery fell alone while leading his men in an attack on Cemetery Hill. He had taken command of Hoke’s brigade after Hoke, himself, was wounded at Chancellorsville. Avery was the only man mounted and, once found, was carried from the field. Clutched in his hand was a small bloodstained piece of paper which has become one of the treasures of the State Archives of North Carolina.

Though right handed, he was forced to write with his left because of paralysis. His letter said, “Major, tell my father that…

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