The General William J. Hardee Camp #1397 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Welcomes You!
We meet at 7:30 PM on the fourth Monday of each month at the former Historic Second Baptist Church of New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia. This Historic Church is the beautiful White Frame Building at the intersection of the Dallas-Acworth Highway (Highway 381) and Bobo Road in New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia. This is the same intersection where New Hope Cemetery is.
|Our next meeting is Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the former Historic Second Baptist Church of New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia. After a short discussion of Camp business, we will be honored to have Laura Elliott give a talk on the 16th Regiment Georgia Infantry.|
Laura Elliott has been working on the history of the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment for more than seven years. Her connection to the 16th is through her husband, whose great great grandfather, Pvt. William Walker Fitts, served in Company D “Danielsville Guard.” He was killed at the Bloody Angle at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 12, 1864. When Laura attempted to gather information on the service of the 16th Georgia, she quickly realized that there was very little compiled information available.
Laura is not a historian. She is, like many, a student of the Civil War, with a special interest in the people, places, and events. Through her research, Laura has discovered not only the regimental history, but also the stories of personal sacrifice, valor, and bravery of its members. In addition to the history of the regiment, her presentation will provide some lesser known stories of the regiment and the men who served therein.