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, June 26, 2017 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 Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Ellard speak on “'A Sorrowful War:  Veterinary Medicine During the War of the Secession".

Mary-Elizabeth Ellard is a native Atlantan.  She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she met her husband, Bill.  She received both her MS and DVM from the University of Georgia.

After fifteen years in private veterinary practice in Atlanta, Dr. Ellard answered the call to shift her practice to animal shelters.  She completed a graduate certificate in shelter medicine from the University of Florida and continues to work as a co-instructor for the program.  She serves as the lead surgeon for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association's new spay-neuter education program for UGA veterinary students.  She works with Best Friends - Atlanta and Lifeline Animal Project as they strive to save lives in Metro area animal shelters.  Her special interests include behavioral wellness and preventive medicine for shelter animals.  Dr. Ellard owned animals at Inman Animal Hospital near where Manigualt's brigade broke through the Federal line during the Battle of Atlanta.

Her other passion is history.  Dr. Ellard speaks regularly both to history groups and to animal welfare groups about veterinary medicine during the War.  She leads tours for the Atlanta Preservation Center's annual Phoenix Flies series and for B*ATL.  She serves as a Trustee and Vice President of the Georgia Battlefields Association and on the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table.

Bill and Mary-Elizabeth live in Atlanta with their pampered shelter cat, Annabelle.