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After the end of the war the soldiers would meet each year on the same
church grounds. There they would have a celebration, the bands would play,
the beat of the drums could be heard throughout the country-side as the "old
soldiers" marched again. Captain Leach was the group leader. The group
vowed to continue the reunion as long as there were two in number to meet on
the Thursday before the third Sunday in July each year, according to Mrs.
Arrie Mordecai, granddaughter of Johnnie Lavender, one of the leaders of the
This article is from The Lamar Democrat & The Sulligent News, dated March 23, 1967.
Is this newspaper still in business? I would like to know if anyone knows how I can get in touch with this Mrs. Arrie Mordecia, if she is still living? Or any of her family? We are related. It says she is the granddaughter of Johnnie Lavender. Johnnie was my great, great, great grandfather. Please email Kay Music firstname.lastname@example.org
submitted by: Sabra N. Sudberry - added 7/16/02
Confederate Reunion - Civil War Lamar Co. - was Marion, Fayette Co., AL. 2 parts to this picture, made at Moscow Reunion. Front kneeling 1st person on right - Sen. John Hollis Bankhead. Front kneeling - 10th from right (light coat) John Evans Jackson (per Sabra)
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