Sons of the Union organization topic for WCGS meeting Nov. 19

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Winston County Archives, located on Highway 195 across from the Winston County Courthouse in Double Springs.

The guest speaker will be Howard Poarch, a retired CPA and current commander of  Sons of the Union - Civil War, John T. Croxton Camp 17 in Birmngham, which is one of three Union Camps located in Alabama.  Poarch is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, The Society of 1812, Sons of Confederate Union and First Families of Alabama.  He is also a Mason and a member of the Birmingham Valley of Scottish Rite.

Poarch's presentation will include the history of the Union soliders' organizations from the end of the Civil War to the present.  With many of Winston County's young men during the time of the Civil War joining the 1st Alabama Cavalry and fighting for the Union, this should be a very informative program, and everyone is invited to attend.


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