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The "Lost Cause" you say?

posted Jun 30, 2018, 11:12 AM by Edward Georgen   [ updated Jun 30, 2018, 11:13 AM ]

Where exactly does the term "Lost Cause" come from and how did it get associated with The Cause of the Confederacy?

A very learned and honorable man, Dr Thomas Y. Hiter, shared this chunk of understanding with us.
"It comes from Cicero. It's originally in Latin, of course, but in the 1860s, every educated person understood Latin. In English, it ran "The Gods give victory, but Cato prefers the lost cause". "Cato" was, to Romans of Cicero's time roughly what Shakespeare is to ours. Very old, very expert, in terms of poetry, drama, etc. So, to paraphrase, "The gods give victory, and that's fine, but lost causes are WAY better to write about. "The Lost Cause" was the name of the Kentucky Confederate veteran's magazine, before they joined the UCV. It's a figure of speech, nothing more. Other people since have given it other meanings, that it never had in either the original or in the 1880s-90s."

So there ya go!  I bet you learned something!

Now on to my personal thoughts...  

Yet again, history shows how the continued "dumbing down" of America has taken our understand and knowledge of where we came from away from us. Without knowing and understanding the past, how can we chart a future or contemplate where we are now?

I think back in just my short 52 years, so much of what I was taught in the schools of the 1970's and 80's is not taught today. No wonder children today have very little IF ANY connection to the past. 

Then I look at what my parents studied in school and it puts me even deeper into despair! My mother had LATIN in high school. Why study Latin so ask. Have you any idea of the Latin based words in the English language? Of course you don't! Latin is the language of science.

Try to learn something every day!
The world the schools "educated" you about is NOT what they told you it is!!!
To quote Mark Twain, "I have never let my schooling interfere with of my education."

Edward Georgen, KY Division Adjutant

2018 KY Division Reunion

posted Jan 30, 2018, 8:54 AM by Edward Georgen

2018 SCV Kentucky Division Reunion
June 9, 2018
Princeton Kentucky

Kentucky Division Awards 

John C. Breckenridge Distinguished Service Award---for Sustained SCV service to the Kentucky Division.

Simon B. Buckner Meritorious Service Award--- for Extraordinary SCV service to the Kentucky Division. in a SINGLE instance...

1) Five awards each year at Ky. Division Reunion.
2) A Compatriot must be a member of the Ky. Division.
3) A Compatriot may receive only one award a year.
4) A Compatriot may earn only one of each in his lifetime.

Past Award Recipients:

2016 Breckenridge-----                                             2016 Buckner
John Young                                                               Ben Sewell
David Harbolt                                                            Lynne Shelbourne
Samuel D..Hatcher                                                    Ed Georgen 
Michael Turner                                                          William " Bill" Hayes
Robert Tyree                                                             Burl McCoy

2015 Breckenridge                                                    2015 Buckner
Don Shelton                                                              David Arant
Fred Wilhite                                                               John Weaver
J.W. Binion                                                                Richard P'Poole
Dr. Tom Hiter                                                             Carl "Rolo" Beeler
Larry Walston                                                            Stephen Beeler  

Nominations must be turned in by April 01, 2018 to Sam Hatcher.

Contact The Governor Please

posted Jul 8, 2017, 10:04 AM by Edward Georgen

Please take a moment to reach out to the Governor and let him know how you feel about the continued efforts of Dr Mecham and his wanting to ask the Governor to override the Hopkinsville City Council to resume digging AND open the coffin that was found in the Cemetery.


Hopkinsville UPDATE!

posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:05 AM by Edward Georgen

On March 23rd The City of Hopkinsville KY has ordered that there is to be no further excavations of the Confederate burials in Riverside Cemetery.


posted Mar 17, 2017, 12:18 PM by Edward Georgen

Thursday, March 23rd the Hopkinsville City Council meets again "As a Whole" at 6:00pm in city council chambers to discuss City business and the issues concerning the Confederate burials in Riverside Cemetery. All concerned person are asked to attend.

2017 Kentucky Division Reunion

posted Feb 21, 2017, 7:45 AM by Edward Georgen

The 2017 Reunion will be held at the same location as the 2016 Reunion. The registration form is attached below. Looking forward to see MANY Ky Brothers in attendance!


posted Feb 21, 2017, 7:41 AM by Edward Georgen

March 4th the Kentucky Division SCV will celebrate Confederate Flag Day.


12:00 pm, Saturday, 4 March

Arant Confederate Park, Exit 16 off of I-24, near Paducah KY

Period Dress welcomed and encouraged!

12:00 pm, Saturday, 4 March

Brothers Once More Memorial Park, Pound Gap, on the Kentucky-Virginia line 

Period Dress welcomed and encouraged!

Replica period rifles welcome for a salute during flag disposal or near the end of the ceremony.

Lecture: NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST, The Military Exploits of a Confederate General 1861-1865

posted Jun 24, 2016, 3:47 PM by Edward Georgen


In recognition of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s 195th birthday, the Tilghman-Beauregard Camp #1460, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Lon Carter Barton-Jack Vincent Lecture dealing with General Forrest’s military exploits during the War Between the States. This years lecture titled, “NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST, The Military Exploits of a Confederate General 1861-1865” will be presented by Alan Doyle, current Executive Director of the General Nathan Bedford Forrest Historical Society and Commander of Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #215. This years lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at the Graves County Library on North 17th Street in Mayfield. Admission is free to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend this program of historical significance to our local community. Many Graves (and other Purchase) County families have ancestors who served with General Forrest. For more information on this event, please contact Commander Scott Parker at 731-336-9893.


Alan Doyle
Memphis, Shelby, TN

Education Details:

Undergraduate Degree, Memphis State University
Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) 1978
Insurance Major


Historical & Battlefield Tour Guide; Living History Re-enactor; Historian War Between The States 1861-1865; Life long student of General Nathan Bedford Forrest; aspiring Author


Life Member 
N.B. Forrest Camp 215, Sons of Confederate Veterans
January 1969 to present
Camp Commander 2010 to present

Shelby County Historical Commission
Tours Chairman
1985 to 2010

West Tennessee Historical Society
Member - Current

Shiloh Military Trail, Inc.
Board member - Current

Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Historical Society, Inc.
Executive Director - Current

Morton's Battery
Member 1969 to present
Captain, Commanding 1974 to present
Confederate Re-enactment Organization

Third Generation Memphian
Sixth Generation Tennessean


posted May 10, 2016, 9:43 AM by Edward Georgen

Hopefully everyone is aware that once again Evil has raised it's head in our great Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1895, a Confederate Monument was placed in Louisville honoring our ancestors. The University of Louisville has grown and now encompasses the statue. At this time an attempt is being made to remove the Kentucky Confederate Monument from the University Of Louisville area because of the Isis mentality of cultural cleansing. The Mayor and President of U of L were hurriedly attempting to remove it before any action could be taken.
Fortunately Lawyers and our Kentucky Chief of Heritage Defense, were on the ball and managed to get an injunction to stop the removal of this statue temporarily. A court hearing is to be held May 25th and more information will becoming as we formulate our plans.
Our biggest need right now is that this battle is going to cost MONEY and more MONEY. Please stress to each Camp and member that everyone needs to dig in our Camp treasuries and pockets and donate to the Kentucky Heritage Defense Fund. We must work to stop these senseless attacks on our flags and monuments.
Please donate via PayPal on the Kentucky Division website ( kyscv.org ) or mail checks to : Kentucky SCV -- P.O. Box 583 - Pikeville, Ky. 41502, please add notation " Heritage Defense Fund" to your check. Remember donations can be made by anyone and they do not have to belong to the SCV.
John T. Suttles
Ky. Division SCV

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