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Here we'll list events and activities scheduled for the next couple of months. We'll update this page frequently, so check back often to stay up to date.

IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WE HAVE SEVERAL HOLIDAYS THAT WE SHOULD ALL REMEMBER:

19 JAN General Robert E. Lee's Birthday

21 JAN General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson

4 MAR Confederate Flag Day

26 APR Confederate Memorial Day

3 JUN President Jefferson Davis' Birthday

January 2014

In Jacksonville, the Lee-Jackson luncheon will be held at the Hill Top Club on 25 January 2014. This is located in Orange Park at 2030 Wells Road and will start at 1130. The cost is $28.00 and reservations are required. Contact Mike May at concord2@comcast.net or (904) 502-2173.

February 2014

14-16 February All day Olustee Reenactment, Lake City and Olustee, FL
The Florida Society MOS&B will be present in the opening parade in Lake City on Saturday 15 February at 1000 as well as having a display in the reenactment area on both days. Come on by and say hello if you can make it out to the Olustee Battlefield.

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Monument of Governor Perry

May 2014

Governor Perry 1814-1865
     Madison Starke Perry was the only Governor to come from Alachua County and played a critical roll in building Florida's militia prior to the war. When Florida seceded on 11 January 1861 he called for the evacuation of all Federal troops from Florida. The plan was to replace them with the recently formed Militia. His term as Governor ended on 7 October 1861 at which time he served as Colonel of the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment. He was forced to resign on 30 April 1963 due to poor health, dying at his plantation in Rochelle in March 1865. There are three Florida towns named for him: Madison, Starke and Perry. His grave has been prominently marked for many years, but Mrs. Perry and daughter Sallie have both reposed in unmarked graves until now.
     The Col. David Lang Chapter 289 purchased and erected grave markers for Mrs. Madison Starke Perry and Daughter Sallie in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Rochelle on 6 May 2010.
     Their son, Madison Starke Perry, Jr. is also buried in an unmarked grave. The COL David Lang Chapter is currently ordering a VA marker for him as he was a veteran of the 7th Florida Infantry and the 2nd Florida Cavalry. When this marker is obtained an appropriate dedication ceremony will be scheduled.

Submitted by:
Archie Matthews
Commander
Col. David Lang Chapter #289

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Grave marker for Mrs. Perry and daughter Sallie

April 2014

26 April 2014 The Captain J. J. Dickison Chapter #29 will join the UDC and SOC for a MemorialDay service at the Old Jacksonville Cemetery at 2PM. The cemetery has a large section with Confederate graves as well are other Confederates in other locations in the cemetery. This is a great annual event on Confederate Memorial Day. We hope as many Florida members as possible will attend.

September 2014

The annual Olustee Expo will be on Saturday, 13 SEP starting at 1000. The Florida Society will have an information stand with war artifacs. Plan to join us for this event and help us to recruit some potential members.

November 2014

On Tuesday evening, 11 November 2014, the CAPT J. J. Dickison Chapter #29 will be hosting it's annual Dinning In at the Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville. All MOS&B members are invited and those interested in attending should make their interest known to the Society Adjutant at adjutant@mosbfl.org. The event will feature period attire, military dress uniforms or equivalent civilian attire. Cocktails 1830, Dinner 1930. The cost is $30 per person or $60 per couple.

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.