The Confederate Dispatch

St. Clair Camp 308, Sons of Confederate Veterans

St. Clair Camp 308, Sons of Confederate Veterans is located in Ashville, Alabama and meets every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Lt. Col. John W. Inzer Museum,Inc., Ashville, Alabama. The UDC Chapter 1488 meets at the same time and place.



Benjamin M. Hestley, Commander ""
Alan B. Hestley, Lt. Commander ""
Edward V. Gunter,Adjutant/Tres. ""
Rev. David U. Bryant, Chaplain ""
Rev. Fitzhugh A. Burttram, Assoc. Chaplain
Richard C. Smith, Sgt-At-Arms "
St. Clair Camp 308 sponsored their 4th Annual Lee-Jackson Banquet on January 20, 2001 at the Pell City Civic Center. One hundred and one quest were present for this annual event. Rev. John Killian was the guest speaker. Compatriot Van Gunter received the IHQ Meritorious Service Medal for his services as Adjutant of the Camp and as Treasurer of The John W. Inzer Museum, Inc. Compatriot R. C. Smith received The John W. Inzer Compatriot of the Year Award for his service to the cause.
Members of Camp 308 will be traveling to Monroe, Louisiana for the annual Mardis Gras Parade on February 17, 2001. Members of St. Clair Camp 308 will be attending the flag rally in Jackson, Mississippi on the 14th of April.
Camp 308 will hold a memorial service on the Courthouse Square in Ashville, Alabama on the 23rd of April. Service will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Confederate Soldiers Monument on the square. Bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas and enjoy the event.

Camp Commander Benjamin Hestley has recently assumed command of the North-East Central Brigade, Alabama Division due to the ill health of Commander Patrick Reaves.

As an additional duty, Alabama Division Commander Avery Hudson has appointed Commander Hestley as Chief of Staff of the Alabama Division.


The home of Lt. Col John W. Inzer was deeded to St. Clair Camp 308 in 1988 by the last remaining heirs of Col. Inzer. The home is being restored and will become a Museum in honor of Lt. Col. John W. Inzer, 58th Alabama Infantry, CSA. See web page "" for the story of the Museum.


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