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Historic Confederate flagpoles dedicated in Stilson
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Re-enactors gather at the scene of the Confederate flagpole dedication on Highway 80 East in Stilson. - photo by Special

      Two camps of the Sons of Confederate Veterans - the Ogeechee Rifles of Statesboro and Ebenezer Rifles of Effingham County - recently held dedication ceremonies for two flagpoles in Bulloch County.

      A 55-foot pole flying the Confederate Battle Flag was placed on US Highway 80 East in Stilson, and a 30-foot pole also flying the Confederate Battle Flag was put up in a privately-owned park in downtown Stilson.

      Speakers at the event were Michael Givens, (National) Commander in Chief; Gary Ursury, GA Division Lt Comander South; 5th Brigade Commander Mike Mull; 6th Brigade Commander Jim Cavanaugh, Deke Cox, Commander Ogeechee Rifles, Thad Beckum, Former Commander Ebenezer Rifles, and Daryl Drake, Former Commander Buckhead/Camp Lawton.

      Re-enactors were on hand from throughout southeast GA, firing salutes with rifles and a mortar.

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