On March 16, four members of the Kirby-Smith Chapter 327 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy attended the Middle Tennessee District Meeting in Columbia. Following the business session and lunch, members attended officer workshops.
On their way home, local members took a detour to visit two interesting sites. The first stop was at Elm Springs, an antebellum home a short distance outside the Columbia downtown district. The home is now the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) National Headquarters. A short distance from the headquarters building is the SCV Museum which is currently under construction.
While heading in the opposite direction, they stopped at the Farmington Community in Marshall County, where a tall monument stands in a field honoring 12 Confederate soldiers who died in that field during battle. On October 7, 1863, the commu-nity witnessed the Battle of Farmington, a Union victory.
In picture are (L-R): Patricia Street, Chapter Public Relations Committee Member; Brenda Hall McDonald, Tennessee Division President; Ginger Delius, Chapter President; Nelma Crutcher, UDC President General; Becky Odell, Chapter Historian; and Syble Throneberry, Chapter Vice President.