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FORward – January 2022

FOR Annual General Membership Meeting 2022 The Board of Directors voted during their Board meeting on January 4, 2022, to postpone the 2022 FOR Annual General Membership Meeting normally held each January. Considering the continuing Covid-19 worldwide pandemic and...

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FORward – November 2021

Greetings from the Board of Directors of the Friends of Raymond. My name is Eric Bobo, and I’ve had the pleasure of serving as President of the Board of Directors over the past year. I am so proud of the work that this group has accomplished despite numerous...

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FORward – December 2018

Friends of Raymond Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary Friends of Raymond celebrated their 20th anniversary in November with two events. On November 1, current and for- mer members, donors, and guests attended a celebration party at the Dupree House. This historic home,...

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FORward – July 2018

Historic Rail Fence Reconstructed on Raymond Battlefield Friends of Raymond, with the help of the Civil War Trust, purchased 67 acres of core battlefield property at Raymond in June 2009. In Spring 2011, an amateur FOR archaeology team, led by Ret. Brig. Gen. Parker...

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FORward – December 2017

FOR Receives Donation to Complete Union Infantry Markers FOR Receives Donation to Complete Union Infantry Markers Friends of Raymond is delighted to announce that John L. Nau, III, CEO of Eagle Distributors, L.P., the nations largest distributor of Anheuser -Busch...

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FORward – September 2017

Whitworth Rifle Completes Confederate Battery Installation of a replica Whitworth Rifle barrel at the Confederate battery on November, 2016, completed FOR’s long-term goal of re- producing and emplacing eve- ry piece of artillery involved in the Battle of Raymond. All...

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FORward – December 2014

A Message from the President— The Year in Review The Friends of Raymond had a busy and productive 2014. However, our organization lost one of its most generous and prominent supporters in January with the death of Dennis Driscoll of Safety Harbor, Florida. Driscoll...

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FORward – July 2014

Confederate Battery Work We are so excited to begin the improvements at the Confederate Battery at the corner of Port Gibson Street and Old Port Gibson Road (near the old Magna Plant.) Friends of Raymond has a lease for the property where a Confederate force of about...

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FORward – March 2014

Civil War Dioramas—Apr.25-26 Make plans to see the Battle of Raymond and Battle of Champion Hill in miniature! This event is cosponsored by the Friends of Raymond and the Battle of Champion Hill will be presented by Jim Drake and will include another large display of...

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FORward – December 2013

FOR News Updates FOR is getting ready for 2014 with new plans and new ways to communicate with members! We are excited about the progress and hope all the members will join us in making progress a reality. Updated FOR website—Thanks to Jil Wright for getting our...

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FORward – June 2013

Raymond Military Park selected 2013 Civil War Trust Adventure Trail of the Year Raymond Military Park was selected as the Adventure Trail of the Year for 2013 by the Civil War Trust. The CWT held its annual conference in Jackson, MS, on May 29—June 2, 2013, in...

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FORward – March 2013

FORward March 2013 Message from the President With the creation in 1890 of the first national military battlefield park, Chickamauga and Chattanooga, people throughout our country have come to see the value of preserving the history of their local military struggles....

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