SCV Roderick Camp is hosting a fund-raiser Saturday, August 7th in Thompsons Station, south of Franklin, to raise the additional funds needed so the SCV group can preserve the original silk battle flag that was carried by the 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. The 20th TN saw action at the Battle of Franklin (1864).

The group has already raised $38,000 but they still need to raise another $13,000 for the flag restoration project.

The SCV Roderick Camp will hold a benefit concert Aug. 7 to raise funds for the flag’s restoration. The concert will be at the Smithson/Mangrum antebellum home at 4762 Peytonsville Road near I-840 southeast of Franklin.

Gates open at 3 p.m., and tickets are $20. Performers include the Winters Brothers Band, Phoenix Rising, Darren Brothers Band, along with nationally known speaker Thomas Cartwright.

More information is available by calling Mangrum at (931) 374-8368 or contacting him by e-mail at celticgranda2@yahoo.com. Additional details can be found by searching for “20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry” on Facebook.

Donations to restore the flag can also be made to Roderick Camp 2072, 1114 Galloway St., Columbia, Tenn., 38401.

Ronnie Mancrum is with the 20th TN SCV camp.

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The Columbia Daily Herald ran a good article on the flag restoration project on August 2nd. Full story.

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