Lt. Commander

Raymond B. Reeves

USCG Aux., Cmdr. (Retired)

2nd Lt. Commander

John D. Sida

US Dept. of Justice (Retired)


Rodney W. Seiler

Judge Advocate

Dr. Jeffery Addicott, Esq.

​USAF, Lt. Col. (Retired)

 For scheduling or questions, contact LT. COMMANDER - Raymond B. Reeves

3rd Lt. Commander



Dr. Beckwith Steiner

US ARMY (Retired)

Color Sergeant & Quartermaster

Woody W. Woodward

Dallas P.D. (Retired) 

​​​​-Mississippi Old Guard Membership List Updated: 04/12/2021    
          Member:                                             Email:
Bubba Cheek, Capt.

​Bobby Moore, Sgt. 

Mike Reynolds     
Sanford Reed        
John McCammon   

Bill Smith                            
Raymond Reeves             

Leslie D. Perry      

 ​Justin W. Cole    
​Rick V. Neeley      

Charles Thacker   

​Johnny Davis       

​Johnathan Driver

​Dustin Seiler       

The“Old Guard” also has a large 10’X20’ Heavy Duty Canvas Tent for funerals & special occasions.  The Tent Crew is J. & A. Smith.  The Corps is in Period Dress, posts flags, and fires a rifle salutes at special events, funerals, and Confederate Iron Cross Ceremonies.  Call to schedule.  Members may be seen wearing a custom medal produced exclusively for the Trans-Mississippi Old Guard or its replacement seen at right. Trans-Mississippi is the designation for Confederate military operations west of the Mississippi. The Old Guard, an elite unit guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is proud to honor all American service members. The Texas Star is the focal point and represents Texas’ participation and contributions during The Second American Revolution. It is designed with the point down to resemble the Congressional Medal of Honor. Smaller Stars in the wreath personify heroes and Trans-Mississippi War Department Officers.* The cross appropriately symbolizes the Christian traditions maintained by the Southern People.  The red ribbon background signifies The Southern Cross of Honor and the bloodshed by our citizen-soldier ancestors who fought for the Confederacy and personified the best qualities of America. This medal exemplifies and promotes the overall image of preserving freedom and liberty and is worn with pride by members and supporters of the Trans-Mississippi Old Guard.* Officers memorialized by the 10 small stars: Gen. Robert E. Lee (in Texas 2-8-1861); Gen. John Bell Hood; Gen. John Bankhead Magruder; Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith; Col. John S. (RIP) Ford; Col. Benjamin McCulloch; Lt. Col. John B. Baylor; Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley; Gen. Earl Van Dorn; Maj. Alfred M. Hobby.   



Members of the Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery List Updated: 07/11/19

​Name:                                         E-Mail:

Bill Manuel, Sgt. Major   

Kenny Wright Jr., Sgt.      

Dustin W. Seiler, Corpsman

Leslie D. Perry                

Rodney W. Seiler             



   Originally a separate entity called the San Antonio Cannoneers until they disbanded on June 28th, 2019; the Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery officially became affiliated with Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153 on July 11th, 2019 and then named so, on August 8th, 2019 "Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery". The Light Artillery uses three separate pieces: 1776 Revolutionary "Grasshopper" 3-lbs gun, 1841 Smoothbore Field 1-lb gun, and a Chorn Mortar gun.  Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillert is in Period Dress,  fires cannon salutes at special events, funerals, and Confederate Iron Cross Ceremonies, education programs and school events. All member's and associates of the camp are welcome to join. To join Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery, all members must be trained and certified in the firing of a Muzzle Loading Artillery as well as your own CSA artillery wool or a jean-wool uniform of either Army of Northern Virginia or Army of Trans-Mississippi. 

Honor Guard Commanders

Trans-Mississippi Old Guard (Riffles, Sabers, and Colorguard)

Captain - George "Bubba" Cheek      Sergeant - Bobby Moore

Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery (Cannon)

Sergeant Major -  William "Bill" Manuel      Sergeant - Kenny R. Wright


Rev. Leon Steiner

US ARMY (Retired)


Officers, Staff, 
Trans-Mississippi Old Guard & Hood's Light Artillery


Mike Reynolds

USAF, Tech. Sgt. (Retired)


Sanford C. Reed


   A number of our Officers and Compatriots are available for historical and relevant topics of programs to speak at your UDC, SCV, or TSOCR meetings. Availability and scheduling must be approved by the individual speaker...This is only a partial listing of the Speakers and Programs that are available through Hood’s Texas Brigade, Camp 153, and is revised and updated periodically.  Contact the 1s Lt. Commander for contact information and assistance in scheduling. Thank you and we look forward to serving your needs for interesting and informative programs for your group.   

Dr. Jeffry Addicott, Esq. -  Author of numerous articles & books, International lecturer, and Law Professor at St. Mary's University. 

  • "Lincoln's Legacy: Lies, Damn Lies, and Damn Yankee Lies"
  • ​ “Terrorism”
  •  and other topics on request

Peter Baron 

  • Arson Dogs and First Responders
  • Confederate Advanced Genealogical Research
  • The Establishment of the Continental Army
  •  The transition from Militia to a standing Army
  • The uniforms and the accouterments of the American Revolution
  •  The Evolution of Old Glory & other Colonial Flags
  •   Tejas during the American Revolution
  •  The Spanish involvement in the American Revolution
  • Colonial Virginia
  •  Battles of the American Revolution
  • The Prison Ship New Jersey
  • Privateers of the American Revolution
  • The Pennsylvania Associators
  •   Bernardo de Galvez
  • Colonial Texas
  • Texas Land Grants
  • General Genealogy
  •  Early Migration patterns of American Colonists
  • and other topics on request.

The Honorable, Judge Ed Butler - Lawyer & Retired Texas Judge

  • “Spain's Assistance During the American Revolutionary War”
  • “Texas Genealogy College”

George “Bubba” Cheek* - History Reenactor who has appeared in a number of Hollywood projects and films.

  • “Co.K, 6th Texas Rifles Historical Actors”
  • “Uniforms and Accoutrements of the Confederate Soldier”
  •  "Black Powder Rifles & Pistols"

J.B. Crowther - Past Commander of SCV Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153

  • ”Confederate Colonies in Mexico’s Upper Tuxpan River Valley”

John McCammon* - 2021-2023 Texas Division Commander & Confederate Cemetery Association President

  • ”Organization and Activities of The SCV Texas 6th Brigade”
  • "Confederate Cemetery Association of San Antonio”
  •  “Current Attacks on Southern Heritage, Flags, and Monuments”

Joe Owen - Published Author of numerous history books & Past Commander of SCV Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153

  • "Blood and Glory: The Texans at Gettysburg"
  •   “Our National Parks - America’s Best Idea”
  •  “Hispanic Contributions to The War” and other topics on request

Sanford Reed* - National Registered Genealogist 

  • “Lee’s Legacy of Faith and Chivalry”
  •  “Lee’s Legacy to Today’s Universities”
  •  “Horseback Through History: 1861-1865”
  • “Letters From The War”
  •  “Visit with Lincoln”
  • “The Broken Mug”
  • ”Why I am an SCV Member”
  • "Military Order of Stars & Bars Genealogy"
  •  “Open Carry and Handgun Licenses”

Mike Reynolds* - Member of the Atascosa Co. Historical Society & History Reenactor, Sergeant-at-Arms

  • "Opportunities for Reenactors”
  • “How Hood’s Rifle Corps was Named: You Too Can Be a Member”

Bill Smith* - Retired Middle & High School Teacher & Past Commander of SCV Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153

Available for school, classroom, and educational settings.

  • “History of Southern Culture”
  •  “Flags of the Confederacy”
  •  “Texican Contributions of the 1860’s”
  •  “Arms and Munitions of the 1800’s” and other topics on request

Dr. Beckwith Steiner - Retired U.S. Army Surgeon

  • "Confederate Doctors & Medical Techniques"

Rev. Leon Steiner                          

  • “Confederate Chaplains”

Max Strozier, Past Commander 0f MOS&B Lawrance Sullivan Ross, Chapter #184

  • “The Military Order of the Stars and Bars”            

Ray Wainner, Past Commander of SCV Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153

  • ”Swords of The 2nd American Revolution”

Dustin W. Seiler#, Commander of SCV Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153 & Texas Div. Parliamentarian 

  • "McCulloch VS. Twiggs - The Lost & Found Confederate History of the Alamo"
  •  "Social Media: The New Digital Battlefield!"
  • "Texas Society Order of Confederate Rose, Inc."


*We have members available to explain the membership, medal, founding, purpose, and guidelines of Hood’s Trans-Mississippi Old Guard Rifle & Color Corps.

#We have members available to explain the membership, founding, purpose, and guidelines of Hood’s Texas Brigade Light Artillery.    rev. 1-28-2021


Camp Commander &

Texas Div. Parliamentarian

Dustin W. Seiler

Committee Chairmen

JROTC Student Awards - VACANT    Public Relations - John D. Sida   Nominating (Ad Hoc) - VACANT

Adopt-a-Highway - Rodney W. Seiler    Cemetery Guardians -  Sanford C. Reed


Past Commander &

Chief of Staff

William S. Smith