Officers, Staff, 

Trans-Mississippi Old Guard &

 Hood's Light Artillery


Rifle & Flag Corps, HOOD’S TEXAS BRIGADE, CAMP #153, San Antonio, Texas, 78218


                                                        2019 Camp Officers & Staff

                     George P. Foulds, Commander                       Mark Riser, Lt. Commander

         Raymond B. Reeves, 2nd Lt. Commander​          Dustin W. Seiler, 3rd Lt. Commander 

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                                                                  Rodney W. Seiler, Adjutant

​            Dr. Jeffrey F. Addicott, Judge Advocate      Bobby Moore, Color Sergeant & Quartermaster

                    Sanford C. Reed, Genealogist                      Leslie Darryel Perry, Historian

                    Beckwith Steiner, Surgeon                           Mike Reynolds, Chaplain

Trans-Mississippi Old Guard Membership List Updated: 04/15/19    
          Member:                     Phone:                            Email:
Mike Reynolds, Capt.     210 -381-4282               reynolds_r@sbcglobal.net
Bubba Cheek, Sgt.         830 -353-3940                  thelegand8@gvtc.com
Sanford Reed                 210 -842-2765                  sanfordreed@gmail.com
John McCammon            210 -317-8114                  mccammon@beecreek.net

George P. Foulds            361-215-0412                   fouldsoilfield@gmail.com
Bill Smith                        830 -660-7959                  billsue@gvtc.com            
Raymond Reeves            210-663-4794                    defiantray53@gmail.com         
Bobby Moore                   512-395-5654                    robmoore123@aol.com


Leslie D. Perry               830-279-8716.                 ldp@hctc.net

Joe Owen                       254-315-7869                   joeowen1164@gmail.com


Charles Thacker                                                        lonestargun@wireweb.net


​Johnny Davis              210-287-3254                  johnny.thornbush@gmail.com


​Johnathan Driver        850-612-4207                  grady.driver@gmail.com

​Dustin Seiler, Flag Bearer     210-639-4607           dw.seiler85@gmail.com


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

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 blood shed 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.    5-22-2015
 

 



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


​Name:                                         E-Mail:

Bill Manuel, Sgt. Major             williamadammanuel@gmail.com


Kenny Wright Jr., Sgt.                kwright007@gmail.com


Dustin W. Seiler, Corpsman      dw.seiler85@gmail.com


Leslie D. Perry                          ldp@hctc.net

Rodney W. Seiler                       hoods153adj@outlook.com





  

  



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 6-lbs 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 jean-wool uniform of either Army of Northern Virginia or Army of Trans-Mississippi. 

​​​​​Sons of Confederate Veterans

Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153

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SPEAKERS BUREAU FOR HOOD’S TEXAS BRIGADE, CAMP #153
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(Availability and scheduling must be approved by individual speaker)

         Speaker                                                              Topics

Dr. Jeffry Addicott                  Author of numerous articles & books, International lecturer and professor.

                                              "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 accoutrements 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.

Judge Ed Butler-                      “Spain's Assistance During the American Revolutionary War”
                                              “Texas Genealogy College”

George “Bubba” Cheek*           “Co.K, 6th Texas Rifles Historical Actors”
                                               “Uniforms and Accoutrements of the Confederate Soldier”

                                               "Black Powder Rifles & Pistols"

J.B. Crowther                           ”Confederate Colonies in Mexico’s Upper Tuxpan River Valley”


John McCammon*                    ”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                                   Author of numerous history books

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

Bill Smith*                                     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

Beckwith Steiner                           "Confederate Doctors & Medical Techniques"


Rev. Leon Steiner                          “Confederate Chaplains”

Max Strozier                                 “The Military Order of the Stars and Bars”            

Ray Wainner                                  ”Swords of The 2nd American Revolution”


Dustin Seiler#                             "Social Media: The New Digital Battlefield!"

​                                                        "Texas Society Order of Confederate Rose, Inc."

​                                                        "The Lost & Found Confederate History of San Antonio"

*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.

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.   http://www.hoodstexasbde.net/    rev. 7-12-19