Officers, Staff &

Trans-Mississippi Old Guard

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 


                                                                  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     
Bubba Cheek, Sgt.         830 -353-3940        
Sanford Reed                 210 -842-2765        
John McCammon            210 -317-8114        

George P. Foulds            361-215-0412         
Bill Smith                        830 -660-7959        

Don Lawrence                210-904-6713                       
David Bohmfalk              830-741-3993          
Jacob Smith                    210-882-8536          
Adam Smith                    210-842-8534         
Raymond Reeves            210-663-4794                   
Dustin Seiler, Flag Bearer     210-639-4607 
Johnny Davis                   210-287-3254          
Bobby Moore                   512-395-5654          

Gary Cornett                   361-816-5672            

Leslie D. Perry               830-279-8716.         

Joe Owen                       254-315-7869         

Pete Gunn                      210-490-0143          

Rusty Harris                                                  

Justin W. Cole              830-554-0330         
Jesse Castillo, Flag Bearer         210-859-1208

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


​​​Sons of Confederate Veterans

Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153


(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”

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

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.    rev. 8-24-16