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Subject: Penton Reunion
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 23:39:03 EDT

The 24th annual Penton Reunion will be Saturday Oct. 31, 1998, beginning at
10:00 a.m, National Guard Armory, Picayune, Miss. Bring your favorite dish
and pictures to share. After the reunion, at 4:00 p.m. we will meet at the
Penton Cemetery on George Ford Road, Carriere, MS. The Gainesville Volunteer
Camp 373 Mississippi Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will honor the
memory of those who served in the Confederate Army. Seven of the nine sons of
John Penton, an 1812 War Vet. & his wife Mary Polly Dungeon, all joined on
March 25, 1862, Gainesville, MS, D. B Seal's Unit called the "Hancock Rebels"
which was consolidated into the Thirty Eighth Calvary Regiment. All returned
home safely except one brother, Cpl. Alfred E. Penton, who was killed while on
picket duty during the Siege of Vicksburg. Those brothers were: William
Alford, Alfred E., Emanuel Jordan, David, George W., John Jeff & Thomas
Harrison Penton. Other Confederate Veterans to be honored are: Benjamin
Franklin Burge, James Marion Burge, Wilson Holland Taylor and John's brother-
in-law, Hiram Lewis. Invite your family and friends for this memorable
occasion. Bring a chair for the cemetery event.

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