Officers

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“We can’t afford to let our politicians destroy whatever opportunities might be created… …And its’ not hard to see why – if our fears about being sold out are finally allayed, in a few years from now these politicians could be redundant. We must analyse the situation for our own needs, not theirs. We’ve been marched up to the top of the hill and down again once too often.”

___ Hall, a Loyalist

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“The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph…. we must not retreat.”

King George III, in a letter to Lord North, 1774

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“These rustics are so inept. It nearly takes the honor out of victory. Nearly.”

Lord Charles Cornwallis

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“Neglected by Congress below, distressed with the small-pox; want of Generals and discipline in our Army, which may rather be called a great rabble, our credit and reputation lost, and great part of the country; and a powerful foreign enemy advancing upon us, are so many difficulties we cannot surmount them.”

Benedict Arnold

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When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.

Marquis de Lafayette

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“He comes, he comes, the Hero comes:
Sound, sound your trumpets, beat your drums.
From port to port let cannon roar
Howe’s welcome to this western shore.”

A Loyalist poet penned these lines at General William Howe’s approach to New York in 1776

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“Unhappy it is… to reflect that a brother’s sword has been sheathed in a brother’s breast, and that the once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?”

General George Washington in a letter to George William Fairfax, about the Battle of Concord, May 31, 1775

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British General John Burgoyne earned the nickname “Gentleman Johnny” for his love of leisure and his tendency to throw parties between battles. His surrender to American forces at the Battle of Saratoga marked a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

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No middle ground exists “between the supreme authority of Parliament and the total dependence of the colonies: it is impossible there should be two independent legislatures in one and the same state.”

Thomas Hutchinson, Royal Governor of Massachusetts

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“I cannot conclude without mentioning how sensibly I feel the dismemberment of America from this empire, and that I should be miserable indeed if I did not feel that no blame on that account can be laid at my door, and I did not also know that knavery seems to be so much the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.”

King George III, Letter to Shelburne, 1782

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The Battle of Guilford Court House is considered by some to be the hardest-fought of the entire Revolutionary War: “I never saw such fighting since God made me.”

Lord Charles Cornwallis

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“Colonel Tavington, why, after six weeks, am I still here at Middleton place attending a ball in South Carolina while I should be attending balls in NORTH Carolina?”

Lord Charles Cornwallis

National Officers for the term 2015 – 2017

 

Governor GeneralGayle Mast Coan

Deputy Governor GeneralBetty Keener Samaras

Secretary GeneralCheryl Whitt Rios

Organizing Secretary GeneralMichael Scott Swisher

Treasurer GeneralBarry Christopher Howard

Registrar GeneralGlydie Ann Nelson glydie@msn.com

Assistant Registrar GeneralColonel (Ret.) Charles Robert Odom

Historian GeneralVirginia Hurtes Rouse

Chaplain GeneralReverend Jack Early Jones, Ed.D.

Chancellor General:   Captain (Ret.) George James Hill, M.D., M.A., D.Litt.

Librarian General:  Lynn Mast Long 

PAST GOVERNORS GENERAL OF THE ORDER
+deceased
1973-1974 +Colonel Frederick Ira Ordway, Jr.
1974-1977 +Lieutenant General Herman Nickerson, Jr.
1977-1979 Charles Owen Johnson
+Brigadier General Hallett Daniel Edson, Jr.
1979-1981 +Robert Glenn Thurtle
1981-1985 +Roswell Levi Atwood, Ph.D
1987-1989 +Judson Philip Mason, Sr.
1989-1991 Mrs. Dan Carmack Gary (Grace)
1991-1993 +Colonel Donald Roderick Perkins
1993-1995 Mrs. Carlton B. White (Rita)
1995-1997 Thomas Clifton Etter, Jr.
1997-2001 +Mrs. Donald Cecil Trolinger (Patricia)
2001-2003 Hardwick Smith Johnson, Jr., Ed.D
2003-2005 +Mrs. Charles Everett Ragsdale (Nancy)
2005-2007 Miss Georgiana M. Swanson
2007-2009 Mrs. Michael E. Jones (Betsy)
2009-2011 Llewellyn M. Toulmin, Ph.D
2011-2013 Mrs. John Michael Power (Jane)
2013-2014 Frank Lee Perryman
2014-2015 Mrs. Charles Robert Odom (Carla)