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CENTENNIAL OF BIRTH OF ADMIRAL RAPHAEL
SEMMES, BORN IN CHARLES COUNTY, MD.,
SEPTEMBER 27, 1809.
Celebration in Honor of the Confederate Naval Hero Under
the Auspices of United Confederate Veteran Camps,
Baltimore, Md,, September 27, 1909.
Address by Professor HENRY E. SHEPHERD, A. M. t L.L. D., Gallant
Confederate Soldier, 1861-1865; Southern Musical
Programme by the Linhards.
Contributed to the Southern Historical Society Papers by Colonel
WINF1ELD PETERS, Baltimore, Md., Member, Historical
Committee, and on Southern School History,
United Confederate Veterans.
Born in Charles County, Maryland, September 2J, 1809, of Catholic parents, he lived and died in that faith. His death occurred August 30, 1877.
Ancentry : Son of Richard Thompson and Catherine (Middle- ton) Semmes, and fifth in descent from the first American ancestor, Benedict Joseph Semmes, a native of Normandy, France, who came over with Lord Baltimore, A. D. 1640.
To Confederate Soldiers and Sailors and All in Sympathy:
In conformity with the announcement made at the Nineteenth Annual Convention and Reunion, United Confederate Veterans, held in Memphis, Tenn., June 8-10, 1909, the U. C. V. Camps in Baltimore propose to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Admiral Raphael Semmes, United States Navy (1826-1861), Confederate States Navy (1861-1864), and Con- federate States Army (1864-1865), September 27, 1909, in a manner befitting the services rendered by that distinguished officer to the cause he last served and loved. This celebration will be under the auspices of Isaac R. Trimble Camp, No. 1025, U. C. V., Baltimore, with the help of the other camps, U. C. V., and Confederates at large in city and State.