United Daughters of the Confederacy Vice President Carol Boone (right) and UDC President Carolyn McCall (left) present Bullard Community Library director Debbie Willbanks with a copy of “The Camel Regiment,” one of two books on Confederate history, to the local library. “Local author Gary Cole composed a story about members of his family that lived through the War of Northern Aggression, while author W. Scott Bell wrote a story of The Camel Brigade of the State of Mississippi that actually had a camel to help transport supplies during the conflict,” Willbanks said, explaining that Bell's great-grandfather was a Confederate soldier in this Brigade.”
The library also received a collection of items on the Pilgrims and the Mayflower from the Tyler Colony Texas Society of Mayflower Descendants.
“We encourage those interested in the history of this era to visit the library and read these books,” Willbanks said.
Hezekiah J. Wilson Chapter 2670, United Daughters of the Confederacy meets at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the genealogy room of the Bullard Community Library. To learn more, contact Carolyn McCall at 903-316-2560.