Published Thursday, February 21, 2013

Newnan UDC chapter welcomes new member

From Staff Reports

The Newnan Chapter 599, United Daughters of the Confederacy, recently welcomed new member Carolyn Lee Sewell Turner.

Turner was presented her certificate of membership by Registrar Elizabeth Allen Beers, UDC President Rosemary West, and Leigh Kinnard at the chapter’s February meeting.

Chartered in 1902, Newnan Chapter 599 UDC is one of Georgia’s oldest UDC chapters.

In 1908 the chapter placed the first historic marker to commemorate the Battle of Brown’s Mill historic site.

Turner joined the UDC on the military record of her great-grandfather, Thomas Marion Sewell, Co D, 41st GA, Pinson’s Regiment.

An active board member and Coweta volunteer in the Brown’s Mill Battlefield non-profit association, Turner reported on Coweta County’s progress on battlefield restoration since the groundbreaking for the historic educational site south of Newnan. Turner closed with a moving personal account of Pvt. T. M. Sewell’s trek home to Roscoe on foot after being wounded in Perryville, KY.

Turner was presented her certificate of membership at the February meeting.

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