W. S. Jackson to Command Plough Boys in 2013

Commander W. S. Jackson

Commander W. S. Jackson

W. S. Jackson has been elected to serve as Commander of the Cumberland Plough Boys for the next year.  The Annual Meeting of Camp 2187 occurs every January and culminates in the election of officers for the next year.  Past Commander Mark Whitley completed his second consecutive term which is the most allowed by Camp By-Laws.

Joining Commander Jackson on the Executive Council is 1st Lieutenant Commander Ken Bell, 2nd Lieutenant Commander David Vinson, Adjutant Mark Whitley, and Judge Advocate Fitz Johnston.  The Judge Advocate is an appointed position and serves as the fifth member of the council when the Past Commander holds another elected position or is unable to fill the position.

Commander Jackson has already made the following appointments:

Chaplain – Greg Maxwell
Color Sergeant – Mike Willis
Quartermaster – Dwight Lovick
Assistant Quartermaster – Jackie Ware
Assistant Quartermaster – Mack Eason
Drill Sergeant – Ronnie Horne

Other appointments may be forthcoming.

Shohola Train Wreck

While working on recompiling a roster of troops for our area, I came across some information that I had originially discovered back in the early 90s.  A good number of soldiers from Cumberland County had died in a train wreck at Shohola, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Ploughboys.org Website Launch

Welcome to the Ploughboys.org website!  We are starting out with the bare bones, but we hope to add in news about our current activities, information on our ancestors, information on the original Cumberland Plough Boys, information on all the units from Cumberland, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, and Harnett counties, and a special section on graveyards.   This is not a quick venture, but will be a process that will take many months of hard work.  Our primary purpose is to honor the men who so bravely served the Confederate States of America.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to cumberlandploughboys@rocketmail.com


Welcome to the Cumberland Plough Boys, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2187 in Stedman, North Carolina. Stedman is located in Cumberland County about 5 miles east of Fayetteville.  We meet at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at the Stedman Community Building.

Email:  Cumberlandploughboys@rocketmail.com