The Bosque River Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) met March 13 in Stephenville and acknowledged two new members, a new associate member and welcomed two visitors who will be applying for membership.

The program, “Texas During the Confederacy” was presented by Frank Bussey of Gorman. He pointed out that there are about 46 veterans of the American Revolution who are buried in Texas and three veterans of that war also fought in the Texas war for independence. Many men who fought in the Texas war for independence also fought in the Civil War.

The Battle of Wilson Creek, Missouri in 1861 was the first battle in which Texan troops were involved. On of the most prominent Texans who fought in both the Texas war for independence and the Civil War was George B. Erath, the namesake of Erath County.

The Bosque River Chapter of Children of the Republic of Texas is proud to announce that members have won the Daughters of the Republic of Texas History Museum Annual Art Contest. Lillian Stover won first place in the 9-year-old division and Piper Stover won second place in the 7-year-old division.

Liilian will receive her prize of $50 and Piper will receive $20 at a reception in Austin April 7. They are the daughters of Rick and Lindsey Stover of Glen Rose.

Members of Bosque River Chapter live in Erath, Hamilton, Comanche, Somervell, Eastland, and Bosque counties. For information on joining DRT go to www.drtinfo.org or call chapter registrar Toni Morgan (254-396-1162).