Statement by the Directors of ACWS Ltd
The Board of Directors have to make difficult decisions regarding the running of the Society and the welfare of its members and public every year. At a Board meeting on 21st January 2017, the Board decided not to renew Peter Francis-Wemyss' membership of the American Civil War Society. In the Society's Bye Laws (Section B4) the Board do not need to explain the reasons why.
However, the Board did not make this decision lightly and only after long discussions. This decision was based on the actions of the individual over the last few years, tensions on both camps between members, and no guarantee that past incidences would not be repeated in the future with such processes starting all over again.
Peter's responsibilities for Marketing, the International and the 2nd South Carolina will be transferred in due course, the latter after consultation with members of the regiment.
We ask members not to speculate or be drawn into social media debates and that you contact your respective Army Commanders or Board members.
For and on Behalf of the Board of Directors
23rd January 2017