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Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
- Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Oleans, Louisiana, 1906
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A Letter for the Sons of
21 December 2017
In the dark of night on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the City
of Memphis, Tennessee, in violation of State law, removed the
statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and President Jefferson
Davis. This was done in a backdoor manner wherein the City,
which has lost every court case, hearing, and legal appeal to
remove the Statues themselves, conveniently sold the properties
to a “private”
entity under the belief that this entity could legally remove
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has been
engaged in an ongoing lawsuit with the City for the better part
of five years. As stated, the City has lost on every front and
they’ve lost every appeal. This latest action is a blatant and
underhanded attempt at legal wrangling that we believe, once
again, violates multiple State laws.
Tennessee Division Commander James Patterson moved on this
situation as soon as he was notified and the Tennessee Division
is in the process of seeking further actions against the City. I
assure you, the Tennessee Division WILL have the full backing of
the National General Executive Council in this matter and we
will fight until the last breath.
We are absolutely
outraged at the continual attempts of Memphis to besmirch the
good name of our ancestors, their Cause, and their leaders.
General Nathan Bedford Forrest was a good man, a gallant leader
and an ambassador for positive relations between all races of
people in the South after the war. He is a figure that any City
should be proud to have memorialized and any honest look at
history will easily prove this. The ignorant, shameful, and
dishonest tactics used against his memorial will not be
tolerated by us, or by the American people, and the Sons of
Confederate Veterans will exhaust every resource at our disposal
to, once again, fight against the politically correct and
perpetually ignorant who are behind this putrid, evil, and
hate-inspired travesty of justice.
Chief of Heritage Operations
Confederate Decoration Day
County Commissioner John Schoonmaker reads Knox County Mayor Tim
Burchett's Proclamation declaring Robert E. Lee/Stonewall
Jackson Day at the 25th
Annual Lee Jackson Dinner held at The Foundry in Knoxville in
January, sponsored by the Longstreet Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons
of Confederate Veterans (SCV). Supporting Commissioner
Dailey are SCV Camp 87 Commander Earl Smith, GOP State Executive
Committee member Ted Hatfield and Knox County Commissioners Dave
Wright and Carson Dailey.
D. Lee Institute Symposium 2017
across the country, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
and the general public gathered in Knoxville March 3 - 4, 2017,
to hear authors and experts on topics which included the
Confederacy, world and U.S. history, and Constitutional Law.
87 (Knoxville, TN) served as host Camp for the Annual Stephen D.
Lee Institute Symposium. The programs included a Presentation
of the Flags of the Confederacy, which was executed by the SCV
Row: Commander Earl Smith, Richard Hatten, Scott Hall, Sgt. Sam
Forrester, G.W. Murphy.
Row: Wallace Ashe, Richard Scott, Adjutant, John Hitt, Lt. Ken
Stark, Qtr. Master Rod O'Barr, Lt. Kyle Steward, Sgt. Richard
ceremony, Commander in Chief Thomas V. Strain announced the
administrative dispatch from HQ and executed the promotion of
Sam Forrester and Richard Park to the rank of Sergeant.
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Need information about Camp 87 or the SCV?
Contact us at:
1-800-MY-SOUTH, or 1-800-MY-DIXIE. Our Postal address is:
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Post Office Box 943
Knoxville, TN. 37901
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This page was updated on
January 29, Anno Domini 2018