Monday, January 30, 2012

SCV Telegraph Another Real Son passes

 Sons of Confederate Veterans

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News for SCV members 
Real son L.L. Meredith of Dinwiddie, VA,passed January 28th.
He was a member of Camp A.P. Hill # 167.
He was 87 years old.

The memorial for Mr. Meredith will be held Saturday, February 04, 2012
 at 11 AM at
Rocky Run Methodist Church, DeWitt, Virginia.

Fw: SCV Telegraph- 2012 Stephen D Lee Institute

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                                               SCV On-Line Mall    Heritage Rally 2012

The 2012 Stephen Dill Lee Institute
                                          THE COSTS OF LINCOLN'S WAR

     The Sons of Confederate Veterans bring Christmas greetings and ask you to make plans to attend our 2012 Stephen Dill Lee Institute in beautiful and historic Savannah, Georgia, on February 3-4 at the spectacular DeSoto Hilton Hotel. Registration to the Institute for SCV members and family is $125 per person. Non-SCV members are $150. Registration includes 3 meals on Saturday February 4 including breakfast, lunch and a banquet. Friday festivities include a Meet the Speakers evening to discuss history with our scholars beginning at 7pm. Saturday morning the Institute will begin at 8:30am. Exact times for each speaker will be announced.. Please visit our website at for registration and hotel details.

     We are pleased to announce our speakers for the Institute.

Jonathan White     "Calculating the Value of the Union: Physical costs of the War to Prevent Southern Independence"

Ronald Kennedy   "Liberty: The Price of Federal Supremacy"

David Aiken      Lincoln's Blood Money and the financial impact of the war

Donald Livingston  "How Lincoln's War derailed Constitutional Liberty"

Douglas Bostick   "Colored Troops for Work": The Union Army's Assessment and Use of Black Troops

Michael Scruggs " Advent of the Federal financial system"

     Anyone who has ever attended a Stephen Dill Lee Institute meeting has come away with a newfound understanding of American history. Please mark your calendar for February 3-4. 2012, and join us in Savannah.

     If you have a question please contact Brag Bowling at 804-389-3620.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

SCV member/Real Son Passes

SCV member/Real Son Passes

James Brown Sr., 99, of Tellico Village, one of the last real sons of a Confederate veteran, died Thursday afternoon in a Farragut nursing home, his son, James Brown, said Saturday afternoon.

James Brown Sr.'s father, James H.H. Brown, served in the 8th Georgia Infantry's Company K and fought throughout the Civil War.

Mr. Brown would've turned 100 on Valentines's Day.

Norman Shaw, founder of the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable, recalled meeting Mr. Brown.

"It is definitely a direct connection to the past when you can say this gentleman's father fought in the Civil War," he said. "We call them real sons and real daughters of Confederate veterans."

James Brown said his grandfather was 71 when his father, James Brown Sr., was born in 1912.

"My Dad and I are so lucky to be alive," James Brown recalled.

James H.H. Brown joined the Confederate army at the beginning of the Civil War and fought in 19 major battles, including Manassas, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Campbell Station and Fort Sanders.

"He made it to the end at Appomattox with the surrender of Lee and then he walked back home," James Brown said. "He was wounded twice and, back then with the medical situation, he could've had a leg lopped off and bled to death."

James Brown said his father was 11 when James H.H. Brown died. He said his grandfather wasn't bitter with former Union soldiers.

"I always remember about my grandfather telling my dad he had nothing against Yankees," James Brown said. "They were good men and he was a good man. It was just something they had to do."

Brown Sr. also had a daughter by a second wife. Mr. Brown lived in Tucson, Ariz., for 19 years and was close to his daughter's family, his son said.

Mr. Brown had lung cancer two years ago and had treatment. His son said Mr. Brown's health began to deteriorate quickly in the past few weeks.

"At 100, everything starts to wear out. He went very quietly. He went in peace, comfortable without pain," his son said. "He had a ton of friends who came down to see him the last couple days. He was a popular man, a real country gentleman. He enjoyed people and they enjoyed him."

A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at Tellico Village Community Church. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Preservation News January 2012

Preservation News - January 2012

Save Mill Springs & Perryville

The Civil War Trust has announced two separate preservation campaigns targeting key battlefield parcels at two of Kentucky's most important battlefields. Our new Perryville campaign includes some of the bloodiest land on the battlefield. Our new Mill Springs campaign will help save land at the very center of this historic battlefield where the Union army earned its first major battlefield victory.

From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo
January 2012
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
2011 proved to be a remarkable year for the Civil War Trust. With your help, we saved 2,042 acres of endangered battlefield land spanning 39 different transactions at 25 different battlefields in 12 different states! With all of these important campaigns, our total saved acreage now tops 32,000.
Despite all of our many 2011 successes, we are determined not to rest on our laurels. Already, in the first month of 2012, we have announced two battlefield preservation campaigns in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. And I can tell you that these tracts at Perryville and Mill Springs are the real deal -- land that Northerners and Southerners fought over to determine the course of the Civil War. I do hope that you will continue to help us reach new heights in saving our American Civil War battlefields, starting with these two new transactions.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President

'Literally Covered with the Dead and Dying'

Literally Covered... Learn more about the remarkable and bloody history of the tract of land that we are now working to save at the Perryville Battlefield.

Cedar Creek Campaign Kick-Off

Cedar Creek News Event On February 9, join Jim Lighthizer, Kathleen Kilpatrick, and Dr. Gary Gallagher at Belle Grove Plantation to kick-off a $1.3 million fundraising campaign to save 77 acres at Cedar Creek.

New Battle of Perryville Page

New Perryville Hub Check out our new and expanded Battle of Perryville page. Maps, photos, history articles, facts, recommended books, and travel resources are all at your fingertips.

10 Facts about the Battle of Mill Springs

Mill Springs History Expand your knowledge of the Battle of Mill Springs -- the Union army's first battlefield victory of the American Civil War.

A Civil War New Year's Resolution

2012 Resolution With the second year of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial in full swing, why not make a commitment to expand your knowledge of the war? Check out our list of battles, topics, and recommended books.

Video: Ball's Bluff with Roger Mudd

Ball's Bluff video Check out this new video from our friends at the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority. This new Battle of Ball's Bluff video features Civil War Trust Color Bearer Roger Mudd.

Battle of Perryville Quiz

Perryville Quiz 2 Who commanded the Union forces at Perryville? This and many other questions will test your knowledge of the Battle of Perryville.

150th: Battle of Roanoke Island

Battle of Roanoke Island February 7-8, 2012 will be the 150th anniversary of the Union army's amphibious landings on Roanoke Island. Learn more about Ambrose Burnside's victory in the Outer Banks.

January Civil War Battles

January battles Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred this month. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Missouri Division - Lee/Jackson Dinner

Gentlemen of the Missouri Division,

What a wonderful evening was had last night at our annual Lee/Jackson Dinner. A great time of Confederate fellowship and comraderie to be sure. Our speaker was enlightening and attendance was good, despite the fact that we are in the middle of January. Special thanks to Larry Yeatman and Dale Wiseman for their tireless efforts. I would like to simply take this opportunity to express what I see as a genuine feeling of togetherness growing within the Missouri Division. And, if given the opportunity to serve as your next Division Commander, I truly believe that we are already beginning to get into place, more pieces and more people that will continue to move this Division in a forward direction, all the while defending the honor and memory of our Confederate ancestors which we so dearly cherish.

For those of you who were in attendance last night, I truly enjoyed seeing you all again. For those of you who could not make it, please be making plans to attend the 2012 Missouri Division Reunion, to be held in late March, again at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Col. Coffee Camp is working very hard to put on a great Reunion, and the evidence is clear, gathering together periodically to share in our common Confederate heritage is truly good for the soul.

Please forward this message to any members of your camp you would like, and please encourage them to make plans for future events.

Confederate Regards,

Darrell Maples