Thursday, May 31, 2012

Virginia Flaggers Update - Memorial Day 2012

Virginia Flaggers Update - Memorial Day 2012
Memorial Day, 2012 found the Va Flaggers crisscrossing the Commonwealth.  Virginia Flaggers in Fredericksburg, Dinwiddie, Richmond, Powhatan, and Petersburg forwarded the colors and made sure our Confederate dead were honored and remembered.
Fredericksburg: National Park Service Memorial Day Procession - Susan Hathaway
Monday morning, May 28th, the Virginia Flaggers headed North on Interstate 95 to join the newly formed Fredericksburg flaggers for their first official flagging event.  It was a hot day, with temperatures approaching 90 degrees by 11:00 a.m.
When we arrived in Fredericksburg, we met Flagger Mike Virts, who explained that the route for the remembrance walk had changed.  Instead of taking the main street through town, the procession would travel along a side street.  Karen, Tripp, and I had parked at the end of the route, so we decided to walk the along the original main route, to get to the step off point.  Three flaggers from Fredericksburg positioned themselves with flags at the end of the route.  The reaction from passers- by as we walked was 100% positive, with many honks, waves, and thumbs up.  Several pedestrians asked why we were there and we told them about the procession and invited them to attend.
When we got to the parade step off point, we were surprised that there were very few participants gathered.  The "official" members of the procession were made up of about ½ dozen USCT members and ½ dozen Union and civilian re-enactors.  We waited on the corner across from the church where they had gathered and were greeted warmly by all the participants and interviewed by the press.  When the parade stepped off, we fell in behind the civilians who had joined the walk.
During the procession, we chatted with other participants, and again, met with no resistance from anyone in the group walking, or any of those gathered to watch.  A trolley full of tourists clapped and waved as we walked by, and shouts of "keep it flying" were heard.
At the end of the route, we shouted for the Fredericksburg flaggers to "fall in" with us, and Al Bruner did just that, finishing up at the Fredericksburg National Battlefield Visitor's Center.   There were an abundance of National Park Service Rangers on hand, and we learned that they had heard we were coming and wanted to make sure there would be no "trouble".  We assured them that we were there to honor our Confederate dead on Memorial Day, not to cause trouble, and if they were looking for any, they were sorely disappointed.
After the walk, we met with the Fredericksburg flaggers, exchanged information and literature, and we passed out our Flagger flyers to those from the procession who remained at the Visitor's Center.  Having commitments in Richmond later that day, we could not stay for the noon service scheduled on the grounds.
The Va Flaggers accomplished what we set out to do, and MUCH more!  We brought a Confederate presence to a Memorial Day Service in Fredericksburg, Virginia…forwarded the flag for many to see and appreciate…and made sure our Confederate dead were honored and memorialized on a sacred day of remembrance. 
RICHMOND:  Confederate War Memorial, Pelham Chapel - Billy Bearden
As Confederate Flagger forces were needed in numerous places throughout the day, A contingent under GENERAL Susan LEE Hathaway traveled to reinforce troops in Fredericksburg, while another manned defenses around the Chapel under GENERAL GRAYson GHOST Jennings.
When they arrived, GRAYson GHOST found that while they were allowing re-enactors to carry the flags directly into the Chapel, they were NOT allowing anyone to stand outside the Chapel, or on the sidewalk in front of the Chapel with a Confederate flag.
Joined by troopers David Rice and Jim Perkins, GENERAL GRAY GHOST had a more difficult enemy, the doughnut munching roly poly rent a cop who was protecting the grounds of a Confederate Memorial from Confederate Battle flags....makes a lot of sense doesn't it? Only if you are the Director of the VMFA!  ;)
Va Flaggers attended Confederate Memorial services across the Old Dominion, including Petersburg, Dinwiddie, and Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery in Powhatan, where the Va Flaggers were invited to place a wreath at the monument to our Confederate dead...
It was a beautiful ceremony, and an honor and privilege to participate in this moving tribute. LEST WE FORGET!
THURSDAY, May 31st:  We will be flagging the VMFA on Thursday from 3-Dusk, and are anticipating a VERY SPECIAL GUEST and hot Carolina BBQ on the Boulevard.  Make plans to be there and then attend the J.E.B. Stuart Camp #1343 monthly meeting at the Grapevine Restaurant, Three Chopt and Church Rd., where SCV Commander In Chief Michael Givens will be speaking. 
SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd:   Confederate President Jeff Davis' 204th birthday anniversary at 9:00 a.m., Hollywood Cemetery. Guest speaker Michael Givens. Ceremonial flags, with certificate, available for donation. Free programs and souvenir ribbons available. Free and open to the public.  There will be an SCV National Medal Of Honor bestowal on Pvt. Lawrence Berry, 3rd Company, Washington Artillery, Louisianna, in conjunction with the Jeff Davis service. CIC Michael Givens will present the award to a representative of the Petersburg Siege Museum, who will place the award on permanent display at the museum. Pvt. Berry is known as the 'Hero Of Fort Gregg', for his action on April 2, 1865, which allowed General Robert E. Lee to withdraw his Confederate forces in an orderly manner from the Petersburg battlefield. Click here to view a color image of Pvt. Berry or click here to view a short article about Pvt. Berry. The research for this project was done by past 1st Lt. Commander, Virginia Division, Mike Thomas, and also John Henry Taylor, of the Robert E. Lee Camp in Midlothian (AND VA FLAGGERS!). Both compatriots will be participating in the presentation.
Immediately following the Memorial Service to honor the birthday of President Jefferson Davis at Hollywood Cemetery, the Va Flaggers will head over to the VMFA to stand with our flags in honor and memory of Jefferson Davis, and in  protest of the removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate War Memorial/Pelham Chapel. We are asking all Confederates to come as you are and join us on the sidewalk. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds of the VMFA and flag until 5:00. No experience necessary! Va Flaggers will be there, ready and willing to help you learn the ropes! Just bring a flag, a smile, and a heart for honoring your ancestors.
RETURN the flags! RESTORE the honor!
June 9th: 147th Consecutive Annual..."9th of June" Ceremony at Blandford Church Confederate Memorial Shrine, Petersburg, Virginia.  Blandford Cemetery, Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia.  Time is 5:00 PM. Free.
June 30:  Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery Pilgrimage.  
July 22:  1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Stonewall Confederate Cemetery (located within Mount Hebron Cemetery) in Winchester, Virginia.  Texas Division Children of the Confederacy will dedicate a 10 1/2 ft.,"150 Years of Remembrance" Memorial Monument honoring six (6) Texas Confederate soldiers. The top of the monument will feature a 12 inch stainless steel star which is being made in Austin, TX. The star will be shipped to Virginia to be placed on top of the monument which will serve as a perpetual memorial to the men who served from the Lone Star State.   The monument is the President's Project of Miss Kassidi Woodlock, President, 2011-2012, The Texas Division Children of the Confederacy.
September 15:   9th Annual Richard "Dick" Poplar Day at 11:30 a.m.  Memorial Hill, Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
Look for more details on these and many other Confederate events planned in the coming months! 
More info. can also be found on our public FaceBook page, "Confederate Flaggers:  Stand, Fight, and Never Back Down".
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Recent Missouri Camp Meetings


I just wanted to give a brief report regarding what I feel to be a new spirit of cooperation within the Missouri Division.  I've had the opportunity over the past several weeks to attend several camp meetings of the camps in our MO Division.... still have a few more to make, but will do that as time permits.  Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the James H. McBride Camp meeting at Springfield, had a great time meeting with the camp members, etc., and I was also thrilled to see Western Brigade Commander B.J. Montgomery in attendance as well.  This just made my evening.  This is the spirit of cooperation and communication that I am hoping to see continue with the Division.  Commander Montgomery took it upon himself to make a visit to a camp in his Brigade, to get to know the membership and be of assistance where he could.  We must do more of this, we are all in this together, and we all have the same Confederate blood that makes us who we are.  My sincere gratitude and appreciation is in order to Commander Montgomery and to the McBride Camp as well.  While there, McBride Camp Commander Mark Harris volunteered to be the Western Brigade representative on our Heritage Defence Committee, and for that we are all grateful as well.  Conversation was also had regarding a Western Brigade "get-together" later this year, which will again strengthen the bonds of Confederate brotherhood between camps and members.

My sincere thanks to all the camps I have visited since our Reunion this past March, and I look forward to spending time with those still on the list to visit.  Please feel free to share this message with your respective memberships.

Confederate Regards,

Darrell L. Maples - Commander
Missouri Division - SCV

Monday, May 21, 2012

SCV Telegraph- Upcoming Leadership Workshop

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SCV National Leadership Workshop
As we process through the challenging years of the Sesquicentennial, leadership training has become even more important to the defense of our Southern heritage. In an effort to insure that our members better understand the challenges of leadership roles and to aid our leaders in acquiring the knowledge to better perform their duties, the SCV has scheduled a Summer National Leadership Workshop.
This year's event will be held August 25, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Express, 1855 Aeroplaza Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. It will be hosted by the Colorado Division. A tentative schedule for the day is posted below along with registration and lodging information.
Please note that this event will include relevant presentations and individual workshops for more specialized training for Commanders and Adjutants; however, ALL members are invited to attend!
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome & SCV Protocol Div. Cmdr. Patrick Gerity
8:15 - 8:30 Introductions & Overview Lt. CIC Charles Kelly Barrow
8:30 - 9:15 Commanders & Command CIC R. Michael Givens
9:15 - 9:30 BREAK
9:30 - 10:15 Adjutants & Administration AIC
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 Recruiting & Retention Lt. CIC Charles Kelly Barrow
11:15 - 12:30 DINNER
12:45 - 1:30 Heritage Defense Chief of Heritage Defense
1:30 - 1:45 BREAK
1:45 - 2:30 Commander's & Adjutant's Workshops CIC, Lt. CIC & AIC
2:30 - 2:45 Concluding Remarks & Discussion Lt. CIC Charles Kelly Barrow
Registration is $10 each and will be handled through our General Headquarters at Elm Springs. You may mail a reservation with a check or call 1 (800) 380-1896 ext 209 (Cindy) or email with credit card information (MC, VISA or AMEX)
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saving More at Chancellorsville

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Save Chancellorsville
In 2009, the Civil War Trust worked to save 85 prime acres of the Chancellorsville Battlefield — land associated with Stonewall Jackson's famed Flank Attack on May 2, 1863.
Now we have a brand new opportunity to save an additional 14 acres of this threatened battlefield. This new tract not only sits squarely in the middle of Jackson's attack route, but it also contains significant road frontages on the Orange Plank Road and Orange Turnpike (Route 3).
Working with our preservation partners, the Civil War Trust must raise $95,000 to help save this historic property. I hope you agree with us that this is "must have" battlefield land within the heart of one of America's most historic and endangered Civil War battlefields.
Join us as we work to save this 14-acre tract at Chancellorsville: Donate Today »
Thanks to our partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, American Battlefield Protection Program, and the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust, every dollar donated will be matched $5 to $1.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

SCV Telegraph- Links toAmendments

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Proposed Constitutional and Standing Order Amendments

Below are the addresses for the proposed Constitutional and Standing Order Amendments to be consdered at the Murfreesboro Reunion. They can also be found on the scroll on the home page of

Chuck Rand

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SCV Telegraph- Amendments

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The following letter was mailed to each Camp Commander in the Confederation regarding proposed Amendments to the Standing Orders of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Please review and share with your Camp members.

You can also find a link to the credentials forms for the Reunion at the following link.

May 10, 2012

Dear Compatriot,

The annual Reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will soon be upon us, and I and the other members of the General Executive Council hope we will see you and members of your Camp there. This year we are meeting in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, July 11-14 and it promises to be a memorable Reunion.

Attached you will find two proposed amendments for the Standing Orders of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. These are being provided to your Camp per the requirements of Article 16 of the Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans which requires that any proposed amendments to the Constitution or the Standing Orders be "sent to each Camp in good standing at least thirty (30) days and not more than ninety (90) days in advance to the address on record at General Headquarters". Please share these amendments when the camp next meets so your camp can be prepared to vote on these amendments at Murfreesboro.

These proposed amendments to the Standing Orders, and the previously published amendments for the Constitution, can also be found on the scroll on the front page of, on the SCV Blog and have also been distributed via the Telegraph.

Deo Vindice!

Charles Rand
Adjutant In Chief



This amendment would add a section to Article 3 of the Standing Orders. This amendment is proposed by the General Executive Council. The new proposed section is:

3.6: Each Camp of the Confederation shall establish and maintain an official Camp email address with the General Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. This email address may be used by General Headquarters, if directed by the General Executive Council, for sending the Camps official correspondence and notices.

Reasoning: If each Camp has an email address it will enable the Sons of Confederate Veterans to more easily communicate information to the Camps in a timely matter. While we currently have electronic distribution of information on the Telegraph, only a limited number of members (approximately 25%) are subscribed to this service. This amendment will allow for official distribution of required notices directly to the Camps by use of their unique email address. It is intended that email distribution of notices to the Camps will be purposefully limited to items such as official notices and information and important Heritage Defense information so as to keep the number of notices distributed to a low level. Given the advances in technology and communication it is imperative the Sons of Confederate Veterans adopt modern methods of communication in order to be effective in fulfilling our mission in the 21st Century.


This amendment will replace the existing language of section 9.5 in its entirety with new language. This amendment is proposed by the National Disciplinary Committee.

The following is the existing language of section 9.5 of the Standing Orders:

9.5 No legal action against or on behalf of the general organization Sons of Confederate Veterans, its officers and/or members shall be undertaken or entered into by any member or group of members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in which that member or group of members proposes to act as (a) representative(s) or agent(s) of the Sons of Confederate Veterans without prior approval of the General Executive Council. If a proposed legal action is presented to the General Executive Council for approval, the petition shall be distributed in writing to all members of the Council prior to the filing of the same. The petition shall state the name(s) and address(es) of the party (parties) against whom the petition is proposed to be filed. The affirmative vote of the members of the Council shall be necessary for Council approval of such legal action. If any legal action is filed without the approval of the Council, the member(s) filing such action shall be subject to expulsion from the Sons of Confederate Veterans in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Standing Orders which relate to expulsion of members.

Below is the proposed language which would replace the existing section 9.5 in its entirety:

9.5 No member, group of members, camp, division or any other subdivision of the Sons of Confederate Veterans may initiate any civil litigation wherein they act, or attempt to act, with standing and name (directly or indirectly) any member (in their capacity as member or officer of the Sons of Confederate Veterans), any subdivision or the Sons of Confederate Veterans as a whole as defendant or plaintiff without the prior express consent of the General Executive Council (GEC). The same shall apply to naming any member (in his capacity as a member of officer of the Sons of Confederate Veterans), subdivision or the Sons of Confederate Veterans as a whole as a third party in an already initiated civil litigation.

Petition for said approval shall be distributed in writing to all members of the GEC, stating the name(s) and address(es) of all parties in the proposed litigation, and a brief description of the nature and necessity of the proposed litigation. All reasonable administrative remedies (petitions, motions, hearings etc. before camp/division executive councils, division conventions, etc.) available shall be attempted by petitioner(s) prior to submitting such petition to the GEC, or the GEC may refuse consideration of the petition. A majority vote of the GEC shall be required for approval of the petition.

The GEC shall not delay consideration (other than for failure to attempt all available administrative remedies) on the petition to the point it would jeopardize the proposed litigation (such as past filing deadlines), and no later than the next regular meeting of the GEC. Failure to abide by this section is a serious offense and subject to discipline, including expulsion, in accordance with the Constitution and Standing Orders.

Reasoning: This section of the Standing Orders results in more disciplinary cases (and more acrimonious ones) than any other section. Because of its nature (a prohibition on civil lawsuits) this section is subject to more technical attacks and arguments by those accused of violating it, and misunderstandings by many members beyond those accused, than any other section. As a result, the Disciplinary Committee has attempted to both strengthen and clarify the language.

For example, accused members have attempted to claim the "general" organization is only the national organization, and that their suit wasn't "against or on behalf" of the organization because they were suing a single officer. This invokes the legal concept (theory) of "standing" without using the word, so the language here has been changed to reflect in more precise legal language what exactly is being prohibited.

Further, in the old language "no legal action" could be interpreted broadly. For example if a camp filing a police report when something is stolen considered a "legal action", or is someone who is arrested for displaying a Battle Flag at a convention hotel and offers a legal defense in the case taking "legal action"? So again, the more precise "initiate any civil litigation" is used in the proposed wording.

The proposed language also emphasizes the common legal requirement of "exhausting administrative remedies". This means that a member or group of members do not go straight from a disagreement to a lawsuit, but they must attempt all other remedies, such as making a motion at their division convention. Courts routinely dismiss cases which have not attempted all administrative remedies.

Finally, language preventing the GEC from withholding consideration on a petition is added as a safeguard. Finding language which contemplates all possible circumstances which might invoke section 9.5 is difficult, but the Disciplinary Committee feels these revisions help in many circumstances.

Officers and members need to keep in mind that both the existing and proposed language is broad, and would include lawsuits initiated by camps or divisions in circumstances such as suits over car tags, etc. If a camp or division is going to initiate a suit, the procedures in 9.5 must be observed.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

H.K. EDGERTON Response to Texas Legislators

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May 9, 2012

Senator Rodney Ellis
Senator Royce West
Rep. Alma Allen
Rep. Garnet Coleman
Rep. Yvonne Davis
Rep. Eric Johnson
Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon
Rep. Borris Miles
Rep. Ron Reynolds
Rep. Senfronia Thompson
Rep. Sylvester Turner
Rep. Marc Veasey

Re: Your May 8, 2012 letter to the Texas Historical Commission

Dear Senators & Representatives:

The press has provided me a copy of your scandalously ignorant and bigoted letter of May 8, 2012, wherein you oppose the application for a historical marker applied for by the Texas Division Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The marker was (and hopefully is) to tell the significant historical story of how ALL the major state office buildings came into being. A man larger than the tawdry political hacks we see in abundance today, a pioneer dedicated to the rights of ALL Texans, Governor Bill Daniel stumped the state in the early 1950's advocating for a constitutional amendment to move the leftover funds from the Confederate Pension Fund and convert it into a State Building Fund.  The amendment provided that the first building built, the Texas Supreme Court Building, was to be dedicated to Texans who served  the Confederacy. The word was simply "Texans," not "white Texans," in order to honor all who served in whatever capacity. This is borne out in the archival records underpinning the historical research used in the application.

The measure was passed overwhelmingly and the buildings were built. The State has had the benefit of Gov. Bill's vision for over 50 years.  Now Texas Solons – how do you tell that story without mentioning the "C" word? 
Whether y'all like it or not, the Texas Supreme Court Building is still constitutionally dedicated to Texans who served the Confederacy, and one may argue the point, but I contend it is the largest Confederate Memorial in the world.

Governor Bill, who was my friend, always told me that he wanted an historical marker to tell the story of where ALL the major state office buildings came from, and in so telling it might mute any protests as to the dedication of the Supreme Court Building. Governor Bill died a few years ago, so never was able to finish his vision of an historical marker for the Supreme Court Building.

So this application was for a marker to tell the people of Texas an important story – Tell me oh noble, wise and fair legislators, how is this "glorifying the Confederacy?" How is this "rewriting history?' How is this "maintaining the institution of African slavery?" Did your staffs' and aides' bother to read the application before ghost-writing your knee-jerk letter to the Texas Historical Commission?

Your Romper Room oversimplification of the causes of the war aside, the People of Texas, fighting to defend themselves from an illegal federal invasion was all the justification needed. The causes of the war have nothing to do with the SCV's application, but I didn't think your collective display of such breath-taking arrogance combined with historical ignorance and misinterpretation should go unchallenged.

I have been an NAACP Chapter President and I have carried a Confederate Flag 1600 miles walking to Texas from North Carolina (10th anniversary coming up in October) and I have advocated on behalf of the Confederate community and educated people of the substantial contributions of Black Southerners (slave and free) to the Confederacy. In a civil rights career spanning over 40 years, one thing I have learned is that prejudice and bigotry affects every race, class, gender and age. I note that not all the Black legislative caucus signed your smear letter, so maybe there is hope for reason to prevail.

If truth and fairness mean anything to you, your letter should be withdrawn and so a free, OPEN and fair debate on this application begin. Kirk D. Lyons and I throw down the gauntlet of open debate.

Most Sincerely,


H. K. Edgerton

PS Senator Ellis owes the honorable Attorney Kirk D. Lyons an apology for the shameful way he tried to defame and insult him and his family (his wife and my nieces and nephews) to the press. As his friend and brother I can say, if Kirk D. is a "white supremacist" (trademarked by SPLC Inc.), then so is every attorney who lives up to his oath to defend the unpopular, the poor and the despised.

In a spirit of good-will, I am sending Senator Ellis a copy of my brother's documentary book of my March Across Dixie. Maybe seeing what real black people think about the Christian Cross of St. Andrew may change his mind.

CC: Sheri Krause
Members of the Texas Historical Commission
Facilities Exec: Terry Kreel

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Let's Save Mount Defiance

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Save Mount Defiance
Even well-read Civil War buffs may have only a vague notion of the 1863 battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. But did you know that the 1,500 combined casualties incurred at these three interconnected battles are more than what was suffered at the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War?
Now we have the chance to save 5 key acres associated with the beginning of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. This Mount Defiance tract, part of the Middleburg Battlefield, will preserve the key position where troopers from Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania fought Stuart's forces from North Carolina and Virginia on June 19, 1863.
Join us as we work to save Mount Defiance at the Middleburg Battlefield: Donate Today »
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Jim Lighthizer
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MO Division SCV Executive Councile Meeting

Missouri Division Sons of Confederate Veterans

Executive Council Meeting
May 5, 2012

            Started around 9:00a.m. at the Truman Hotel in Jefferson City, Mo. Darrell Maples had welcomed everyone to the Meeting. Pledge of Allegiance to United States Flag by Keith daleen and Salute to the Confederate Flag by Paul Lawrence

            Those present at the meeting were: Paul Lawrence~ Shelby Camp Commander/Mo. Div. Adjutant, Darrell Maples~ Div. Commander, Keith Daleen~ Cheif-of-Staff, B.J. Montgomery~  Western Brigade Commander, Randall Little~Porter Camp Commander Jason Coffman~ Hughes Camp Commander, Duane Mayer~ Utz Camp Commander, Billy Ed Bowden~ Eastern Brigade Commander, Don Bowman~ Central Brigade Commander, Noel A. Crowson~ Gates Camp Commander, Neil Block~ Anderson Commander/Div. Historian, Jared Lawler ~ Coffee Camp Commander, Stan Myers~ Parsons Camp Commander and Larry Smith~ Mo. Div. Lt. Commander.

            Adjutant’s Report: Life Membership ~ $1114.50, O'Connor Fund ~ $920.41, Heritage Defense fund ~ $2605.23, Dues Account ~ $7492.04 & Main Checking ~ $7071.16.  Sent a Check to Randy Etheridge at the O'Neil Marble Works for the bench amount of $450.00. Sent a check to Kelly’s engraving amount of $25.00 and to Gary Ayres for the Newsletter amount of $392.00. Dues collected on 4-28-2012 David Cowell, Homer Ellis and Perry Ellis.

Chief-of-Staff Report:  Keith Daleen presented each Camp Commander with a copy of the updated Missouri Division Constitution & Bylaws.

            Division fund raiser will be a Missouri Division Confederate Flag Polo Shirt. See Camp Commander for ordering. Camp Commander or Adjutants need to send order form to Darrell Maples by July 4, 2012. Make Check to Missouri Division - SCV.

            Missouri Division Reunion for 2013 will be March 23 & 24 so, put on your calendars ASAP 1st Lt. Commander - Larry Smith will have the details on the agenda for the event. We are looking for Sponsors for a event this could be a camp or individual person and they will be recognized into our program that is made up for the Convention.

            Missouri Division Awards  The Brigade Commanders to Establish Nomination Criteria for: Col. Joe Porter Award (Outstanding Member), Outstanding Camp, Best Newsletter and Lindsey Whiteside award ( Most new camp members). Any member of the Division can recommend any member for one of these awards all you have to do is send to your Brigade Commander.  Please send your newsletters for the camp to your brigade commander!

            Joe Porter Award Medal Proposal To be presented along with current plaque, and also provided to each past recipient of the award. * Reasoning for the medal is like that of most medals, although the current recipients receive a very nice plaque, there is no outward sign that they have been recognized by the Missouri Division for performing above and beyond the call of duty.

            Confederate Memorial Day June 2, 2012 at Higginsville, Mo. Confederate Cemetery.  Billy Ed Bowden will be standing in for Commander Darrell Maples who cannot attend due to a wedding.

            Newsletter Everyone will see a paper newsletter but please send back you post card to let the newsletter maker know how you would like to receive it.

            Website Please look at our website for up coming events and it is being change up to date. Check us out on Facebook and Division Adjutant e-mail:

            Silver Coin Project You can order any state at any time even if it has not been made yet get yours today!! Every member in Missouri that orders one the Missouri Division will receive $12.00 per coin.  Anyone can order a coin, not just members.

            Provisional Brigade Assignment for new Brig./Gen. Wingo Camp #2213 will be placed in the Eastern Brigade.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 2012 Edition of The Hughes News Newsletter

Extra!!  Extra!!  

Go to the link below to read the latest edition of The Hughes News, the monthly camp newsletter for the Brigadier General John T. Hughes Sons of Confederate Veterans #614.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri

The exhibit The Civil War in Missouri depicts the bitter infighting in a state where citizens’ loyalties were divided between the Union and the Confederacy.
May 5, 2012 - July 1, 2012
During the Civil War Missouri was a state divided, suffering from a fractured identity and caught up in a struggle of no quarter between its battling factions. That violent period of near-anarchy is examined in the traveling exhibit A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri, a joint effort of the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri History Museum.
This colorful and informative exhibit follows the “bushwhackers” and “Jayhawkers” whose bitter enmity continues to color the relations between Missourians and Kansans.
A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri is a partnership between the Missouri History Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council, with additional support provided by the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee; the Commerce Trust Company; Emerson; and Wells Fargo Advisers.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012


SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2012
Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015)
      Across the United States of America, citizens are gathering to commemorate the 150th anniversary of our country's most destructive conflict and honor the 600,000 individuals who fought brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor during our nations most bloodiest war of our existence...the Civil War.

 Contribution to the war:      Iowa's contribution towards the Civil War focused on supporting the Union Army, where they provided food and supplies to the troops. Today, Lenox remains a small rural community in southwest Iowa where multicultural families focus on: faith, family, education and tradition.

Civil War Re-enactment:      For the next five years, Lenox will be engaged in bringing to life battles, dances, celebrations and monumental moments that are part of our historical past.  We welcome all who would like to join in this memorial anniversary. A special thank you to those individuals and groups who have taken the time to teach us more about these historical moments.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

State discusses historic markers for Battle of Albany 150th | Richmond Daily News

State discusses historic markers for Battle of Albany 150th

By David Knopf/Richmond News

A new player has taken the field to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Albany, an ambush by Union forces that resulted in the death of Bloody Bill Anderson and other Confederate guerillas.
It was previously announced that Big River Ranch and Civil War reenactor Robbie Maupin would join forces with Ray County Historical Society to recreate the Battle of Albany, which took place outside of current-day Orrick.
The battle took place Oct. 27, 1864, near property now owned by Murrell Thomas. The general location and deaths of Anderson and a number of his Partisan Rangers is marked with a stone monument on Thomas's land.
Maupin and the Society plan to reenact the Albany battle, as well as stage other Civil War battle scenes to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Anderson's death. Speaking to the historical society in January, Maupin said Anderson's death was among the significant turning points of the Civil War in Missouri.
Maupin, Big River Ranch's Jake Brown, Thomas and Ray County Historical Society members met with two state officials recently to discuss the creation of a Battle of Albany historic panel, which would give an overview of the battle, and discuss the role played by Anderson and his band of Partisan Rangers, who are also referred to as "bushwhackers" and guerillas.
In addition, the group discussed placement of 150th Civil War Anniversary markers near the battle site.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hughes Camp Merchandise Amazon Store

SCV Compatriots,

You may or may not be aware that Hughes Camp recently created an Amazon Store, where you can purchase WBTS books and merchandise.  In addition to having a convenient place to locate books related to topics discussed at the monthly meetings, you can also generate cash for the camp with your purchases.  The camp earns a small commission for each item sold through our site, and even small percentages can add up to a sizable amount if we all us the Hughes Camp Amazon Store.

In addition to making purchases for SCV related materials you can also use the Amazon Store to purchase anything sold on Amazon.  So it does not matter if you are purchasing books, music or movies, you can generate income for the camp.  Just click on the "Shop Amazon" link in the categories panel on the left side and any purchase you make will be credited to Hughes Camp

Thank you for your time, and happy shopping on Amazon.

Deo Vindice,

James Bradley