Saturday, June 25, 2016

The SCV Charge

   Sons of Confederate Veterans
Compatriots and friends,
Below is the correct Charge given to the USCV in 1906 and it can also be found in our Constitution on pages 3 and 4.
Over the years, there have been many variations and add-ons; however, this is the Official Charge and it "highly encouraged" that it should be the one used. How can we as an organization who defends the truth and fights revisionism but then in turn use a version of The Charge that is not true or historical accurate be taken seriously? Be sure your Division and its members use the correct Charge.
 Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit 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 which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.

Deo Vindice!

Charles Kelly Barrow
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sons of Confederate Veterans, PO Box 59, Columbia, TN 38402

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fw: J, will you support our teachers?

Civil War Trust
Dear J,
For many of us, our first introduction to the Civil War came through a teacher. A good teacher can turn dry facts into an engaging experience that stirs their students' imaginations. They not only teach the key lessons of our history, they inspire kids to care about our past and our hallowed ground.
Unfortunately, with shrinking school budgets and increasingly strict education standards, teachers are being asked to do more and more with less and less. As a result, our teachers have less time and fewer resources to devote to teaching the Civil War.
To reverse this trend, the Civil War Trust established our National Teacher Institute, a free professional development experience that provides K-12 educators with all the tools they need to teach the Civil War in creative and engaging ways. Now in its 20th year, our Teacher Institute has become the world's best Civil War professional development conference. Attendees walk Civil War battlefields with noted historians, get behind-the-scenes tours of museums, and—most importantly—connect with fellow educators to share strategies for tackling the unique challenges teachers face.
Less than a month from now, nearly 200 teachers are signed up to join us for the 2016 National Teacher Institute in Richmond, Virginia. This promises to be an excellent event! But, with just nineteen days before the event kicks off—giving teachers from around the U.S. this enriching experience—we have learned that a source of funding will not come through this year. We need $20,000 to cover the remaining cost of this year's institute.
Will you help provide this experience for educators and, in turn, inspire and excite the next generation of Americans about their history?
By sending teachers to Richmond, you are allowing them to receive crucial education sources like lesson plans and multimedia materials—things they can take back to the classroom for the upcoming school year. You are giving our nation's educators the opportunity to learn from Civil War experts, including Bud Robertson and Kevin Levin. You are giving teachers FREE continuing education units and certifications through Virginia Tech. And you are giving teachers an amazing experience that will get them prepared and refreshed for the upcoming year!
School is out for summer, but teachers are just beginning their most important lesson planning. Let's ensure that our students are receiving the best possible Civil War education. Please help support our Teacher Institute so educators across the country can inspire the next generation and instill a passion for history.
'Til the Battle is Won
Jim Lighthizer
P.S. You can help inspire students across America. Please support our Teacher Institute and help us raise $20,000 today.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

The last year has been the worst for our Southern heritage since the end of Reconstruction.

--- Forwarded message ---
From: Christopher M. Sullivan <>
Date: June 9, 2016 4:34:48 AM
Subject: Our So. Car. ally needs our help

The time for action is now.

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It's safe to say that the last year has been the worst for our Southern heritage since the end of Reconstruction.
Beginning here in South Carolina with the removal of the Confederate Battleflag from beside the Confederate Soldiers' Monument on the Statehouse grounds, we have seen an endless string of attacks on our flags, monuments, and even the very graves of our noble Confederate ancestors.
Last July, when the powerful forces of political correctness were bearing down on the Palmetto State, our legislators, many of whom had previously pretended to be an ally, cowered under the heat of the national media spotlight.
When the actual vote came down in the State Senate, only three Senators voted right, but only one Senator took the floor to unashamedly defend our heritage and make the case to keep it flying: that Senator was SCV Compatriot Lee Bright.
Sen. Bright made a forceful and courageous stand, not only on the floor of the Senate, but he braved numerous interviews with the national media, all while being excoriated and threatened for refusing to toe the party line.
I hope you haven't forgotten about the courageous stand Sen. Bright took because, I can tell you, our enemies haven't.
At the time of the vote last year, they vowed to defeat Sen. Bright in his re-election. They want to be rid of him, and they are spending tens of thousands of dollars on radio and television attacking Sen. Bright for his conservative stands on everything from government spending to his fight to prevent President Obama from forcing us to open the ladies bathroom to men who "identify" as women.
Because of that, Sen Bright is in a tough re-election bid. These liberal groups want to put his head on a pike, because if they can defeat him, they can intimidate anybody else who dares to stand up to them.
And don't think the fight is over. Just last week, Governor Nikki Haley announced she now wants to get rid of the historic Confederate Battleflag displayed in the Chapel at The Citadel.
I hope I don't need to convince you that we need to become much more aggressive in fighting back against these repeated insults to our ancestors' sacred memory.
The first step is to join ranks with Sen. Bright.
The election is just a few days away: June 14. Please take a moment, right now, and make a contribution to Sen. Bright's re-election campaign.
Sen. Bright has some great television and radio commercials but right now we're being overwhelmed by the opposition.
Sen. Bright stood up for us last year, now is our chance to stand up for him. Now is our chance to regroup and begin returning fire.
In addition to making a contribution, you can also volunteer to help the campaign by sending an email to Using an internet-based system you can make calls from anywhere.
As Robert Burns so eloquently put it:
Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty's in every blow!—
         Let us do or die!

Thank you.

Christopher M. Sullivan
(864) 660-9188

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Fwd: Save Five Virginia Battlefields!

Civil War Trust
5 Battlefields
Dear J,
Today, we are pleased to announce a new opportunity to save 313 acres at five Virginia battlefields. These battlefields—Williamsburg, Gaines' Mill, Ream's Station, White Oak Road, and Sailor's Creek—represent a significant cross-section of Virginia's rich Civil War history from the early campaigns around Richmond to Lee's retreat to Appomattox Court House. Saving this hallowed ground is exactly why the Civil War Trust exists.
As a lover of history, you probably know that Virginia was the most fought-over state of the Civil War. The war's first major battle—Bull Run (Manassas)—took place in the Old Dominion. Richmond, Virginia was also the capital of the Confederacy, and thus was the focal point of numerous campaigns. And, of course, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House has long been viewed—both then and now—as the symbolic end of the Civil War. Simply put, Virginia was at the center of the conflict. Throughout the war, the nation's attention was riveted on the Old Dominion.
It should be no surprise that—thanks to members like you—we have already saved more than 22,000 acres of battlefield land in Virginia. That's far more land than in any other state. But when you consider just how much American history occurred in the Old Dominion, it's easy to understand why we—and you—have done so much work there.
This effort—which features an incredible $10.80-to-$1 match—will save nearly $1 million worth of hallowed ground for just $91,000. These are battlefields that you and I have already worked to preserve, where a combined 34,500 Americans became casualties in our nation's defining conflict. In each case, we will be building on previous successes and bringing these battlefields one step closer to completion and honoring the memory of those who fought there.

'Til the Battle is Won,
Jim Lighthizer
Bitter End

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hughes Camp June Meeting is this Thursday Night -- JUNE 9TH

We did not send a newsletter out this month because we decided to take a
break. We did not send a postcard out either. We are having a meeting
this Thursday night at Ernies and Cross Lounge in Sugar Creek. Our guest
speaker will be Paul Petersen. I do not know what he will give his
presentation about but you know it will be good as always. I will have
camp merchandise there as usual. See you Thursday night at the meeting.

Jason Coffman

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Little Mary Phagan Day Proclamation in Georgia

Sons of Confederate Veterans
May 29, 2015      


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(ATLANTA - May 29, 2015)    Perhaps the most well-known and most horrific murder in the history of Georgia occurred on April 26, 1913 when little Mary Phagan was brutally raped and murdered while going to collect her wages of $1.20 before attending the parade for the aging Georgia veterans on Confederate Memorial Day.    

The following proclamation establishing "Little Mary Phagan Day" was announced in 2013 as an annual remembrance: 

A Proclamation

Little Mary Phagan Day


Little Mary Phagan was born to Frances Elizabeth L. "Fannie" Phagan Benton Coleman and William Joshua Phagan in Florence, Alabama, on the 1st day of June, in the year of our Lord 1899; and


After the death of William Joshua Phagan, the family moved to Marietta, Georgia; and


Fannie Phagan married John W. Coleman in 1912, moving into the downtown Atlanta community of "Cabbagetown" where Little Mary Phagan began employment at the National Pencil Factory in the Spring of 1912; and


On April 26, 1913, Little Mary Phagan was on her way to celebrate Confederate Memorial Day by attending the parade of those aging Confederate veterans; and


Little Mary Phagan never made the parade, as she was beaten, raped, and brutally murdered, body thrown down an elevator shaft at the age of thirteen years old; and


The United Confederate Veterans and the Masons raised money to bury her at Marietta City Cemetery. She lies in the Southeast corner where Cemetery Street and West Atlanta Street intersect, adjacent to the Confederate Cemetery; and


Our Confederate heroes regarded her death as such importance to have buried her with Confederate veterans watching over her from her right, and Masons to her left; and


The Sons of those men in grey shall forget her not; now


I, Jack Bridwell, Commander,
Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
do hereby
Proclaim June 1st, 2013, and each June 1st hereafter, as Little Mary Phagan Day.


For more information about the Sons of Confederate Veterans or any of this year's planned events to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the War, contact the Georgia SCV at 404-456-3393 or online at    



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