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A Must Read!

Visit the link below for a review of the new and dynamic work on Lincoln by Dr. John Avery Emison.

Lincoln Uber Alles

Click on the link or cover to find out more about the book by Commander Ron Jones.

The Road to Rock Island



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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 Confederate Veterans

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 statues.

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.

Deo Vindice,

Carl Jones
Chief of Heritage Operations
Sons of Confederate Veterans

2018 Confederate Decoration Day

Knox 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.       



Stephen D. Lee Institute Symposium 2017



From 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.

SCV Camp 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 Camp 87.

Front Row:  Commander Earl Smith, Richard Hatten, Scott Hall, Sgt. Sam Forrester, G.W. Murphy.

Second Row:  Wallace Ashe, Richard Scott, Adjutant, John Hitt, Lt. Ken Stark, Qtr. Master Rod O'Barr, Lt. Kyle Steward, Sgt. Richard Park.

At the 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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