Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fort Blakeley Camp #1864

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October 10, 2017

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Foley, Al

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Fort Blakeley Camp #1864, Sons of Confederate Veterans is based in Baldwin County, Alabama. As the name implies, the SCV is made up of living descendants of the soldiers and civil servants of the Confederate States of America. If you live in the South, it's very likely that one or more of your ancestors fought in the War for Southern Independence or at the bare minimum were affected by it. We study and promote the true history of the Confederate States of America and of the men and women who sacrificed their all in a struggle for what was their constitutional right as citizens of sovereign states - freedom and independence from what even then was in their view a Federal Government out of control and for their very right to exist as a nation.

cannonSCV Charge 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. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, Apr. 15, 1906

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Sierra Magazine

Do Confederate Monuments Belong in National Parks?
Sierra Magazine
Erected in the 1930s by a group called the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Heyward Shepherd Memorial is not meant to instill awe. It's a ham-fisted attempt to sell the idea that blacks had a pretty good deal in the pre–Civil War South, and ...
Art critic: Here's an idea for what to do with the Confederate statueDallas News
Revisionist history cascades around ConfederacyKokomo Perspective
A War against the Confederate MonumentsPositive Facts

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The Denver Post

Confederate flag raised at Denver high school football game leads to injuries, principal says
The Denver Post
A Confederate flag flown during a high school football game touched off tense conflict on and off the field Friday night and three players from Manual High School were injured, the principal said in a community letter Saturday. Players from Manual also ...
Attendees dispute use of Confederate flag at Weld Central vs. Manual
DPS responds to alleged confederate flag and racial slurs at football gameThe Denver Channel
Confederate flag, racial slurs spark conflict at Weld Central v. Manual High football game, according to principalFOX31 Denver
Daily Mail
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Los Angeles Times

On Confederate symbols, slope is slippery
Grand Island Independent
The debate over the future of our nation's Confederate past has been raging for some time. And while the tactics and rhetoric of some who favor tearing down statues and renaming city streets, parks and buildings has ranged from inappropriate to ...
Why on earth do we have Confederate statues in the US Capitol?Los Angeles Times
The complex origins of Confederate monumentsNews & Observer (blog)
The Confederate Statue Controversy Isn't About Slavery, It's About Ending AmericaThe Federalist

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What does the future hold for Alabama's Confederate monuments?
Rev. Herman Henderson at the covered monument. Birmingham city workers covered the Confederate Monument in Linn Park Tuesday night on orders from Mayor William Bell. It took the workers about 45 minutes to erect the 12x16 foot plywood enclosure ...

Pennsylvania fair allows sale of Confederate flags, so activist burns hybrid flag
He hoped Friday's protest would educate and help counter "public ignorance" about what the Confederate flag stands for, a mission he said was ever more important after the violent events at a rally of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville ...
Combined Nazi-Confederate flag burned in demonstration outside Bloomsburg court
Activist gets OK to burn Nazi-Confederate flag in protest at town fairLebanon Daily News
Activist burns Nazi-Confederate flag as 'educational demonstration'Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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New York Times

Battle Over Confederate Monuments Moves to the Cemeteries - The ...
New York Times
Calls to remove cemetery monuments are raising questions. Are such monuments really on public display? Should they be treated like the ones in public ...

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The Independent Weekly

Commission moves swiftly to postpone decision on Confederate monuments
News & Observer (blog)
The state commission considering the fate of Confederate monuments on Capitol Square put off until April a decision on whether the statues should be moved to a Civil War battlefield. The NC Historical Commission voted 9-1 Friday to postpone action on ...
Panel weighs governor request to move Confederate monuments ...ABC News
NC Historical Commission Votes to Punt on Removing Confederate Monuments from CapitolThe Independent Weekly
Commission delays decision on moving Confederate statues
The Spokesman-Review -The Hill -WITN
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The Robesonian

Confederate soldier in downtown Lumberton vandalized
The Robesonian
LUMBERTON — The monument of the Confederate soldier in front of the Robeson County courthouse is the latest victim of a rash of vandalism that has broken out since the Aug. 12 clash in Richmond, Virginia, between neo-Nazis, white supremacists and ...

15 things about the lawmaker who posed with the Confederate flag
Most state lawmakers do not draw attention outside their districts, but that is increasingly not the case with N.J. Assemblyman Parker Space, R-24th District. Space recently posted to Facebook a photo of him and his wife posing in front of a ...

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Mayor's Task Force Votes to Leave Confederate Images at ...
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Images of the Confederacy in artwork at Fair Park in Dallas are on Friday's agenda for the Mayor's Task Force on Confederate Monuments.

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