Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fort Blakeley Camp #1864

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December 13, 2016

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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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LETTER: Confederate flag represents history, not racism
Daily Inter Lake
20 by Sandy Perry, Joe Grabowski and John-Ratka Skinner and all others that choose to proclaim the Confederate battle flag as a symbol of hate, violence, racism: It is not this flag, but you that present hatred, bigotry, racism, divisiveness and the ...

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The Times and Democrat

State lawmaker joins effort to remove Confederate flag at ...
The Times and Democrat
An attorney hired by Orangeburg's Edisto River Creamery restaurant owner to help settle a property rights dispute involving the Confederate battle flag believes ...

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Washington Post

Not so fast: Alexandria's Confederate symbols will stay put for now ...
Washington Post
Appomattox” statue move unlikely, lawmakers say; Jefferson Davis Highway renaming not yet underway.

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Washington Post

Don't honor our Confederate ancestors
Washington Post
Our family lived in Alexandria for nearly 40 years and we know the Confederate statue and the issues surrounding it very well. As natives of Virginia and Louisiana, we had numerous ancestors who served the Confederacy. Two who bore our last name ...

The Daily Progress

Confederate veterans group granted permit for Lexington parade
The Daily Progress
At a meeting Thursday night, the Lexington City Council granted a permit for the Stonewall Brigade Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to hold a parade on the Sunday afternoon of Jan. 15, two days after the Lee-Jackson Day state holiday on Friday.
History lives in debates over Confederates, JeffersonBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

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Mixed results with changes to Alexandria Confederate landmarks
But council efforts to have a confederate soldier statue moved from the intersection of Prince and Washington streets have failed. The council on Tuesday was informed by local members of Virginia's General Assembly that they would not request a waiver ...

New York Times

As Trump Rises, So Do Some Hands Waving Confederate Battle Flags
New York Times
A Confederate battle flag with an image of Donald J. Trump on it was displayed by supporters of his at a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Fla., on Nov. 3.
Return Day no place for so many Confederate flags | Cape

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New Orleans asks federal court for warning before Confederate monuments decision
The court is weighing whether to allow the city to take down three Confederate monuments as a lawsuit over their removal is being litigated. A U.S. District Court judge has already ruled that city officials can remove statues of Confederate Gen. Robert ...

Letter: Confederate flag sends bad message
Journal and Courier
The Lafayette Truck Squad feels compelled to drive in a parade while flying the Confederate flag and claiming they are simply celebrating their heritage. However, the local leader of the group says he just doesn't get it when responding to complaints ...

The Courier-Journal

Messy mystery: Confederate time capsule found
The Courier-Journal
A cigar lit by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. A scarf worn by one of his former secretaries. A likeness of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Those were among the relics believed to be unearthed Monday when construction crews found a time capsule ...
Louisville Confederate Monument Update: Kentucky Statue Coming ...International Business Times
Piece of history recovered from Confederate monumentWLKY Louisville
Confederate monument near University of Louisville campus

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