Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fort Blakeley Camp #1864

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September 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

graveGrave SearchOur grave finder searches through the Sons of Confederate Veterans database, the Veteran Affairs database, and Find-a-Grave to help find information on a person all in one place. It might give you the grave location information, soldier information, gravesite pictures, or more. It can be of excellent help with ancestral research. Note: If it finds too many entries, your may not be listed and more information may be needed to narrow search. If search returns too little data, try a more broad search. Remember, some soldiers may have only been recorded with first or first and middle initials instead of names. Try it here.

Washington Times

VA to nix flying Confederate flags at cemetery flagpoles ...
Washington Times
The Veterans Affairs Department quietly moved this month to ban flying of Confederate flags from fixed flagpoles at the cemeteries it runs, striking yet another ...
Mystery Solved: Cemetery Group Removed Confederate Flags ...ABC News
Mystery solved: Georgia cemetery group removed Confederate flags from gravesChattanooga Times Free Press
Confederate flag disappearance solved, unresolvedBrunswick News
International Business Times -Florida Times-Union -Atlanta Journal Constitution
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History lesson helps fourth graders understand Confederate debate
Newport News, Va. (WVEC) -- As the debate continues in Hampton Roads and across the country over whether Confederate symbols should be removed, some Newport News 10-year-olds are weighing in on the debate. Having just finished fourth grade, ...


Man sues after Confederate paining blocked from Fresno fair ...
Washington Times
A Fresno artist has filed a lawsuit against state officials accusing them of violating his free speech by keeping his painting out of The Big Fresno Fair.
Man sues after Confederate paining blocked from Fresno fairPorterville Recorder

all 3 news articles »

Would-be juror wears Confederate flag shirt to court; judge says it's OK
Miami Herald
She walked into the Moss Justice Center in York, after she was summoned for jury service, wearing a T-shirt with not just the Confederate flag on the front, but surrounded by a common saying among heritage not hate types: “If this flag offends you, you ...

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Voice of America

US Agencies Won't Block Removal of 4 New Orleans Confederate Monuments
Voice of America
FILE - People walk past the Liberty Place monument in downtown New Orleans, Sept. 2, 2015. In December, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove the obelisk commemorating the Battle of Liberty Place, as well as other Confederate-related statutes.
Federal Agencies Won't Block Removal of New Orleans MonumentABC News

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Atlantans outraged as park in Black community to be named for Confederate hero
(Atlanta) – A controversy in the city of Atlanta is brewing over the naming of a park in a Black community. Some are shocked that the city plans to name the park after a former mayor and Confederate officer, Major Livingston Mims. Mims served as ...

Washington Post

Replace Alexandria's Confederate soldier statue
Washington Post
The Confederate soldier statue at the intersection of Washington and Prince streets in Alexandria should be removed and replaced with a memorial to honor all Alexandrians — women and men of all races — who have served their country honorably in the ...

Military Times

The Confederate flag is about to fade from the nation's veterans cemeteries
Military Times
Previous policy had allowed the Confederate Flag to be flown on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day (which is celebrated on different dates depending on the state), or specially designated events by local administrators. It was also permitted for ...
Confederate flags stolen from Georgia gravesAtlanta Journal Constitution
70 Confederate flags taken from Brunswick cemetery
Report: 70 Confederate Flags Stolen From Georgia CemeteryABC News
Chronicle-Telegram -Newsmax
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Journal and Courier

Letter: Confederate flag doesn't belong
Journal and Courier
To the people who are driving their trucks around with big Confederate battle flags: Are you from the South? If so, I understand. You're celebrating the mythic Lost Cause, those brave boys in gray, and that way of life gone with the wind, yada, yada ...

Florida Times-Union

Confederate flags taken off 70 graves at historic cemetery in Brunswick
Florida Times-Union
One of the few Confederate States of America flags that escaped thieve's notice catches the morning light on a veteran's grave at Oak Grove Cemetery in Brunswick. James C. Carter, adjutant of the Thomas Marsh Forman Camp of the Sons of Confederate ...
VA Blocks Holiday Display of Confederate Flags on Cemetery ...Roll Call
VA to ban large-scale display of Confederate flag in cemeteriesThe Hill
The VA Bans Large Confederate Flags From All Its CemeteriesDaily Caller
Los Angeles Times -WFTV Orlando
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This day in history
1861 John Charles Fremont issues unofficial Emancipation Proclamation in Missouri

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