Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fort Blakeley Camp #1864

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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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New Orleans: Hundreds Protest Jackson, Confederate Monuments
ABC News
Hundreds of people turned out Saturday in New Orleans historic French Quarter to protest a statue of Andrew Jackson and Confederate monuments in the city. New Orleans has been struggling with what to do with a number of Confederate-era monuments in ...
Argument against Confederate monuments is hard to apply to
Hundreds protest Confederate statues in New OrleansThe Sun Herald
Additional NOPD officers surround Jackson Square before Take 'Em ...WDSU New Orleans
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Roy Faulkner, who finished the Stone Mountain Confederate carvings, dies at 84
FILE - A Tuesday, June 23, 2015 file photo shows a carving depicting confederates Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, in Stone Mountain, Ga. The "Confederate Memorial Carving" in a state park outside of Atlanta is once again stirring ...

Photos of Confederate flag, black face draw criticism at NH high ...
My Fox Boston
DERRY, N.H. - Costumes apparently worn to Pinkerton Academy during 'spirit week' have drawn criticism on Facebook over the past week and now the school ...

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Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Sons of Confederate Veterans honor region's Civil War vets with new flag
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
The largest Confederate flag in East Tennessee was unveiled and signed Saturday in historic downtown Blountville. Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans displayed the 15 foot by 25 foot flag during the Historic Blountville Civil ...
Historic Blountville Civil War DayKingsport Times News

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Dueling protests over Confederate monuments
Las Vegas Sun
Dueling protests over the future of Confederate monuments in New Orleans have taken to the city's Jackson Square. White supremacist David Duke and a small group of supporters Saturday converged on the square. As Duke, who is also running for Senate, ...

Burlington Hawk Eye

Remains of Confederate soldiers will be honored | Local News ...
Burlington Hawk Eye
TOOLESBORO — More than 150 years after their deaths, a group of Civil War soldiers buried in Louisa County finally will receive a memorial service. But unlike ...
SCV plans memorial service Saturday for civil war soldiers ...Muscatine Journal

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Washington Post (blog)

The lesson in democracy behind Alexandria's Confederate statue ...
Washington Post (blog)
The weird rule that makes cities ask the General Assembly for permission on purely local issues.

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Wall Street Journal

Confederate Monument in Baltimore Park Presents a Dilemma
Wall Street Journal
BALTIMORE—Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, facing a city commission recommendation to move a prominent Confederate monument from a public park, is having trouble finding a taker. The issue centers on an equestrian statue of generals Robert E. Lee ...
Alexandria will seek to move Confederate statue and rename Jefferson Davis HighwayWashington Post
Alexandria City Council Votes to Move Confederate Statue, Rename Jefferson Davis HighwayBreitbart News
Confederate Highway Name Is Too 'Offensive,' Virginia Officials Vow To Rename ItDaily Caller
Baltimore Sun -WHSV
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Rural Montgomery County In Confederate Flag Flap | WUNC
The Confederate flag flies over the volunteer fire department in Troy. The flag's presence at the polling site in rural Montgomery County, about 50 miles south of ...

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Confederate flag sticker placed on Mount Healthy day care bus - Story
Many consider the Confederate flag a symbol of bigotry because of its historic ties to slavery.

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