Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fort Blakeley Camp #1864

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July 11, 2017

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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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Washington Post

We should treat Confederate monuments the way Moscow and Budapest have treated communist statues
Washington Post
The incident took place in Jefferson Davis County, Miss., which is of course named for the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. It's a part of the country where race was still a suffocating part of everyday life, where black ...
St. Louis to Remove Its Confederate MonumentThe Atlantic
Confederate Monument Will Go to Civil War Museum in Legal SettlementRiverfront Times (blog)
Crews Begin Dismantling Confederate Monument in St. LouisU.S. News & World Report -Reuters
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La Crosse Tribune

Dan K. Thomasson: Arlington bears reminder of Confederate history
La Crosse Tribune
Some space could be made in Section 16, where one can find buried Confederate dead and a memorial to those who fell trying to form a separate union. With today's full-out mania to wipe away visible Civil War history, at least the tributes to the South ...

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Commission To Add 'Context' To Richmond's Confederate Monuments
This past week, Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney announced a commission to study what to do with the city's Confederate monuments. He tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro all options are on the table. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: It's time to set the ...

New York Times

Which Is the Real Confederate Flag?
New York Times
Some Confederate flag proposals were racially explicit and devalued the color black. In one example, the white bar and stars illustrated the control of whites over other races and their increasing “ascendancy.” Credit Reproduced in R. P. Thian ...

Confederate statue distracts from more pressing problems
I feel that the Confederate monument is part of history and should remain in Forest Park. Vandalism of the statue is an obvious crime and is not being pursued. New Mayor Lyda Krewson should be focusing on other important issues now. All of the murders ...

Grub Street

Restaurateur in South Carolina Can't Remove Confederate Flag Flying Over His Business
Grub Street
Daras's Edisto River Creamery & Kitchen has since grown into a popular target for vandals and angry protesters who either think it's his Confederate flag, or know it's not and don't want him moving it. Unfortunately for Daras, the Sons of Confederate ...
Confederate flag can't be removed from lawn of ice cream shop, despite owner's wishesFox News
Woman Charged in SC With Tearing Confederate Flag Tag Off Truck, Backing Into Truck's OwnerThe Root
Owner fighting to remove remove Confederate flag flying over his ...WGN-TV
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Slate Magazine

How Charlottesville's Confederate statues helped decimate the city's ...
Slate Magazine
Robert E. Lee statue Charlottesville Surrounded by protesters, Corey Stewart speaks with reporters about his opposition to removing a Robert Lee statue from a ...
Confederate veterans paid respect to Mrs. Stonewall Jackson at ...The Daily Progress

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Confederate Monuments and the Forgotten Warning of a Crisis to Come
As many cities debate what to do about monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers, defenders of such monuments commonly claim they “have nothing to do with hate or racism but everything to do with our history and heritage,” as a Tampa resident ...


How the Fight Over Confederate Monuments Is Influencing Southern Politics
The Virginia city of Charlottesville was divided this spring over a decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A string of protests followed, including one led by white nationalist Richard Spencer that featured torches. The ...


Confederate Group Fights For Possession of Time Capsule Found in ...
In 1911, a monument was erected in Orlando, Florida in honor of the Confederate traitors who fought to uphold slavery in the South. This week that monument ...
The Dispute Over a Time Capsule Found in a Confederate StatueAtlas Obscura
Time capsule debate: Who owns capsule found in Confederate ...WFTV Orlando
NEW: Confederate time capsule found in Florida monument sparks ...Palm Beach Post

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