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Confederate Themed License Plates Are Protected By The First Amendment

By | March 19th, 2015|Heritage Issues|

A Legal Primer prepared by Jerry Patterson This most important case, to be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday March 23, 2015, arises from the submission of a application for a specialty license plate by the Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (SCV), a non-profit corporation, to the Texas [...]

It’s About More, Than A Holiday

By | January 31st, 2015|Heritage Issues|

While we here in South Carolina are able to rest a little more thanks to the work that was completed back in 2000 with laws that protect our heritage, our kinsman from Virginia have a different scenario on the fate of our Confederate history when it comes to monuments, statues, Street names. And, they need [...]

Charlottesville, VA To Consider DROPPING LEE-JACKSON City Holiday

By | January 31st, 2015|Heritage Issues|

A situation has come up very quickly in Charlottesville, Virginia and it requires the quick action of every SCV member who can e-mail or make a phone call to the City Councillors. On this coming Monday evening at its 7 p.m. meeting, the Charlottesville City Council will have a public hearing to consider ending the traditional [...]

2015 South Carolina Division Leadership Conference

By | December 5th, 2014|scscv|

South Carolina Division 2015 Leadership Conference It is time to make plans to attend the 2015 Leadership Conference on the 7th of February. The SC Division Leadership Conference is an event that the current and future leaders of the Sons of Confederate Veterans can come together and learn or hone the skills needed to lead [...]

A Message from the Commander in Chief

By | July 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Compatriots and Friends, Let me take this time to tell you what an honor it is to be elected as your Commander-in-Chief. Words cannot adequately describe my feelings. I am humbled to hold an office that only seventy-three men before me have held. It is my pleasure to be a thirty-five year member of the [...]

Rally To Be Held To Protest Flag Removal At Lee Chapel

By | July 13th, 2014|Heritage Issues|

Compatriots, The situation involving the Flags at Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia goes far beyond the Virginia Division. I have been in contact with Commander Tracy Clary, Virginia Division and Commander Brandon Dorsey, Stonewall Brigade on this matter.  I ask all compatriots from all Divisions to attend this rally (details below) if possible. If you [...]

The Scandalous Lives of Carolina Belles Marie Boozer and Amelia Feaster

By | March 25th, 2014|Book Reviews|

In Civil War Columbia, South Carolina, no women were more gossiped about than Amelia Feaster and her teenage daughter, Marie Boozer. The Philadelphia-born Feaster, a widow three times before her thirty-first birthday, aided the Union war effort from her home, while Marie became infamous for her beauty and vanity. For over a century, scandalous tales [...]

The Last Confederate Soldier Of South Carolina

By | March 24th, 2014|Confederate Soldier Wall of Honor|

PVT. ARNOLD D. MURRAY June 10, 1846 to Nov. 25, 1952   November 30, 1952, On Sunday afternoon, November 30, 1952, the somber notes of “Taps” echoed across the cemetery of White House Methodist Church. They came from the bugle of Citadel Cadet, G. E. Meagher of Long Island, New York and were sounded for Private Arnold [...]

Call To Action For Hollywood Cemetery

By | February 28th, 2014|Heritage Issues|

Compatriots, South Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans   And Friends  I received the following email from Kelly Hinson of North Carolina, Secretary of the Southern Soldiers Remembrance Foundation (SSRF).  As you will see, the organization is looking for ancestors of SC Soldiers who lie at rest in Hollywood cemetery.  If you are able to [...]

The loss of our ‘Ole Barbeque Buddy

By | February 26th, 2014|Last Roll|

Maurice Bessinger July 14, 1930 - February 22, 2014 Maurice Bessinger, 83, of West Columbia, died Saturday, February 22, 2014. A Korean war veteran, a gentlemanly demeanor, a businessman who grew a restaurant business that employed 200 employees, a devout Baptist who supported missionaries abroad. Maurice was a Life member of the South Carolina [...]