Our Confederate Heroes – Hilliard Todd

By | January 13th, 2014|Confederate Soldier Wall of Honor|

Private Hillard Todd Hilliard Todd was a private in the South Carolina Artillery. He was born in 1844 and  lived until the 27th of January 1902 and is buried at Pond Field Graveyard in Horry County, SC. He was married to Nancy Lee who was born on the 24th of August 1845 and lived until the 16th [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Langdon Cheves, Jr

By | January 10th, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Langdon Cheves, Jr This week we honor one of South Carolina's Sons and brave citizens Langdon Cheves Jr for risking all to lead the way for South Carolina to be free and independant. Langdon Cheves Jr was born in 1814 and died on the 10th of July, 1863. During the war he was a Confederate Officer [...]

Tragedy of 160 year-old Documents Intentionally Destroyed in Franklin County, N.C.

By | January 9th, 2014|Heritage Issues|

This is one of a countless number of 19th century records seized by the North Carolina Archives and burned on December 6, 2013 This is a reblog of an article that is disturbing for any part of history, but which touches the time area of our honored Confederate ancestors. Although it does not [...]

Confederate “David” Torpedo Boat in 1863

By | January 8th, 2014|Confederate Naval History|

The Union sailors spotted the curious little boat shortly after 9 o’clock, just as it was closing in on the starboard beam of their ship. It came from the east, which confused the men. Either this strange craft was a long way from home or it had come out of Charleston and somehow managed to [...]

Flat Rock Cemetery Cross of Honor ReDedication Service

By | January 6th, 2014|Camp Events|

You are invited to attend the Re-Dedication Service of two Crosses of Honor.   It will take place at the Flat Rock Cemetery near Jonesville, S.C. Two crosses were stolen and received extensive coverage in the local News Papers and C-7 TV. Since the theft occurred in Union Co., the States Rights Gist camp has already [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Christopher Gustavus Memminger

By | January 3rd, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession, Uncategorized|

 Christopher Gustavus Memminger   This week we honor one of South Carolina's Sons and brave citizens Christopher Gustavus Memminger for risking all to lead the way for South Carolina to be free and independant. (January 9, 1803 – March 7, 1888) was a prominent German-American political leader and the first Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States of America. [...]

The Memorial Service For A Lost Compatriot

By | January 2nd, 2014|scscv, Uncategorized|

The Memorial took place on Saturday, December 14th 2013 Florence War Between The States Museum Annual Open House and Memorial Service for Steve Morris Around 50 friends and family gathered at 3:00pm on Saturday, December 14th for a Memorial Service to honor immediate past commander of the pee dee rifles - Steve Morris.   Reverend [...]

Happy New Year Message From Division Commander Simpson

By | January 1st, 2014|scscv|

Brothers, Compatriots and Friends It is a custom throughout our culture to wish everyone a “Happy New Year” on January 1st each year. While I am one who embraces the phrase and passes it along, I am reminded of what my Jewish friends say during Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). The common greeting at this time is [...]