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Savannah Militia Camp 1657
Chartered in 1994 with 18 Charter members. We now have 171 members!

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“Political correctness is not really about sensitivity and courtesy, which require mutual respect. Rather, political correctness entails intolerance for some prejudices but impunity for others.” -—James Taranto

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the South, especially the 1861-1865 period, is preserved and presented to future generations. 

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought demonstrated their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Today, the SCV is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes so that future generations can understand their motives and character.

If you're a male descendent of anyone who honorably served the Confederate military, claim your heritage now with pride. Contact the individuals named below for membership information or visit our next meeting.  Visitors are Welcome! 

Camp 1657 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Pooler. Eating & fellowship, 6:30PM; the meeting starts at 7:30PM.


The first United States flag - what happened to the government the Founders gave us? Click to learn more...
Pledges & Salutes to Our Flags

General Robert E. Lee - click for more about Lee   General Nathan Bedford Forrest  General Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson

The flags of the Confederate States of America - click for more flag info
Symbols and Scapegoats

Monthly Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday

 Western Sizzlin Restaurant, Pooler, GA 31322


Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Eligibility can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically (see lineage worksheet below). The minimum age for membership is 12.

Membership questions? Contact Don Newman at (912) 748-7387

[ Membership application (pdf)  || SCV Lineage Work Sheet  || Friends of SCV Membership Application  ]

Why should you join?  ||  National Archives Microfilm Database (searchable! by soldier name or unit)


Camp Meetings

Camp 1657 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Pooler. Eating & fellowship, 6:30PM; the meeting starts at 7:30PM. Visitors Are Welcome!!

Visitor's Message ]

For information about Camp 1657 in Savannah, GA, contact Don Newman  [Commander] [912] 748-7387
Or write to SCV Camp #1657, 128 W. Deerfield Rd, Bloomingdale, GA 31302

Racial Supremacists and bigots NOT welcome!  The SCV condemns the KKK and any other hate groups - click to see the 2006 Resolution
SCV Condemns racial bigotry and hatred in all forms and misuse of Southern symbols



Camp 1657 Officers - 2012-2013

CommanderDon Newman  912-748-7387
1st Lt. Commander - Doyal Todd 912-233-4666
2nd Lt. CommanderMelvin Fort
912- 654-9426
Quartermaster - Fred Royal
(912) 234-7620
Historian - 
Color Sergeant - Cecil Greenwell 912-663-1179
1st Sergeant - David Todd
(912) 663-1179
Adjutant - Jack Wray
ChaplainDavid Milton 912-920-3111
Treasurer -
Surgeon - 
Camp Email Coordinator - Webmaster

God Save the South!


Charge to the Sons Of Confederate Veterans

" To you Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldiers' good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish.  Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the south is presented to future generations."

---Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1906

Deo Vindice

God Save the South!

Georgia SCV license plate - click here for more info on how to get yours!
Show your colors! Get your Georgia SCV license plate!

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