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***** Savannah, Georgia *****

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

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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)


About the Sons of Confederate Veterans...

Benefits of membership:
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A member of a 30,000 membership organization
~ Membership in one of 650 local camps
~ Confederate Veteran Magazine
~ College Scholarships
~ Post Doctoral Medical Research Scholarships
~ Genealogical Assistance
~ Confederate Graves Registration
~ SCV Credit Card
~ SCV Long Distance Telephone Service
~ Certificates, Medals, and Regalia


The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.

Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.

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


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

Proof of kinship to a Confederate soldier can take many forms. The easiest method is to contact the archives of the state from which the soldier fought and obtain a copy of the veteran's military service record. All Southern states' archives have microfilm records of the soldiers who fought from that state, and a copy of the information can be obtained for a nominal fee. In addition, the former Confederate states awarded pensions to their veterans and their widows. All of these records contain a wealth of information that can be used to document military service.

The SCV has a network of genealogists to assist you in tracing your ancestor's Confederate service.
 


The SCV has ongoing programs at the local, state and national levels which offer members a wide range of activities. Preservation work, marking Confederate soldiers' graves, historical re-enactments, scholarly publications, and regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the War Between the States are only a few of the activities sponsored by local units, called camps.

All state organizations, known as Divisions, hold annual conventions, and many publish regular newsletters to the membership dealing with statewide issues. Each Division has a corps of officers elected by the membership who coordinate the work of camps and the national organization.

Nationally, the SCV is governed by its members acting through elected delegates to the annual convention. The General Executive Council, composed of elected and appointed officers, conducts the organization's business between conventions. The administrative work of the SCV is conducted at the National Headquarters, 'Elm Springs,' a restored ante-bellum home at Columbia, Tennessee.
 


In addition to the privilege of belonging to an organization devoted exclusively to commemorating and honoring Confederate soldiers, members are eligible for other benefits. Every member receives the Confederate Veteran, the bi-monthly national magazine which contains in-depth historical articles on the war along with news affecting Southern Heritage. The programs of the SCV range from assistance to undergraduate students through the General Stand Watie Scholarship to medical research grants given through the Brooks Fund. National historical symposiums, reprinting of rare historical books, and the erection of monuments are just a few of the other projects endorsed by the SCV.

The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. However, it is not affiliated with any organization. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting.

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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!! 

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
912-335-9049
Historian - 
Color Sergeant - Cecil Greenwell 912-663-1179
1st Sergeant - David Todd
(912) 663-1179

Adjutant - Jack Wray
912-596-2950

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!

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