Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Message from SCV National Headquarters

SCV Commercial 6-29-15 from Mike Landree on Vimeo.

July Meeting Reminder

Compatriots and Friends,
 Our next meeting will be held at Anna’s Italian Restaurant, 7009 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, Va. on July 1st. We will meet for dinner at 6:00 pm. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. Please see the last issue of Confederate Veteran for the Proposed Constitutional Amendments that we will be voting on. Our delegates will cast the Camps’ vote  at the 120th National Reunion. Also we will discuss the Virginia Division Executive Councils resolution. This should be a very interesting meeting.
Heath Lee our July speaker has had to cancel and Susan Hathaway has graciously agreed to speak. Heath Lee’s presentation has been rescheduled for January.
Please consider bringing a friend who might be interested in joining the fight for our Southern Heritage.
Best Regards,
Fred Merridew

Confederate Flag Rally


Confederate Flag Rally
Stafford County Courthouse
Friday July 3, 4-7 pm.
Spread the word.

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Point Lookout Memorial Service

Commander Creech and other camp members attended the Point Lookout Memorial Service this morning.


June Newsletter

The June Edition of The First Shot is now available for download.





Tombstone & Iron Cross Dedication

The Elliott Grays, Chapter 1877, UDC and the ERFE Camp 3000 SCV Tombstone and Iron Cross Dedication at Hollywood Cemetery. June 21,2015.




VA Division Resolution

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 11.53.36 PMResolution
Adopted Unanimously at the June 14, 2015 Executive Council Meeting of the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Williamsburg, Virginia
Whereas the Sons of Confederate Veterans is not affiliated with any organization, and
Whereas the Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Article 3.2 regarding Conduct requires that “Members shall at all times conduct themselves as gentlemen so as to bring credit and respect upon the Sons of Confederate Veterans and upon the memory of our Confederate forebears,” and
Whereas the Sons of Confederate Veterans is a gentlemen’s organization charged by our forefathers with, among other things, emulating their virtues, and
Whereas, except for Jesus Christ himself, the Son of God, no more perfect examples can be found than Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. Jackson, J. E. B. Stuart, et al, whose virtues of gentlemanly character and behavior should be emulated, now, therefore, be it
Resolved that on this 14th day of June 2015, the Executive Council of the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans does hereby condemn the actions of all other organizations purporting to represent Southern History and the Confederate Soldier, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Flaggers and the Army of Northern Virginia Mechanized Cavalry, which, although they may be well intentioned, nevertheless serve to damage the reputation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and, indeed, the Confederate Veterans themselves. We, therefore, call on the members of those organizations, especially those who are also members of the SCV, to search their hearts, humble themselves, and cease and desist from all false, negative, petty, rude, damaging, and dishonorable public activities and pronouncements.


June 21 Grave Marking


On June 21 at 10 AM, Hollywood Cemetery, there will be a grave marking for Pvt. G. W. Carter, 42nd VA Infantry. Our very own Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Color Guard will be serving as the color guard for the event.

Anyone interest in participating please contact our Color Guard Commander, Joe Wright as soon as possible.

Shockoe Hill Cemetery

10410152_440030346122256_7245975771179301140_nCompatriot Jim Tingle once again represented the Fire Eaters by laying a wreath at the Shockoe Hill Cemetery Marker Dedication. Also participating in the ceremony were Compatriots Brandon White and Michael Bouganim.


More photos here.

Jefferson Davis Memorial Service

jeffDavis1Following a moving speech by the Rev. Herman White, Compatriot Jim Tingle presented the Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters camp wreath at this years service.

21st Annual National Jefferson F. Davis Memorial Service

Posted by Judy Smith Photography on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Request for Documentation

The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eater Camp # 3000 requested the following documentation at the Virginia Division Convention on April 18th, 2015.
  • A copy of the July 2012 detailed plan for Oakwood Confederate Cemetery.
  • A copy or posting of the grave designations and confirmed names to be supplied to the Veterans Administration.
  • A copy of the agreement with the City of Richmond to continue the maintenance of the Confederate Section in Oakwood Cemetery.

Tracy Clary would not make a decision and stated the Oakwood Restoration Committee and the Division Executive Committee would take the matter under advisement. Six weeks later we continue to wait for documents that should be available to all members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Without accountability and transparency from the leadership of the Virginia Division and its committees, there is an appearance of deceit. Please act honorably and release the documents you use as justification for not allowing trash pickup, pruning branches that have overgrown our ancestors graves and rebuilding a City owned gate with SCV monies.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in July.


Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Camp # 30000

OCR Newsletter

OCR_Volume1_Issue2_Page_1The newsletter for the Capt. Sally L. Tompkins OCR Chapter #2 is available for download. Please click on the image to get your copy.