National SCV Reunion
Missouri Division in Tennessee
Several members of the Missouri Division were honored to attend the Confederate Memorial Service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Brunswick, TN honoring the 17 unknown Confederate Missourians buried there.
The service is hosted annually by the Nathan Bedford Forrest, Wigfall Greys, Dewitt Smith Jobe James R. Chalmers, Simonton-Wilcox, and Robert E. Lee Camps, SCV.
Attending the ceremony from the Missouri Division were Rob Adelson, Utz Camp; Jeff Futhey, Utz Camp/Missouri Division Commander; Wes Franklin, Livingston Camp/Missouri Division Adjutant; Travis Archie, Livingston Camp/Western Brigade Commander; and Rodney Neville, Brooks Camp/Eastern Brigade Commander.
The Division was presented with a specially painted Missouri Battle Flag for the occasion.
Liberty Grave Monument
On a beautiful Sunday morning Compatriot Neil Block read the names of 150+ Clay County Confederates who were either killed in battle or died of sickness or disease at the grave marker in Fairview Cemetery in Liberty, MO, while compatriot Dwayne Holtzclaw rang the bell after every name.
New Camp Members
On February 18, 2023 the Brigadier General Chief Stand Watie Camp #2300 had an Induction Ceremony for 2 new Camp members. Ryan Cornell and Bill Croney. In the picture below, 1st Lt. Commander Brad Bludsworth acting as Camp Chaplain, New Compatriot Ryan Cornell, New Compatriot Bill Croney and Camp Commander Dave Roper.
Stand Watie Camp - Lee Jackson Luncheon
On January 14, 2023 The Brigadier General Chief Stand Watie Camp #2300 held the Camp Lee-Jackson Luncheon. They had 30 people attend, including the Missouri Division Commander, Jeff Futhey and Eastern Brigade Commander, Rodney Neville.
Marking History: 160 years later, Confederate soldier's graves marked.
Both members of the General James H. McBride Camp 632 Sons of the Confederate Veterans and admirers of history, (left to right) Dale Wrenn and Rick Perry dedicated numerous hours honoring their ancestors who fought in the Civil War.
Using dowsing rods, and official documented reports from the skirmish, Wrenn located the grave site. With the help of Perry, the two repurposed a headstone donated by the Springfield Veterans Cemetery to honor the fallen soldiers.
Exactly 160 years to the day, the gentlemen, with the permission of the Coles, dedicated a memorial site to the fallen Confederate soldiers.
The headstone inscription reads:
At this spot lie the remains of four unknown Confederate soldiers killed on Oct. 20, 1862. When a confederate column under the command of Col. Caleb Dorset was attacked by a detachment of the 10th Illinois Calvary under the Command of Lt. Col James Stuart.
Livingston Camp Ceremonies
Livingston Camp had two dedication ceremonies, yesterday. 7 crosses of honor were dedicated in Carterville Cemetery and a headstone was dedicated in Fairview Cemetery in Joplin.
Good fall day! Glad the rain temporarily held off!
Confederate Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training conducted by the Missouri Division Team 15 October at Bloomfield, Missouri. The work was conducted at the Stoddard County Civil War Memorial Cemetery. Lead instructor was Buddy Biggs from the Pvt. Bailey Brooks Camp 2335 and supervised by Division Lead Instructor Rodney Neville. The host camp for the event was the Stoddard Rangers Camp 2290.
Prairie Days - Vandalia, MO
September 24, 2022
Members of the Elijah Gates Camp #570
Kevin Wentzel and Warren Hollrah pictured, assisted in the recruiting and teaching at the annual Prairie Days in Vandalia.
Adopt a Mile - Camp Project
August 27, 2022 - Adopt a Mile Project
Members of the Brigadier General Chief Stand Watie Camp # 2300
From Left Jared Lindquist, Brad Bludsworth, Dave Roper, Vic Meyer, Gunner Decker and Rick Stubblefied. A sign will be placed on the Mile by MoDot soon.
Rolla Outpost - 2 Soldiers Remembered
Alan Strope and Danny Creason from the Samuel Hildebrand Chapter #314 and the M. M. Parsons Camp #718 installed two Southern Crosses and a new 1st National Flag at the recently re-discovered memorial for two Missouri Confederate soldiers that were executed at a Union Cavalry outpost on the east side of Rolla Mo of off HWY 72.
New Camp Members!
Surgeon John Cravens camp #2276 - Gallatin, MO
New Brothers Brice Francis, Gavin Hopkins, and Mathew Francis were sworn into the Cravens Camp by camp Chaplain Lyndon Francis, the father of the two Francis Boys. Gavin's the son of the camp Adjutant, Ernie Hopkins. Welcome to the SCV!
“To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish.”
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, in furtherance of the Charge of Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, shall be strictly patriotic, historical, educational, fraternal, benevolent, non-political, non-racial and non-sectarian. The Sons of Confederate Veterans neither embraces, nor espouses acts or ideologies of racial and religious bigotry, and further, condemns the misuse of its sacred symbols and flags in the conduct of same. Each member is expected to perform his full duty as a citizen according to his own conscience and understanding.