The Camp 1708 meets the second Thursday each month at 6:30 PM.
The Meeting will be held at JB's Restaurant, 6810 E Main in Mesa. Here is a
map to the location.
Meetings are open to anyone interested..
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, founded in 1896, is a patriotic, historical and educational society of the male descendants of the men who served in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the War Between the States, 1861-1865. It is non-political, non-sectarian, and does not promote or condone any racial or ethnic agenda. The purpose of the SCV is to preserve and protect the history and heritage of the Confederate soldier, and to see that a true history of the War Between the States is passed on to future generations.
Considering all the present concern about removing Confederate
Monuments, renaming parks and streets, and the vandalism to those and
Confederate Cemeteries; the SCV has developed a position paper for
members to read and use. It is in three parts:
Part 1: history and veterans
Part 2: slave owners, battle flag, Lincoln's tax war and Northern aggression
Part 3: Highway markers and Jewish Confederates
Camp 1708 has a special website named Our Confederate Heros. It is frequently used by home school groups and library groups to learn about the Civil War. The website is unique in that it is designed for the stories of those serving the Confederacy, not just the Generals in major battles. These are the everyday stories about the lives, struggles, service and hardships endured. Individuals are encouraged to post their family stories. The cost is only $6.00 and proceeds are used to support various causes (see above.)
Camp 1708 has provided support during the past year to the Antietam National
Battlefield; the Chickamauga Nat'l Military Park in Georgia; the Gettysburg
Foundation; the Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee in Virginia; the
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield; and contributed a rare book published in
1912 and worth nearly a thousand dollars to the United Daughters of the Confederacy's
Goodlett Memorial Library in Richmond, Virginia. There are several others
listed on the "Causes Supported" page.
Check out the complete list. We need your support to continue our work!
The Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 was chartered in 1995 and serves the eastern half of Arizona's Valley of the Sun. Members come from east Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Apache Junction and other East Valley communities.
Membership inquiries should be directed to the Camp Adjutant.
"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