The Sons of Confederate Veterans is dedicated to preserving the
history and legacy of the men and women who fought for Southern
Independence so that future generations can better understand the
struggles associated with the Confederacy.
The history and legacy of the Confederacy can take many forms. They include: monuments, battlefields, grave markers, artifacts, books, and even artwork and graphic arts.
With respect to the latter, SCV Camp 1708 actively collects and thoughtfully donates pieces that relate to all facets of the War between the States. and the early Arizona Territory.
A summary of the pieces collected and the donations made to date are summarized below:
(Stay tuned for more coming shortly!)
18" by 30" lithograph map of the Battle of Corinth and surrounding
areas from October 3 & 4, 1862. A more accurate description is as
Original Plate XXV (#25) of the 175 Issued of The Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union & Confederate Armies, Commissioned with a Resolution of Congress of May 19, 1864, Published Under the Direction of the Hon. Daniel S. Lamont, Secretary of War, by Major George B. Davis, Leslie J. Perry, and Joseph W. Kirkley, Board of Publications. Compiled by Calvin D. Cowles, 23rd Infantry, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1892; a copy of the Preface, Part Volume, & Title Page of which is Included. Engraved by Julius Bien & Co., Lithographers.
Shiloh thank you note.
The above lithograph of the siege of Charleston from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated History of the Civil War, 1895, shows the Confederate ordinance depot at Morris Island with U.S. Cutters patrolling harbor.
A picket guard boat from
Harper's Weekly, of February 13, 1864 which best represents the motto
of, "Semper Paratus."
The piece was donated with a notation that it was made in the name of Ensign M. Talbot, a 2013 graduate with high honors in mechanical engineering of the Coast Guard Academy and is now stationed at Sector New Orleans. Ensign Talbot represents the same devotion and diligence to duty as her counterparts nearly 150 years ago. She provides similar picket duties today that were performed during the Civil War. Today, her mission is to protect the Port of New Orleans from terrorism, unsafe ships that could damage or pollute the channel, and to prevent the importation of non-approved items from foreign countries.
This piece is entitled "Laird's Rams" and is an 11" X 15.75" woodcut lithograph, It is a view of the Shipyard at Liverpool of the Messrs. Laird, with the Rebel Rams in the River and is from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper April 30, 1864.
Harper’s Weekly, September 1864, hand tinted engraving of the Battle of Mobile Bay including the C.S.S. Tennessee and Admiral Farragut’s Fleet.
The ten lithographs shown above. These pieces will be part of a special exhibit at the museum highlighting the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Click on any picture to enlarge.