March 24-25, 2018
Regarding Confederate Monuments
Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and Marines that fought in the Civil War were made U.S. Veterans by an Act of Congress in 1957, U.S. Public Law 85-425. Sec 410, Approved 5/23/1958.
This made all Confederate Veterans Equal to U.S. Veterans. Additionally, under U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by the 17th Congress on 2/26/1929, the War Department was directed to erect headstones and recognize Confederate grave sites as U.S. war grave sites.
The Last Confederate Veteran died in 1958. So, in essence, when you remove a Confederate Statue, Monument or Headstone, you are in fact removing a Statue, Monument or Headstone of a U.S. VETERAN!
are some of the upcoming events that our camp will be participating in. Feel free to come out and join us or stop by one of our monthly meetings.
The Columns - Civil War Reenactment
aka. "The Skirmish at Gamble's Hotel"
The Skirmish at Gamble's Hotel depicts an encounter that occurred on March 5th, 1865 when 500 federal soldiers, under the command of Colonel Reuben Williams of the 12th Indeana Infantry, marched into the Florence area to destroy the railroad depot. These federal troops were met by a group of Confederate soldiers who drove them away with the help of 400 reinforcements from the area home guard.
The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students under
18 and no charge for children under
Location (For GPS Navigation)
4789 East Old Marion Hwy.
Florence, SC 29502
June 2, 2018
Confederate Memorial Service
Details to be announced
Our Next Monthly Camp Meeting will be
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Location: Mary's Cafe
Address: 1349 Firetower Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Time 5:30-6:30 for dinner
Guest Speaker - April 2018
Captain Gerald Goins - 6th Regt. SC Volunteers
Topic: Civil War Reenacting
Guest Speaker - May 2018
SC Division Commander - Leland Summers
Topic: SCV 101
Guest Speaker - June 2018
Author - Pat McNeely
Topic: John Wilkes Booth