Below are a range of useful links for research, study or just for personal interest. You are free to use them and to share them as you wish. If there are any which are incorrect or which lead to error pages, please LET ME KNOW.
ANTI SOUTH SONG, LITERATURE AND CULTURE
CONFEDERATE AMERICAN PRIDE LINKS
1-800-My-South – The new recruitment website for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. There’s lots of good information about the SCV here.
The Abbeyville Institute – A blog / podcast site with several authors contributing historically relevant articles and speeches on Southern and Confederate heritage.
AmericanCivilWar.com – A Civil War site with lots of links on people, places, battles and events of the war.
Annual Gettysburg Reenactment – Want to get the scoop about plans for the next Gettysburg reenactment? This site is the official source for that information. While visiting their site, you expecially want to watch for details concerning the 140th Anniversary Reenactment, scheduled for 2003. It’s destined to be a big one.
Camp Chase Gazette – The voice of Civil War reenacting, it is published monthly except December and February. I can’t say enough about this magazine which is all done in black and white, its style reminiscent of 1800s type publications. For subscription information you can write to them at: Camp Chase Publishing Company, Inc., 240 Seventh Street, P.O. Box 707, Marietta, OH 45750-0707.
Civil War, The – Welcome to The Civil War, the WEB’s most extensive source of original Civil War resources. This site has over 7,000 pages of original Civil War content, and is full of incredible photographs, original illustrations, and eye-witness accounts of the defining moments of this Historic Struggle. Bookmark this site, as you will simply not find this information anywhere else!
Civil War Interactive: The Daily Newspaper of the Civil War – Can’t say enought for this site. In addition to daily news items about Civil War heritage- related events, they have such features as: Trivia Challange, a monthly contest where you can win prizes; This Day In The Civil War, find out what happened on this date in the war; A Civil War cookbook with over 600 entries that are updated daily; Archives, Civil War on TV, links, weather, calendar of events and much, much more. If you don’t check out any other site today, check this one out. It’s a blast!
Civil War Richmond – Welcome to Civil War Richmond – an online research project designed to collect documents, photographs, and maps pertaining to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War. This site is updated with new information nearly every week – please check back often.
Confederate Southern American & SCV Life Member Since 1991 – My name is Bobby Gene Howery, Jr. I would like to share with you the things that mean the most to me–God, family, country, and my Southern heritage!! E -mail me pictures of your Confederate ancestors and I will post them on this site.
Confederate States Air Force, The – “Welcome to The Confederate States Air Force. From our base here on the internet, our pilots fly into enemy territory and strike targets hostile against the South, its culture, and the original American form of government the Confederacy sought to preserve. We invite anyone faithful to the cause, male or female, to enlist with the CSAF today, and help us in standing up for Dixie.”
Confederate Wave – Southern Confederate Heritage. Information about the Confederate Battle Flag. Confederate Wave now offers a free monthly eNewsletter that will keep you informed about Southern heritage events and issues.
Freedom First – “An educational web site for the citizens of the First Coast Community, the great state of Florida and the Confederate States of America.”
Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg – FNPG was recently voted the group who has done the most for battlefield preservation by the Gettysburg Discussion Group.
League of the South Homepage – “We Seek to Advance the Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Well Being and Independence of the Southern People by all Honorable Means.” This is one of the foremost organizations for the preservation of Southern heritage. Be sure to bookmark this one.
North-South Skirmish Association, The – North-South Skirmish Association, The (N-SSA) was formed in 1950 to commemorate the heroism of the men, of both sides, who fought in the American Civil War, 1861- 1865. The N-SSA promotes the shooting of Civil War firearms and artillery and encourages the preservation and display of Civil War materials.
My Southern Heritage – “I have a dream that one day we will all walk hand-in-hand as AMERICANS and the culture of all AMERICANS will be remembered and celebrated. To this day the yankees still try to condemn the south for slavery when those same northern states allowed slavery until the north went through an industrial revolution….” This is an excellent site by a web writer who has studied her subject well.
Poet Patriot – Original Poems of Patriotism, Veterans, Faith, Love, Life and more. The Blog of Roger W. Hancock.
Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum – Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum, the nation’s most innovative new museum, gives visitors a chance to discover the most pivotal perid of naval history.
Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation – In one of the earliest engagements of the Civil War, Union regiments under the command of General George B. McClellan attacked and defeated Confederate troops defending a strategic mountain pass on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. This foundation is dedicated to the preservation of this historic battleground.
Secession Convention of 1861 – “For many southerners, the election of Abraham Lincoln in the fall of 1860 was equivalent to a declaration of war on the South. A few, including Texas’ aging Governor Sam Houston, argued against secession. They proclaimed the benefits of mediation and compromise. Further, if Texas did separate from the Union, Houston reasoned, she would fare better as an independent republic than as a member of the Confederacy.”
Southern Memorial Association of Washington County, Arkansas, The – An all-Confederate cemetery located in the northwest corner of Fayetteville, Arkansas, which was begun in 1873 is still being maintained by the ladies of the Southern Memorial Association, the organization which founded the cemetery and has maintained it with small private donations since 1873. This association receives no funding from public funds, nor does it have any endowments. The present officers have organized a fund-raiser and invite all interested Southrons to participate if they so desire.
The Stephen Dill Lee Institute – Website designed to preserve the legacy of the Lt. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee, author and deliverer of the Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. An examination of his life and what motivated him is necessary to understand his importance to his fellow countrymen and American and Southern historiography. In a nutshell, Stephen Dill Lee was an exceptional soldier and important leader in the Confederate Army and, after the war, a leading American educator, historian, and commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans from 1904-1908.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson (1824-1863) – “Next to Robert E. Lee himself, Thomas J. Jackson is the most revered of all Confederate commanders. A graduate of West Point (1846), he had served in the artillery in the Mexican War, earning two brevets, before resigning to accept a professorship at the Virginia Military Institute. Thought strange by the cadets, he earned “Tom Fool Jackson” and “Old Blue Light” as nicknames.”
West Virginia in the Civil War – This web site is dedicated to the honor and memory of the Civil War soldiers, sailors, and marines of West Virginia.
You Were Lied To About… – This web site is dedicated to dispelling myths about Confederate soldiers, officers and events.
CONFEDERATE PENSION LINKS
Alabama Dept. of Archives & History – CW Service Database
Arkansas Confederate Pensioners list
Florida Confederate Pension Application Files
Georgia Civil War Pension Records
Kentucky Pension Applications
Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications Database
Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History
Missouri war records
North Caroline State Archives (alternate)
Oklahoma Confederate Applications and Pensions
Confederate Veterans in and around Oklahoma
South Carolina Confederate Pension Records
Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications
Texas Confederate Pension Search
Virginia Confederate Records – Library of VA
CONFEDERATE VETERAN MAGAZINE 1983-1932
|Feel free to download any of the “Public Domain” Confederate Veteran Magazine files below.
If you are looking for a specific article, use the following Library of Virginia Index to locate the article and choose your magazine to download.
1893 Confederate Veteran, Volume 01 (42.56 Megabytes) PDF | READ ONLINE | KINDLE
HERITAGE ORGANIZATION LINKS
|AMERICAN CIVIL WAR VETERANS IN AUSTRALIA||http://www.acwv.info|
|APPOMATTOX CHAPTER 11, UDC||http://appomattoxudc.com|
|BATH-ROMNEY CAMPAIGN HIST. & PRES. ASSOC||http://www.geocities.com/bathromney…|
|CAPE FEAR CHAPTER 3, UDC||http://udc.wilmington.org|
|CAPT. LESLIE T HARDY CHAPTER, MOSB||http://www.mosb.org/|
|CAPTAIN JAMES MADISON SPARKMAN CHAPTER OF UDC||http://www.geocities.com/SparkmanUD…|
|CHAPTER 2619 (LAWTON, OK), UDC||http://www.rootsweb.com/~okud2619/i…|
|CONFEDERATE HERITAGE TRUST||http://www.csatrust.org|
|DESCENDANTS OF MEXICAN WAR VETERANS||http://www.dmwv.org|
|ELIZABETH CAIN MUSGROVE CHAPTER, UDC||http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/…|
|FLORIDA CONFEDERATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES||http://www.geocities.com/fcphs/|
|FORREST CAVALRY CORP||https://sites.google.com/site/forre…|
|FORREST HISORICAL SOCIETY||http://www.nbforrest.org/|
|HERITAGE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION||http://www.hpa.org/|
|HISTORICAL PRESERVATION GROUP||http://www.historicalpreservationgr…|
|LA. SOCIETY, O.C.R||http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStr…|
|LOUISIANA DIVISION OF THE CHILDREN OF THE CONFEDERACY||http://members.aol.com/LaDivCofC|
|MATTIE T. WRIGHT CHAPTER 2533||http://www.nefla.com/udc/|
|MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION||http://suvcw.org/mollus/mollus.htm|
|MISSISSIPPI MECHANIZED CAVALRY||http://www.scvmc1g.org/|
|OAKWOOD CEMETERY RESTORATION COMMITTEE – RICHMOND, VA||http://www.scvva.org/Oakwood/|
|ORDER OF CONFEDERATE ROSE CONFEDERATION||http://www.confederaterose.org|
|ORDER OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS||http://www.orderofsoutherncross.org|
|PETITION FOR SOUTHERN HERITAGE DAY||http://www.petitiononline.com/south…|
|POINT LOOKOUT POW DESCENDANTS ORG.||http://www.plpow.com|
|SAM DAVIS YOUTH CAMPS||http://samdavis.scv.org|
|SCV MECHANIZED CAVALRY||http://www.scvmccsa.org/|
|SONS OF SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, COLLINSVILLE, IL||http://freepages.military.rootsweb….|
|SONS OF SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, COLUMBIA, SC||http://www.geocities.com/sonsofspan…|
|SONS OF SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, WATERVLIET, NY||http://leonardcamp.tripod.com/|
|SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION||http://www.sar.org/|
|SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CALIFORNIA SOCIETY||http://www.sar.org/cassar/|
|SOUTH CAROLINA SCV MECHANIZED CAVALRY||http://scscvmc.com|
|SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY OCR||http://www.scocr.org|
|SOUTHERN LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER||http://www.slrc-csa.org/|
|TENNESSEE DIVISION, UDC||http://www.geocities.com/TNUDC/|
|TENNESSEE SOCIETY ORDER OF CONFEDERATE ROSE||http://www.tnsocr.net|
|TENNESSEE SOCIETY, SONS OF THE REVOLUTION||http://members.aol.com/tnsor/index….|
|TEXAS SOCIETY OCR||http://www.texasocr.org|
|TEXAS SOCIETY, ORDER OF CONFEDERATE ROSE||http://www.geocities.com/crycry0380…|
|TEXIAN LEGACY ASSOCIATION||http://www.texianlegacy.com/hb294.h…|
|THE SOCIETY OF INDEPENDENT SOUTHERN HISTORIANS||http://southernhistorians.org|
|TURNE ASHBY 184 CHAPTER UDC||http://www.turnerashby184.com|
|UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY||http://www.hqudc.org|
|VARINA HOWELL DAVIS CHAPTER||http://varinahowelldavischapter.com|
If your Oklahoma Division Camp has a website that isn’t listed, please Contact Me to update.
Captain James J. McAlester – Camp No. 775 (link) McAlester, OK
Col. Daniel N. McIntosh – Camp No. 1378 (link) Tulsa, OK
Confederate Veterans in and around Oklahoma (link)
Oklahoma SCV Forums (link) <- Sponsored by Camp 2180
Oklahoma Confederate Applications and Pensions (link)
Private Drury Warren – Camp No. 2180 (link) Ponca City, OK
Sons of Confederate Veterans – Army of the Trans-Mississippi (link)
Sons of Confederate Veterans – Oklahoma Division (link)
Theo’s Blog, SCVOK (link)
ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Easily one of the most controversial subjects among members of the SCV, the United States Pledge of Allegiance is recited in some camps throughout the nation, whereas elsewhere it is virulently opposed. Below are some links of interest by various individuals who oppose the recitation of the pledge. If you have any links from individuals who support recitation of the Pledge, please CONTACT US and I’ll add them below to balance out the information presented. These are provided for educational purposes and are not meant as a statement either way in regard to the Pledge debate.
Pledging Allegiance to the Omnipotent Lincolnian State – Thomas DiLorenzo (link)
Pastor John Weaver, The Pledge – History and Problems, Part 1 (link)
Pastor John Weaver, The Pledge – History and Problems, Part 2 (link)
Pastor John Weaver – Swearing Allegiance to the Sovereign State (link)
Can We Please Get Rid of the Pledge? (link)
Part 1 of 3 – Joan Hough on the Pledge (link)
Part 2 of 3 – Joan Hough on the Pledge (link)
Part 3 of 3 – Joan Hough on the Pledge (link)
Should the South Chant the Pledge (link)
The Life and Legacy of Francis Bellamy (link)
The Pledge of Allegiance is Un-American (link)
User submission: ILLINOIS IN THE CIVIL WAR – http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/illinois-civil-war-history
SCV BRIGADE LINKS
|GA 12TH BRIGADE||http://georgia12thbrigade.scvcamp.o…|
|GA 1ST BRIGADE||http://www.gascv.org|
|GA 4TH BRIGADE||http://www.webspawner.com/users/4th…|
|GA 9TH BRIGADE||http://www.gascvbrigade9.org|
|MS 5TH BRIGADE||http://5thbrigademissdivscv.homeste…|
|THE BIG SANDY BRIGADE||http://www.bigsandybrigade.org|
|TX 4TH BRIGADE||http://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas…|
SCV DIVISION LINKS
Army of the Trans-Mississippi Sam Davis Youth Camp (link)
The Confederate Museum (link)
H.L. Hunley Junior ROTC Award Program (link)
International HQ – Sons of Confederate Veterans (link)
International HQ – Sons of Confederate Veterans Online Store (link)
International HQ – United Daughters of the Confederacy (link)
Society of the Order of the Southern Cross (link)
Sons of Confederate Veterans Grave Etiquette (link)
Application for the Sons of Confederate Veterans (Fillable PDF link)