CONFEDERATE VETERANS - SCV
Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234, Lufkin, TX
[Meetings & Events]
for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of
America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating
factor in the South's
decision to fight the "Second American Revolution". The tenacity with
Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights
guaranteed by the
Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic
represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of
these heroes so that future generations can understand the motives that
The SCV is the
direct heir of the
United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest
hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate soldiers.
Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical,
non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of
period is preserved. The Lone Star Defenders
Camp was chartered on July 2, 2012.
Membership in the
of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants
of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.
The chapter in LUFKIN is headed by Camp Commander Larry Cawley. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of
each month at the Lufkin
BBQ, the room to the right facing the building.
Currently, meet at 5:30 PM to eat and greet
then meeting called to order about 6:30 PM.
In my personal
genealogy pages I
have ancestors on both sides of this conflict.
The siege of Richmond Virginia particularly affected my
ancestors. McClellan's Union forces numbered 91,000 while Lee
95,000 and in a 7 day period there were 6 battles in the Richmond area,
one of which was Gaines Mill which was the home of my Great Great
Grandfather, Dr. Wm Gaines. See HERE. My
great grandmother was Frances 'Fanny'
Gaines and my grandmother was Harriet Tinsley who was 2 years old
during the battle of Gaines Mill. There were 36,000 casualties in the 7
Days Battle. My grandfather (ancestor of record, James B. Preston) fought in the
battle of New Market as
a cadet at Virginia Military Institute. This battle occured
1864 and Sigel's Union troops numbered 6200 while the CSA under
Breckinridge had about 4000. It was a CSA victory.
See Meetings and Events for past and future
List of members and info on their ancestor plus
the member's picture.
information on the Camp and
the current commander,
Guns used in Civil War era.
Colt use in Civil War. Barrel 8 inches, weight 2 lbs 10 oz. Apparently
a Army Model 1860
Texas Cavalry - Reinactors
Pictures of Civil War
Full of Links (103) Can't guarantee all still work.
War Time Line
of Cotton on the Civil War
of Cotton in the Civil War 2
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Texas Sons of
War in Illinois
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