Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234, Lufkin, TX

 8th Brigade

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The citizen-soldiers who fought 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 which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.

Today,the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes so that future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.

The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.  The Lone Star Defenders Camp was chartered on July 2, 2012.

Membership in the Sons 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 had 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 May 1864 and Sigel's Union troops numbered 6200 while the CSA under Breckinridge had about 4000.  It was a CSA victory.

NEXT MEETING:   See Meetings and Events for past and future meeting information.

New Members:     See Members.  List of members and info on their ancestor plus the member's picture.

Contacts:   For additional information on the Camp and membership contact the current commander,  or Adjutant Walter Bates, 936-699-3861.

Hand Guns used in Civil War era.

Colt use in Civil War. Barrel 8 inches, weight 2 lbs 10 oz. Apparently a Army Model 1860 

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Page Originated 5/14/2012
Last updated 8/10/18
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Fred Preston