Our camp was chartered in Cherokee county in February of 2003, as a part of the East Texas Brigade of the Texas Division, Our Camp has established ourselves as one of the hardest working camps in the entire Texas Division and the National SCV. Our Camp is the only active camp chartered in Cherokee county and we are very dedicated to promoting, preserving and defending our sacred Confederate Heritage in Cherokee County. Having our ancestors as our guiding light, we proudly live by Confederate General Stephen Dill Lee's Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, as it is our duty as descendants of these brave men of honor to never let them be forgotten!!
Our membership is comprised of very sincere descendants of Confederate Veterans who are very dedicated in honoring the service and sacrifices of all the brave Southern Soldiers who defended the South during the War of Northern Aggression. By passing on their legacy of honor to future generations, we strive to ensure their gallant deeds, in the face of overwhelming odds, that they are never forgotten.
One of our main missions is ordering and placing C.S.A. Military grave markers for area Confederate Veterans and conducting ceremonies, complete with rifle and cannon salutes in their honor. We also set up our Camp Informational Recruitment Booth at local area events and festivals to educate the public on the true history of the South and the brave heroes who so gallantly defended her.
We are very blessed that all of our members are very proud of our sacred heritage and its flags and symbols. God, Truth and Honor is what fuels our passion for preserving our sacred heritage.
We thank you for visiting us and please feel free to contact us for more information on our hard working, dedicated camp. We currently have 38 members and are working extremely hard promoting the S.C.V. and our heritage in our county .
aint Andrew, the Patron Saint of
Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day is
celebrated by Scots around the world on
the 30th November. The flag of Scotland
is the Cross of St. Andrew, and this is
widely displayed as a symbol of national
Saint Andrew was the first disciple
of Christ. He was thought to have been a
fisherman in Galilee (now part of Israel),
along with his elder brother Simon Peter
(St. Peter). Both became followers
(apostles) of Jesus Christ, founder of the
St. Andrew is said to have been
responsible for spreading the tenets of the
Christian religion though Asia Minor and Greece. Tradition suggests that St. Andrew was put to death by the Romans in Patras, Southern Greece, by being pinned to a cross (crucified). It is said that St. Andrew, said himself, that he was not worthy enough to
die on the same "style" cross that Jesus
had. Therefore the cross was made into
an "X" style, and he is said to have
preached from it for two days. It is the
basis for the Cross of St. Andrew which appears on the Scottish Flag.
Through the ages the Cross of St. Andrew flag has been
used as a symbol of defiance. The Confederacy in its
infancy, began thinking about creating distinctive battle
flags that were completely different from those of the Union
Army, which would help make unit
identification a lot easier. The
conversations turned around the idea of
crating a special "battle flag", to be used
in the words of Gen. G. T. Beauregard,
"only in battle" for their army.
Congressman William Porcher Miles, then
an aide on Beauregard's staff, offered the design with the
St. Andrews cross he had submitted for consideration as a
national flag. Miles' design was adopted by the council,
circa 1862. It bacame known as the Confederate Naval
Jack, commonly referred to as the "Rebel flag."
During the course of the war, some Southerners of
Scottish descent, adopted their own "battle flags" during
the war to distinguish their units in battle. This flag has
always been the symbol of independence, truth, honor,
courage, and defiance against Tyranny.