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Upstate History Museum Seeking War Stories PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

KatieWombleThe Upstate History  Museum in Greenville is seeking veterans of Korea and Vietnam Wars to record interviews of their wartime experiences. Kelly Smith, the museum historian, addressed the members of American Legion Post 214 recently about the goals of the historical program.


Children of Conferacy Attend Pioneer Day in Gray Court, SC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:00


On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Caroline S. Coleman 537, Children of the Confederacy,attended the 13th annual Pioneer Day at Culbertson Backcountry Settlement in Gray Court, SC, hosted by Henry Laurens DAR Chapter. Sixteen Caroline S. Coleman chapter members from five Family History Finding Regiments participated in the event, which was described as "a family fun day to walk through history." Chapter members marched in the walking history parade, held at the beginning of the day's activities. They carried a beautiful banner, designed and constructed by Carol Leake, President of Oliver Thompson 1850, UDC, our sponsoring chapter. They were able to interact with Native Americans, re-enactors from the Revolutionary War, the War Between the States, and the Musgrove Mill Militia.

Citadel Surrendered to Political Correctness PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 00:00

Citadel Will Receive Sword of Confederate Officer Killed in Action Without Mention of Confederacy

The Citadel, South Carolina’s military academy has a proud unsurpassed history that has inspired students and graduates to achieve heroic excellence in battle since the early days of the Republic. Sadly, political correctness that has spread Confederaphobia throughout academia has now infected the formerly proud Citadel.

Next week, the current caretakers of the Citadel will degrade the memory of a graduate of the first Citadel class who died heroically in battle. Some Alumni are unhappy and will not attend the event.

In 1846, Charles Courtenay Tew was graduated from the first class at the Citadel and afterward taught there. In 1857, he was Captain Tew, Superintendent of the Arsenal Academy, a preparatory school for the Citadel in Columbia. In 1858, Tew resigned to found the North Carolina Military Academy in Hillsboro.

Jackson Lee Tucker Receives Youth of the Year Award from the SC Division OCR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00


Jackson Lee Tucker received the Julia Jackson OCR Youth of the Year Award for 2015. This award is named for the only child of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and his wife Anna. The award was presented by Mosie Marlar, Chapter President of Varina Howell Davis Chapter 1, OCR, on behalf of the South Carolina Division of the Order of Confederate Rose, following the meeting of 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, Camp 36 SCV, on Thursday, July 23, 2015, presented by Caroline S. Coleman 537, of which he is a member and chapter officer.

Attempts to Banish Symbols of Southern History Fuel Sales at Dixie Republic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

DixieRepublic_Page-03Governor Haley and national retailers are banning flags and other southern products and driving customers to Dixie Republic.

Furman University graduate and former North Greenville University art professor Scott Goldsmith has a family heritage deep in Southern history. He also had a vision. Honoring his ancestors is not a hobby or game for Goldsmith. It is a very serious matter and the center of his being.

A few years ago he began an adventure that no other had knowingly undertaken. He purchased a plot of land on Highway 25 north of Travelers Rest and built a small log store. He stocked and sold only “Southern merchandise,” that ranged from Bluegrass CD’s to wood carvings and a collection of flags that had been flown by Southern States before, during and after the War Between the States.

Soon his business outgrew the log building and he purchased a larger tract of land further up the highway and constructed a larger facility. It seemed he was constantly enlarging and expanding the sales space to make room for more products.

JB Kershaw Members attend Appomattox 150th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

The Long Road Home


Several members of the Joseph Brevard Kershaw Chapter #205 in Laurens attended the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox this past April, 2015.  The group of four, Jennifer Sawyer, Registrar; Martha Gilchrest, Historian; Kim Lambert, Recording Secretary; and Elaine Thorp, Newsletter Editor, went to an event which they all said they would never forget as long as they lived.  It was truly one of the most moving historical events of their lifetime, perhaps only equaled by the Hunley funeral some years back.  They were escorted by Thomas B. Sawyer, 1st Lieutenant Commander of the Brigadier General Samuel McGowan Camp #40.

Rep. Chumley, Confederate Memorial Service Speaker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

“Lets Stand up for what is Right and Never Back Down”


The Honorable William “Bill” Chumley was the speaker at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at Springwood Cemetery in Greenville, Sunday, May 2nd.

The annual Confederate Memorial Day service is sponsored by the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, Camp 36SCV, and the Museum and Library of Confederate History owned and operated by the Camp.

The annual memorial service is part of the obligation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans that was given to the Sons and future generations of their children by Lieutenant General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General , United Confederate Veterans in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1906. The charge stated:


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