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Sixteenth Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans Commander David Wright administers the oath of office to David Roberts of Greer and Chuck Barnes of Campobello. Requirement for membership is to be the descendant of an individual who served in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America. David Roberts is a descendant of John Roberts who served in the 1st. North Carolina Cavalry. Chuck Barnes’ ancestor was William Barnes who served in the Alabama Infantry.

The 16th Regiment, SCV owns and operates the Museum and Library of Confederate History located in the Historic Pettigru District of Greenville.

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The Joseph Evan Davis Chapter #907, Children of the Confederacy, met Saturday, September 22, 2012. The 2012-2013 officers were installed by Mrs. Carol Leake, SC Division UDC Third Vice President, and SC Division Director of the CofC. New officers are: Andrew Myers, President; Matthew Myers, First Vice President; John Myers, Second Vice President; Chandler Tucker, Third Vice President; Allison Bolt, Chaplain; Jackson Tucker, Custodian; Brittany Evans, Secretary; Charlotte Tucker, Treasurer; Caroline Tucker, Historian; Savannah Evans, Newsletter Editor. Miss Allison Bolt received her membership certificate.

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Joseph Evan Davis Chapter #907, Children of the Confederacy, met on Saturday, August 25, 2012, to welcome its newest members with the presentation of their membership certificates, followed by an ice cream sundae celebration at the end of the meeting. Those who received their certificates were Andrew Myers, Matthew Myers and John Myers.

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Original March was from Asheville to Austin, Texas

HK-Edgerton---9-12H. K. Edgerton, the former Asheville, North Carolina, NAACP president who marched from Asheville to the Austin, Texas, courthouse wearing the uniform of a Confederate soldier and carrying a large Confederate flag will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the march beginning next month.

Edgerton marched to Austin to protest the removal of historic dedication plaques from the courthouse. The courthouse was built with funds donated by widows of Confederate Veterans and the plaques indicated that fact. The plaques were removed during the night by the Texas government to appease protesters.

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“Stories of Courage amid Civil War Destruction”

Author-Karen-StokesAmericans need to be reminded of the terror and destruction that can be unleashed on innocent civilians by an invading army with leaders unrestrained by Biblical standards and soldiers desiring revenge with no compassion for the suffering of women, children and the elderly. Such was the situation when over sixty thousand troops under command of Union General William T. Sherman cut a 40 mile wide swath of total destruction across South Carolina, murdering, raping, stealing and destroying everything they could not carry with them.

Confederate troops had withdrawn from the state in the face of an overwhelming enemy force, hoping to minimize damage to the state. The mayor of Columbia had surrendered the city to Gen. Sherman with a solemn promise that the city and it’s remaining women, children, and elderly would not be harmed.

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“Those that can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana

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Walking into the Museum and Library of Confederate history I was unsure of what to expect. Being raised in the South I thought I knew what the war was about and there wasn’t much else for me to be told. I even thought for a moment while walking into the building that I would be confronted by someone filled with Caucasian pride, ready to fill my head with nonsense. But, that was not the case.

Entering the museum I was greeted with education, and an eyeopening experience. Lined above the hallway decorated with antiqued, framed photographs were numerous versions of the confederate flag. Some of the versions that I was looking at were the first I had ever seen them displayed.

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