Mark-EvansSons of Confederate Veterans Chaplain in Chief Mark Evans was the guest speaker for the Sixteenth Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, SCV November dinner meeting. Chaplain Evans also serves as chaplain for the Sixteenth  Regiment and is pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church in Greenville. His topic was “Thanksgiving.”

Chaplain Evans spoke of the Biblical command in Thessalonians to Rejoice evermore, Pray without ceasing and In everything give thanks. He gave thanks for our Confederate ancestors who fought for a cause that was lost but the principle still lives. He read thanksgiving testimonies of dying soldiers from Christ in the Camp, a volume by J. William Jones, “The Fighting Parson.”
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On September 24, 2011, Barbara Mortimeyer was presented her membership certificate by Martha Van Schaick at the Missouri United Daughters of the Confederate State Convention.  Barbara lives in Cuba, MO, and joined the Winnie Davis UDC chapter in Greenville, SC, with her daughter Pamela Durham.

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The cool, late summer afternoon was perfect for celebration of Constitution Day at Heritage Park in Simpsonville on Saturday.

In addition to an informative address by Fourth District Congressman Trey Gowdy that included an update on the NLRB’s unconstitutional power grab in support of union bosses, there were patriotic reenactments, music and an opportunity for youngsters and adults alike to become more informed about the Constitution of the United States, especially the 27 Amendments to the Constitution.

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Presentation by Pam Evans


Mrs. Pam Evans is a Presbyterian Pastor’s wife and a member of the Winnie Davis Chapter # 442, United Daughters of the Confederacy, that sponsors the Joseph Evan Davis Chapter of Children of the Confederacy. She is Director of the chapter.

Mrs. Evans discussed the purpose of the national organization and some of the activities of the local chapter during the August meeting of the 16th Regiment, S. C. Volunteers, SCV.

The Children of the Confederacy is an organization for children from birth to 18 years who have Confederate ancestors.  The purpose of the organization is stated in its creed:

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The Sesquicentennial Reunion and Convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans was held July 13-16, 2011, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Montgomery, Alabama, the city where the Confederate Government was formed 150 years ago. During these meetings, the SCV conducted business sessions, held oratorical contests, offered historical tours, participated in a Memorial Service, enjoyed Heritage Dinners and Awards Dinners, entertained with Confederate era music, and enjoyed times of renewing friendship and fellowship with those who love to honor their Confederate ancestors and the Cause of the Confederacy.

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Decorated War Veteran, Award Winning Author Addressed 16th Reg. SC Volunteers, SCV

Mike-ScruggsLeonard M. “Mike” Scruggs was the guest speaker at the June 23 meeting of the Greenville S. C. camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. His topic was his latest book: The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths.

Mike Scruggs is a real estate broker living in Hendersonville, N. C. Previously he was an investment executive with a major Wall Street firm. He holds a BS from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Stanford University.

A former USAF intelligence officer and navigator, he is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War. His military awards include The Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and several Air Medals.

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The following message was presented to about 200 attendees of the Confederate Memorial Day Service at Springwood Cemetery in Greenville, South Carolina, Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Terry-RudeThe Greenville camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held Confederate Memorial day on Sunday, May 1.  The official date is May 10 in commemoration of May 10, 1863, the day Stonewall Jackson died, but we pick a convenient Sunday near the 10th.  Just a few days prior to that Sunday some SCV members were alarmed by things they read in The Greenville News.


One concern was a County Council person who stated that we just ought to forget about the “Civil War.”  Another was Jesse Jackson’s claim when he spoke to Southside High School April 11, one day before the sesquicentennial celebration of the firing on Fort Sumter, that a third of Southerners owned slaves.  Where did he get such a large figure?

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