A Presentation by Dr. Terry Rude, Retired Educator and Board Chairman of the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers Confederate Museum and Library


Dr. Terry Rude came to Greenville, South Carolina from the West Coast. Motivated by a desire to learn something about Southern Culture, he discovered Confederate history. For decades, as a professor at Bob Jones University and a teacher in Greenville County public schools, he continued to study original source historical documents. During a lengthy search he discovered he had a Confederate ancestor and was qualified to become a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the Museum and Library of Confederate History, located at 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601, held a dedication ceremony for its newly installed 1857 12-pound Napoleon Cannon. The 16th SC Color Guard of Honor posted the colors. 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, SCV Greenville Camp 36 Chaplain Mark Evans gave the invocation. Museum Director Michael Couch welcomed everyone and told of some of the events surrounding the acquisition and installation of the cannon.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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