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National Registry of Historic Places

July 28th, 2020|Featured Story, GA Division News|

Commanders & Adjutants, We have found that Monuments that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places provides us an additional defense that can used to in our legal defense to protect our Monuments. I ask that you please have someone in your Camp to research to see if your local Monument(s) are listed on the the National Registry of Historic Places. If it is please print off the information and send a copy to the Division Office so we can file it if we need it in the future. Below is the National Registry of Historic Places website [...]

Restraining Order and Law Suit against the Newton County Board of Commissioners for violation of Official Code of Ga. Annotated §50-3-1

July 22nd, 2020|Featured Story, GA Division News|

  Sons of Confederate Veterans and concerned Citizens of Newton County file a Temporary Restraining Order and Law Suit against the Newton County Board of Commissioners for violation of Official Code of Ga. Annotated § 50-3-1. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 COVINGTON, Ga. - Chief Superior Court Judge John Ott heard arguments Monday from the Sons of Confederate Veterans Legal Team and Attorneys for Newton County regarding the emergency injunction granted by Judge Ott on July 17th to prevent the Confederate monument from being removed from the Historic Covington Square. Judge Ott ordered that both parties have (14) fourteen days to [...]

New Bronze Soldier to be Commissioned

July 21st, 2020|GA Division News, Member Area|

Introducing the wax bust of a new Bronze Soldier the Georgia Division will soon be commissioning through the foundry. This wax bust will be part of a mold designed by our Division Commander Timothy Pilgrim. The commander gave him my bummer for the uniform headgear. The photo of Don Troiani's "Forward the Colors" soldier  was used to model the face and facial hair.  This is the next proud project of Georgia Division soon to be casted and displayed. News of the completed soldier will shared here.    

General Samuel Cooper Website Award

July 18th, 2020|Featured Story, GA Division News|

    General Samuel Cooper Website Award   Named for: Gen. Samuel Cooper. On May 16, 1861, Cooper was promoted to full general in the Confederate Army. He was one of five men promoted to the grade at that time, and one of only seven during the war, but with the earliest date of rank. Thus, despite his relative obscurity today, he outranked such luminaries as Albert Sidney Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, and P.G.T. Beauregard. Cooper reported directly to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He was a career United States Army officer serving during the Second Seminole War [...]

Donation Request for Capt. Wirz Presidential Pardon

July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

  Please consider helping the descendants of Capt. Henry Wirz, Commandant of Andersonville Prison Camp (1864-1865), apply for a Presidential Pardon for him. After the War, Capt. Wirz was taken to Washington and tried before a Military Tribunal. He was found guilty of murdering Yankee prisoners (no body NOR no prisoner name was ever given), and hung on November 10, 1865. Many historians have called the trial a national disgrace, and the most unfair trial ever held in the United States. After the hanging, the Yankees cut off Capt. Wirz' head, arms, and legs, and publicly exhibited the bones about [...]

GEORGIA DIVISION ORDER OF CONFEDERATE ROSE

July 12th, 2020|GA Division News|

  The Order of Confederate Rose (OCR) is an independent support group to the Sons of the Confederate Veterans (SCV). The OCR was founded in Alabama in 1993 and has quickly spread to other surrounding states. The Society in Florida was chartered in February of 2002. The GEORGIA DIVISION ORDER OF CONFEDERATE ROSE nonprofit, nonracial, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization. And as such ancestry is not required for membership. Men, women, and children are all welcome. We encourage all ages to participate. Our little ladies are labeled "rosebuds" and our little gentlemen are labeled "thorns".   Membership into a Chapter is not required if there is [...]

McDonough Square Confederate Veterans Monument

July 8th, 2020|Featured Story, GA Division News|

             Only July 7, 2020 The Henry County Board of Commissioners violated Georgia State Law 50-3-1 and voted to remove the Confederate Veterans' Monument from the McDonough Square. This unlawful action by the Henry County Board of Commissioners compelled the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans to immediately file a Temporary Restraining Order and a Complaint for Damages and Injunctive Relief to stop the removal of the Veterans' Monument. Sons of Confederate Veterans condemns in the strongest terms possible the vandalism, removal and defacement of any Veteran's monuments, memorials, or grave markers and will assist [...]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Condemns the Cowardly Midnight removal of the DeKalb County Confederate Veterans Monument and Vows to take Legal Action.

June 28th, 2020|GA Division News|

Approximately at 11:30 pm on Thursday, June 18th the City of Decatur quietly slipped in a crane and removed the DeKalb County Confederate Monument from the grounds in front of the Old Courthouse Building. This was done under the authority of court order issued by the DeKalb Superior Court stemming from a case brought forth by Decatur City attorney.   The Petition named DeKalb County as the adverse party. DeKalb County did not file an answer and the Order then issued without opposition.   The case claims the Confederate Veteran's Monument was a "nuisance." This action is flawed on many [...]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Files a Temporary Restraining Order and Complaint against the Athens-Clarke County Consolidated Government

June 28th, 2020|Featured Story, GA Division News|

    Sons of Confederate Veterans Files a Temporary Restraining Order and Complaint against the Athens-Clarke County Consolidated Government violation of Official Code of Ga. Annotated§ 50-3-1. After an unsuccessful attempt to reach common ground with Mayor Kelly Girtz  of the Athens-Clarke County Consolidated Government (ACC), t he Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) was left no other option but to file a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Complaint against the ACC with the Superior Court of Clarke County to forestall a violation of Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 50-3-1 by removing the Monument to the dead soldiers of Clarke [...]

Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans Position on Monument Removal , Defacement and Name Changes.

June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans Position on Monument Removal , Defacement and Name Changes. The Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans condemns in the strongest terms possible the vandalism, removal and defacement of any Veteran's monuments, memorials, or grave markers and will vigorously pursue the prosecution of these heinous violations to the fullest extent of the law. We hold the services and sacrifices of our American veterans to be sacred and any acts against these heroes and patriots should be deemed by all patriotic Americans as an act of terrorism, equivalent to the atrocities performed by the Taliban and ISIS [...]

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