150th Anniversary
of the Cause for
Southern Independence

- Welcome -
General Nathan Bedford Forrest SCV Camp 469
Rome, Georgia



Camp News and Updates:

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 7pm - Rome-Floyd Library.

Compatriot Tony Warren will be our speaker and will show a video of the CSS HUNLEY.  The presentation is excellent and the information we will receive is more than you know now.  For those who attend you will receive a special gift from the Hunley, so come and bring a guest or your family.


Upcoming Events:

July 5-6, 2014 - Civil War Living History at Fort Norton Jackson Hill, Rome, GA

Come see how Civil War Soldiers lived and fought. Living Historians portray Confederate Soldiers of the Army of Tennessee as they appeared during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, including the defense of Rome.  

Saturday, July 5:

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm -  Infantry Demonstration & Common Soldier Talk
(Explanation of how the soldiers fought and lived, including a musket firing demonstration.)

12:30pm - Ration Issue
(What did the soldiers eat and how did they cook it?)

Sunday, July 6

10am - Period Church Service in Camp
(A small Christian service led by the Company Chaplain)

11am, 1pm, 3pm - Infantry Demonstration/Common Soldier Talk

Soldiers will be available in camp Saturday from 8am to 6pm and Sunday from 8am to 4pm

Free Admission All Events Open to the Public
- Wear Good Walking Shoes
- Bring Water (There’s plenty of shade, but it is summer)
- You may also want to bring a chair, especially for the Church Call

Located on Jackson Hill DR (with the Rome Civic Center) Just follow the road up the hill. Foot traffic only past the bollards.
400 Civic Center Dr.
Rome, GA, 30161


July 13th, 1 p.m - General Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday Celebration at Silver Creek United Methodist Church.  Bring a dish (your best) and any special drinks you want. Drinks, plates, bowls, plastic dinnerware, and napkins will be provided.  Bring “I don’t care if they get wet” clothes for the creek.

 


Our regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Oostanaula Room of the Rome-Floyd County Library at 205 Riverside Parkway in Rome, Georgia. Members are expected, and visitors are always welcome.



About Our Camp

The General Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp 469 of Sons of Confederate Veterans was chartered in 1989 in Rome, Georgia. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the memory and heritage of the Confederacy and our Confederate ancestors through memorial, historical, and educational activities.

Camp 469 is named in honor of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who saved the city of Rome, Georgia from an approaching Yankee brigade under the command of Union Col. Abel Streight in 1863. On May 3 of that year, Forrest’s cavalry of less than 500 men caught and captured Streight’s “lightning mule” brigade of nearly 1700 men just before they reached Rome, and Forrest was hailed as a local hero.

What is the
Sons of Confederate Veterans?

The Sons of Confederate Veterans was founded in 1896, and today it is the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers.

The SCV is a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that the true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved. Today, The SCV serves as a means for a gentleman to honor his Southern ancestry and works to preserve and defend the history, heritage, and principles of the Old South.

Membership in the SCV is open to male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.

The SCV rejects any person or group whose actions tarnish or bring dishonor upon the Confederate soldier or his reason for fighting. This particularly applies to those groups and persons using the confederate flag as a symbol of hatred or for their own dishonorable purposes.