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Camp News and Updates:
Next Meeting: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7pm at the Rome Library
Speaker To Be Announced
Spirits of the Civil War: Where Romans Rest - October 19, 10am
Description: Mingle with residents of Myrtle Hill and learn more about the permanent residents of the cemetery holding the greatest heroes and heroines of Rome’s past. The cemetery dates to 1857 and is the final resting place for 20,000 of Rome’s most notable residents including 400 Civil War graves. Spectators will firsthand see and hear their stories and significance to Rome’s development into a modern city. Tours depart at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30am and 12pm from Veteran’s Plaza at the front of the cemetery. This tour includes a moderate to strenuous walk with steep steps and slopes involved. Stories are not intended for young children. Website: www.RomeGeorgia.org
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.
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.
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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.