Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought.
To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation
of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him
glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your Duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana,
April 25, 1906.
|United Confederate Veterans Camp 1227 Bulloch Co.
|Wednesday July 19, 1911
The purpose of our Camp, and indeed the entire Sons of Confederate Veterans organization, can best be summed up in the
above Charge. It is up to us as Sons of Confederate Veterans, descendants of those proud men who went off to war to defend
their homes and families from an invading army, to insure their sacrifice is never forgotten. We do this through memorializing
the dead, creating programs or listening to others' programs concerning the late War Between the States, and by attempting
to teach the youth of Dixie just who the Confederate soldier really was.