Commentary on contemporary and historical issues related to Confederate Heritage.
The South's Defenders Monument
Lake Charles, Louisiana
The Fighting First Louisiana Infantry
The 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment was one of the hardest fighting units of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the War for Southern Independence. This is its story.
Swamp Angels: A History of the 11th Battalion (Spaight's) Texas Volunteers
From the First Battle of Sabine Pass to battles in Louisiana, the 11th Battalion (Spaight's) Texas Volunteers fought in defense of Texas and Southern Independence.
Niblett's Bluff in the War Between the States by Michael Dan Jones
This is the story of an important Confederate fortification on the Texas-Louisiana border.
General Mouton's Regiment: The 18th Louisiana Infantry by Michael Dan Jones
This is the history of General Alfred Mouton's regiment, the 18th Louisiana Infantry, which he led throughout the War for Southern Independence, from Shiloh to Mansfield. Click on image for more information.
Confederate Guards Response Battalion
History of the one of the hardest fighting Louisiana units during the War for Southern Independence.
1st Louisiana Zouaves
This is the story of one of the most unique and famed Louisiana units in the War for Southern Independence, the 1st Louisiana Zouaves . Made up largely of foreigners from many countries, the men wore the gaudy French Zouave uniform and fought with a fierce determination for the new Southern Republic.
Dick Dowling and the Jefferson Davis Guard
This is the story of one of the most famous and celebrated Confederate units. Click on image for details.
Confederate States Rangers of the 10th Louisiana Infantry
Company K in the War for Southern Independence
Lt. Col. King Bryan of Hood's Texas Brigade
Freedom Fighter for Texas and Southern Independence
The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou by Michael Dan Jones
This is a concise history of the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi from December 26-29, 1862. Also covered are the preliminary cavalry raids of generals Earl Van Dorn and Nathan Bedford Forrest. The book contains maps, photographs and illustrations, bibliography and index.
9th Battalion Louisiana Infantry
This is the history of the 9th Battalion Louisiana Infantry which fought at the Battle of Baton Rouge and the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana in the War for Southern Independence. The unit took part in the famous charge of Allen's Brigade at Baton Rouge. The men of the unit were fighting in defense of their own home area since most were from East Baton Rouge and nearby parishes. Click on image for more information.
Mouton's Charge at the Battle of Mansfield and the Red River Campaign
This is the story of the famous attack at the Battle of Mansfield, La., April 8, 1864, led by Brig. Gen. Alfred Mouton.
The Vicksburg 28th Louisiana Infantry
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The Tiger Rifles: The Making of a Louisiana Legend
The Toughest Fighting Men in the Confederate Army
The Battle of Calcasieu Pass
A history of the May 6, 1864 battle in Southwest Louisiana between two Union gunboats and a diverse group of Confedrates. Click photo for more information.
WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE SESQUICENTENNIAL IS UNDERWAY
The SCV's official sesquicentennial logo.
By Mike Jones
A survey of War For Southern Independence Web Sites shows they have multiplied as we get closer to the kick-off date. Of course the kick-off date can be a variety of dates, including the 1860 presidential campaign, the 1860 election, and the secession of South Carolina. The newly elected commander-in-chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Michael Givens of South Carolina, officially proclaimed the sesquicentennial underway at national reunion of the organization in August.
The SCV has started a special sesquicentennial society that is raising money to build a new Confederate Museum as the group's international headquarters in Columbia, Tennessee. It is also creating a fund for promoting the bicentennial, 200th anniversary, for the years 2060-2065 as a commitment to the future of the organization and to the coming generation who will be the Sons of Confederate Veterans' leaders of the future. Here is a link to the SCV Sesquicentennial website, Confederate 150.
Here are some planned SCV Sesquicentennial events for 2011:
2010 - Charleston, SC- December 2010
The Confederate Heritage Trust, in partnership with the South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is currently in the planning stages for what will be a grand and memorable Secession play and Ball. This event will commemorate and celebrate the state of South Carolina for the second time becoming an independent nation on December 20th 1860. The evening will begin with a theatrical play recreating the Convention and the men that cast their votes to remove South Carolina from the union know as These United States. Many of the actors will be local and State celebrities and personalities.
Immediately following the play a grand ball and reception will follow with a joyous night of music, dancing, food and drink. The Charleston Gaillard auditorium will be our venue for both events. As an added bonus The State Archives and History Department will have the original Ordinance of Secession available for all to see and enjoy.
The Confederate Heritage Trust and the South Carolina Division would like to personally invite you to attend this once in a lifetime event! Please purchase tickets and sponsorships now while space is available and we look forward to seeing you there. Remember all tickets and sponsorships are tax deductible. For more information go to, Secession Gala.
2011 - Montgomery, AL-February 19, 2011
It is time to mark your calender for the SCV Sesquicentennial Event to be held in Montgomery, AL on Saturday February 19, 2011. This event will feature a parade up Dexter Avenue to the Alabama State Capitol Building, a reenactment of the swearing in of President Jefferson Davis and a selection of speakers at the Capitol Building. Just like was done for the Flag Rally in 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina and for the Hunley Funeral in Charleston in 2004 - it is IMPERATIVE that this event be well attended. We must show the world that we will not permit the History and Heritage of the Confederacy to be forgotten and unobserved during the Sesquicentennial.
Below are the locations of national SCV sesquicentennial events in the following years: