Capt. C.F. Connor, Camp #849

Blue Ridge Brigade, NC Division
Hickory, North Carolina

 

Confederate Memorial Day Celebration - May 14, 2013 - On Court House Square, Newton, NC
The Honor & Color Guard and OCR Burke Tiger Lillies of the Burke Tigers, Camp 2162, Valdese, NC
 Speaker for Memorial Service was Elgie McGalliard, Blue Ridge Bridgade Commander.
Shown, left to right: Mick Clark, Elgie McGalliard, Allen Seagle, Dale Berry, Darin Deal, Rheba Houser, Randy Deal And Jeffrey McGalliard.
[Photo by Burke Tiger Lillies OCR Member, Helen Whisnant]

 


Kenneth Johnson, Jr. (October 14, 1952 - October 17, 2014)

An era has passed. A man of great personal integrity and purpose of mind has left us. He supported a noble cause and made no compromise of principles. His shoes will not only be difficult to fill...they will be impossible to fill. As the years pass, those who respect the dignity and unwavering patriotic fervor for a lost era are fast disappearing. 'Rosebud' was rough around the edges but he was a gentle man who inspired all those who knew him. His departure will forever leave a void in the hearts of those who love our nation and respect our traditions. He unashamedly believed in the cause of the Confederate States of America and always sought to tell the true story of a conflict that claimed over half a million American lives. He founded the C.F. Connor Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was always ready to tell the story of the camp namesake, a Captain who was killed by Union forces, becoming the last Confederate officer to die in what came to be known as the Civil War. Johnson always preferred to call the conflict what it truly was: "The War of Northern Aggression." At camp meetings, as long as health permitted, he insisted on repeating the charge given by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee at the first convention of the United 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 generations.

Today, men and women pass from this life to the next. The lives they lived and the accomplishments they achieved mark the brief time they spent on this earth. Ken Johnson left a mark and touched many lives during his life-long journey. Those who had heard of him, respected him. Those who knew him, loved him. We are all the poorer with his passing.

 

 

Our 2014 Monthly Meetings
The second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
at the Southside Community Building


Our Camp Christmas Dinner will be held on

Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 at

 BOXCAR RESTAURANT, Claremont, NC

Come enjoy the food and fellowship, but please R.S.V.P


We do miss you when you are not here !!!!!

Please plan on attending. We have worked hard to
 bring  speakers to our camp and your attendance is
 necessary in order to continue to attract them.

Write us an email at nc57e@yahoo.com


Sons of Confederate Veterans
Host Camp of the 2002 & 2003 NC State SCV Convention
 

Our reason for existance,
What we stand for,
Our charge.

Catawba County in the War Between the States

OUR PROJECTS of RESTORATION & PRESERVATION


OUR PLEDGES

  Salute to the North Carolina Flag

I salute the North Carolina Flag and pledge to
the Old North State Love, Loyalty and Faith.

Salute to the Confederate Flag

I salute the Confederate Flag with affection, reverence
and undying devotion to the Cause for which it stands.

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.

Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,  United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.


HISTORIC DATES IN CONFEDERATE HISTORY


A GUIDE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA
MILITARY ORGANIZATION 1861-1865


OLD SOLDIER'S REUNION RECOLLECTIONS


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