Editor, The Immortal Six Hundred chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has been organized and is active in the community in Richmond Hill.
The Immortal Six Hundred is the name given after the war to the 600 Confederate officers who were starved and abused by the Union government while POWs.
The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. Along with the defense of their homes, the preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South’s decision to fight the second American Revolution. The men who defended the South were not rebels. They were patriots.
The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our society and represent the foundation on which our nation was built.
Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.
The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized in Richmond, Va., in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic and non-political associated dedicated to insuring a that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved. Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants, age 12 or older, regardless of race or creed, of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.
The Immortal Six Hundred Chapter meets once each month on every second Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call me at (912) 585-9144 or William Hagin at (912) 414-3850.
Al Perry, brigade commander with the 6th Ga. Division of the SCV