Christmas Parades 2019

Murfreesboro SCV Camp #33 will be participating in two Christmas parades: Murfreesboro on Sunday December 8th, the parade starts at 2:00 PM. The starting point is the MTSU parking lot on Rutherford Blvd across from Alumni Drive. If you want to ride to the parade site on the float, meet at the County court clerk’s office on Walnut Street, park your car there and ride to MTSU on the float. The parade ends at the square so your vehicle will be close when the parade is over. We will be leaving for MTSU at 12:00 noon. Otherwise, park close to MTSU and hopefully someone can give you a ride back to you vehicle.

The Eagleville parade is on Saturday December 14th and starts at 11:00 am. The starting point is across from the Eagleville CO-OP. If you want to ride the float to the parade starting point, meet at the Eagleville High School at 10:00 AM and you can ride to the starting point. The parade ends back at the High School.

 Be there in full Confederate Uniform or period dress if you want to march. Everyone else is invited to ride on the float.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

James G. Patterson, Commander

Tennessee Division

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Cell: 615-812-0206


April 2019 Newsletter

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The Rebel Banner
The newsletter of Sons of Confederate Veterans

Murfreesboro Camp #33

2012 SCV Camp of the Year
Volume 18 No. 2 March-April 2019

April is here and the weather is getting nice outside. This is Confederate History Month and there were a lot of events during the War Between the States that happened in April. April 12, 1861, the war started in Charleston South Carolina with the shelling of Fort Sumter. April 6, 1862, the Battle of Shiloh started here in Tennessee. The war ended on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox. April 14, 1865, Union President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford Theater in Washington DC.
We do have a lot to be proud of as decedents of Confederate soldiers and every month is Confederate History Month in the hearts of all members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Murfreesboro SCV Camp #33 was well represented at the Tennessee Division Reunion, a great time was had by everyone. The Shiloh Camp put on an outstanding event, especially since this was the first reunion any of them had attended.
We are going to place a bid to host the 2023 SCV National Reunion. 2012 will be hard to beat and set the bar for reunions since then. We have the experience and talent to make a memorable event. More details will follow. The bid will be placed in March of 2020.
Keep recruiting, the South needs all of her sons. Hooray for Dixie!

John Daniel Morgan June 29, 1942 – April 6, 2019
Compatriot John Morgan passed away Saturday April 6, 2019, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by family. He was born June 29, 1942 in Christiana to the late John Thompson and Regina Wiggs Morgan.
Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy C. Alsup Morgan; children, Michael John Morgan of Christiana, TN, and Jason Daniel Morgan (Jamie Thomas) of Easton, PA; sister, Mary Jane Hollis of Murfreesboro, TN; brother-in-law, Billy Walkup of Beech Grove, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Camp Meetings
Murfreesboro Camp #33 is a descendant camp of the Joseph Palmer Bivouac No. 10 UCV, which was chartered on September 8, 1888. The meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of the month (except for December when it is on the second Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center located at 225 W College St, Murfreesboro, TN. This center is operated by MTSU and houses the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the Center for Historic Preservation as well as several other groups.
Directions: from I-24, take exit 81-B, travel toward Murfreesboro to the Public Square. Go through the Square to the next traffic light at College Street, and turn left. The Heritage Center is located in the second block on the left, at the corner of College and Walnut.
Upcoming Speakers
Meeting Date
May 28 Terry Trigg
June 25 Rich Garcia

Submissions deadline for the May-June issue of The Rebel Banner is June 12.

Commander’s Comments

Greetings fellows compatriots,
As we all know April is Confederate history month. It is more important than ever to live the charge and promote the true history of the South. We have been losing the narrative for years to the point that our own Southern people believe the lies as to the cause of the war. Social media, such as Facebook, is a great way to help promote our cause by sharing articles and the like. Please be careful to what you post or share and what I mean by that is don’t do it blindly if you haven’t read the article. As always feel free to share anything from our Camp Facebook page. This is a great way to reach all the people on your friends list and maybe they’ll share it too.
The TN Division Reunion was held on April 12 & 13 at Pickwick Landing State Park. If you’ve never been to one I would suggest that you do. This is where the business of the division is discussed and voted on. It was a beautiful location and great fellowship was had. The host camp, Battle of Shiloh Camp 1454, is to be commended for their excellent job.
In any organization communication is key to maintaining its health and growth. Please feel free to contact me with any issue you might have and I’ll do my best to help or resolve it. Keep recruiting new members whenever you can and feel free to bring guests to our meetings.
It is OUR duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations. I remain your obedient servant,
James Forbes, Jr. Commander
SCV Murfreesboro Camp 33
Upcoming Events
Supports the preservation and maintenance of the Beechgrove Confederate Park and Cemetery Praters BBQ, 620 Woodbury Hwy, Manchester
April 27, Registration starts @ 9:30 a.m.; Kickstands up @ 11 a.m. (rain date May 4)

Days on the Farm
Sam Davis Home
Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reenactors needed – Contact Kurt Huskey

SCV Mechanized Cavalry Ride to Jefferson Davis Monument
Pembroke, KY
Saturday, May 4, Meeting place and time TBD

Camp Zollicoffer Monument Dedication
631 Hilham Hwy, Livingston, TN Saturday, May 4, 2-4 p.m.

Bates Cemetery Clean-up
Hosted by Sons of Confederate Veterans Maj. Nathaniel Cheairs Camp 2138 Bates Cemetery Road, Centerville, TN
Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Day U.S. Flag Replacement
Evergreen Cemetery Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.
Confederate Memorial Day Service

Confederate Circle, Evergreen Cemetery Sunday, June 2, 2:00 p.m.
Period dress or business attire requested Reenactors needed – Contact Kurt Huskey

Wine on the Veranda
Sam Davis Home
Friday, June 7
VIP Tastings (Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting and food pairing while listening to live music) – 5-6 p.m. – $75; General Admission (Live music, delicious food from local restaurants, and a wide as- sortment of wines) – 6-9 p.m. – $50

17th Annual Southern Heritage Festival
Nathan Bedford Forrest Boyhood Home
Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission $10, Kids 12 & under Free
(Mechanized Calvary members needed to provide parking assistance and security)

Tennessee Division Executive Committee Meeting
Nathan Bedford Forrest Boyhood Home Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.
2019 SCV National Annual Reunion
Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile, Alabama
Wednesday, July 10 – Saturday, July 13
Registration form link:

Old Bedford Memorial Service & Potluck
Bedford Raid Monument, Old City Cemetery Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.
Tennessee SCV Mechanized Cavalry Annual Reunion
Natchez Trace RV Campground, Hohenwald TN September 6-8

Heritage Days
Sam Davis Home
Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reenactors needed – Contact Kurt Huskey

The current phenomenon of removing Confederate monuments, memorials, school names, etc. in our South is nothing more than visible proof of what we suspect, i.e., ignorance is king. Of course, we all know the eradication of all things Confederate is not the goal. The goal is the eradication of the United States, Western culture, capitalism and everything the “West” represents. The Confederacy is simply the low-hanging fruit. Watching the ignorance on display cements the fact that cultural Marxism is rampant in the United States.
The fact that “Southerners” are allowing it is even more perplexing and seems to prove the “Southerners” allowing it are, by and large, not Confederate descendants much less multi-generational Americans. They are, more probably, 1st, 2nd or even 3rd generation new Americans. They had no family here during our successful secession from the Crown. That may be debatable, and may not always be the case in each instance, but the simple fact remains, the ones allowing, aiding and abetting, and perpetuating it are also ignorant. Abjectly ignorant.
Here are a few facts you might want to consider, and we’d bet many of you just don’t know.

  1. While there are monuments to some Confederate generals, the majority of the monuments are to, and state right on them, OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD. There are different phrases in Latin, and they may read differently to the “dead” of a certain county or city. But they are to Confederate DEAD. They are gravestones for the DEAD. When fathers, husbands, sons, grandsons, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and nephews died during that war no bodies were returned home for burial most of the time. The women and family members knew the graves were shallow, picked over and many were buried in mass graves. These monuments are gravestones. Period. We call it “closure” in our day. The monuments were closure for the family members.
  2. The monuments read OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD, not our “white” Confederate dead. The Confederate army was the most diverse in the history of the world. That’s the truth.
  3. Not one single monument is or was erected to white supremacy. That is a damnable lie by damnable liars and those who parrot what they’ve been told, for the sole purpose of the destruction of the United States. Already WWI, WWII and other war memorials are being defaced and vandalized. Even Revolutionary War graves are being disturbed. Imagine that. The ones who won successful secession from the crown for self government are not even safe.
    It’s not about “Confederate” anything. Don’t blink, because they’re coming for you next. That’s the truth.
    Photo a group of Black Confederates at a United Confederate Veterans reunion held in Tampa, FL April 6-8, 1928.
  • Reprinted from Truths of History Facebook page
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    Sons of Confederate Veterans Murfreesboro Camp # 33 P.O. Box 1915 Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1915
    May God Save Dixie!!!!!!!

  • Salute to the Confederate Flag
    I salute the Confederate flag with affection, reverence, and undying devotion, to the Cause for which it stands.
    Edward Ward Carmack’s Pledge To The South
    “The SOUTH is a land that has known sorrows; it is a land that has broken the ashen crust and moistened it with tears; a land scarred and riven by the plowshare of war and billowed with the graves of her dead; but a land of legend, a land of song, a land of hallowed and heroic memories.
    “To that land every drop of my blood, every fiber of my being, every pulsation of my heart, is consecrated forever. I was born of her womb; I was nurtured at her breast; and when my last hour shall come, I pray GOD that I may be pillowed upon her bosom and rocked to sleep within her tender and encircling arms.”

December 2018 events

Three Murfreesboro Camp #33 December events!

Murfreesboro SCV Camp #33 has three big events coming up in December and ya’ll are invited to attend:

Saturday December 8th Eagleville Christmas parade 11:00 amstart time. Be at the Eagleville High school by 9:30 am and ride on the float to the staging area lot at North Main and Oak street. This way when the parade ends you will be back at your vehicle. “A Tennessee Christmas” is the theme for the parade. Period dress or Confederate uniform will be marching and everyone else can ride on the float.

Sunday December 9th, Murfreesboro Christmas parade 2:00 pmstart time. Be at the Rutherford County court clerk’s office, 319 North Maple street, by 10:30 am and ride the float to the staging area at the MTSU parking lot on Rutherford Blvd which is across from Alumni drive. Line up and starting point is Alumni drive. “A Christmas Story” is the theme for the parade. Period dress or Confederate uniform will be marching and everyone else can ride on the float.

If you have parade questions call Richard Hunter at 615-519-7882

Battle of Murfreesboro memorial service, Sunday December 30, 2018. The annual Battle of Murfreesboro memorial service will be held at the Confederate Circle in Evergreen cemetery, 519 Greenland Drive, on Sunday December 30th, 1:00 pm. The Confederate flag that flies over 2,000 Confederate dead will be changed out during this ceremony. Confederate Reenactors are welcomed to participate bring your full gear and be prepared to fire a musket salute. The public is invited.

If you have questions about the memorial call James G Patterson at 615-812-0206