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John K. McNeill SCV Camp #674
PO Box 1353
Moultrie, Georgia 31776
Join us for the our monthly meetings.  They are held the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the  Museum of Colquitt County History, Moultrie, Georgia


Robert E. Lee Remembered


About the SCV.........
     The Sons of Confederate Veterans are organized with the mission to honor and memorialize the principles, sacrifices and history of our ancestors. This is our Southern heritage which is today threatened by some who wish to deny us our rights. There are those who would like to enforce their will on all America to eliminate all historical reference to the Confederacy. Revisionist "historians" have distorted our ancestors lives and we wish the truth to be known. We are an organization based on heritage, not hate.
     In 1896, the Sons of Confederate Veterans was founded by the veterans and progeny of veterans who fought in the War Between the States. The Sons of Confederate Veterans was established as, and remains, an independent organization that supports the protection and preservation of Confederate heritage. Current members are descendants of the original defenders of Confederate heritage and are not aligned or affiliated with any other organization other than the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.
Learn your history!  Read "A Southern View of History: The War for Southern Independence-The Other Side of the Coin".  Now available on line or by CD-ROM.  Go to for details.
The mission of the SCV is best said with the Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans given by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, CSA, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, 1906:

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit 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 he loved and 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".

History of the John K. McNeill SCV Camp #674-Moultrie, Georgia
     The current SCV Camp #674 in Moultrie was re-chartered from a defunct camp that closed down during the great depression. Our number came from their camp. The date on our charter is 21 September 1987, although we held our chartering ceremony Saturday, 21 January 1988, at the Old Greenfield Church (established circa 1850) with founding Commander, Jack Bridwell, Jr.  
     Our first public function was for Confederate Memorial Day observance on 24 April 1988 with the presentation of a Real Daughter's pen to Mrs. Susie Taylor Herring. She passed away in 2001 and is still wearing this pen.  
     Our first Lee/Jackson Day celebration was held 20 January 1989 in conjunction with the Albany & Quitman SCV Camps.
     4 May 1989 was our first CSA Headstone ceremony to honor Timothy Lanier, a 17 year old soldier who died of typhoid fever two weeks after leaving for the war. His body was brought back home for burial in the Shade Murphy Private Cemetery. His grave had been unmarked for 128 years until our service.  
     In March 1990, we began a living history event to benefit Old Greenfield Church portraying its own history beginning circa 1850s with descendants of the founding pioneers. After five years, we dedicated a historical marker complete with text (and SCV emblem) telling the story of the site which includes the fact that it was used as a recruiting station and a field hospital during the War Between the States.  
     2 June 1990 brought the Moultrie SCV into participating with the UDC at the annual event at the Jefferson Davis Memorial Park, Irwinville, Georgia at the park director's request, Mrs. Mary Ann Powell.  This led to the Georgia Division taking up this support for the park until the state took back operations in 1997.  
     September of 1997 was our first living history benefit for a second historical site, Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, established September 2, 1826.  The present building was constructed circa 1860-61. With only six members, our event provides them needed operational monies. Forty-seven Confederate Veterans are buried there.  Each year they are honored with a candlelight memorial service. We have excellent participation and support from all area camps at this event.  
     In June 1995, we helped co-host the 98th SCV Georgia Division Reunion in Albany/Radium Springs, Georgia
 Beginning back in October of 1996, our annual fund raiser booth is manned at the Sunbelt Agriculture Expo in Moultrie, North America's largest farm show. It amounts to three days of hard work for the camp, but those that visit the Expo and our booth love our CSA related merchandise.  During the Expo event the camp shares information from a computerized Confederate Ancestor database, allowing searches free of charge. It's inspiring to see the interest citizens have when they are researching and finally discover their Confederate roots.  
     On 24 April 1999, we held our Confederate Memorial Service coinciding with the opening of the Colquitt County's Museum of History.  At this event we unveiled a handsome colonial style framed memorial listing the names of the 77 Colquitt County War Between the States casualties.  This memorial is housed in the museums Confederate Room. Our Camp continues to hold our monthly meetings at the museum the second Monday night of the month.  The camp also continues to contribute items to enhance the displays in the Confederate Room.  
     In June 2002 our camp hosted the 105th Reunion of the Georgia Division of SCV.  Part of this reunion was the ceremony to dedicate 77 engraved square bricks with listing the names of Colquitt County's known WBTS casualties set in at the Confederate Monument on the courthouse lawn.  This is a long over due tribute to our brave ancestors. 
     On October 20, 2207 Camp 674 celebrated its 20th anniversary of formation.


We honor all those who served with honor in the Georgia Regiments, but in particular we wish to honor our local regiments:
Company H, 50th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry -"Colquitt Marksmen/Colquitt Volunteers", formed 4 March1862
Company C, 11th Regiment, Georgia State Guard Cavalry, "Tillman's Company", formed August 1863
Companies E & G, 12th Regiment, Georgia Militia, formed in March 1864 
26 April 1903
75 Colquitt County Confederate Veterans are pictured here gathering on the Courthouse steps to receive their Southern Cross of Honor from the Moultrie Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  22 additional medals were presented later that year. 
A photograph of the original flag for Co. H, 50th GA Volunteer Infantry "Colquitt Marksmen".
Taken while on display in Moultrie, GA  for the 100th anniversary of the local UDC Chapter.
The  Flag about 48" square, one side has a sleeve for a pole, not the standard ties and is of cotton bunting.  Note the orientation of the stars.
"Warriors of the Wiregrass"

By Compatriot John A. Griffin
Would you like to learn more about Georgia regiments and also help support the cause of Southern Heritage?
Order your copy of "Warriors of the Wiregrassa soft-bound, 8-1/2 x 11 publication, consisting 500+ pages, covering the history of 14 Regiments Georgia Regiments:
1st Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 4th Cavalry (Clinch), 10th Battalion Infantry, 11th Cavalry-State Guards, 20th Battalion Cavalry, 20th Volunteer Infantry, 29th Volunteer Infantry, 49th Volunteer Infantry, 50th Volunteer Infantry, 54th Volunteer Infantry, 61st Volunteer Infantry, 63rd Volunteer Infantry. 64th Volunteer Infantry, and Coffee County Revengers Local Defense information on researching Confederate ancestors, obtaining Veterans Administration grave markers for Confederate veterans, SCV Iron Crosses and more.
The author has donated all receipts from the sale of this book directly to the Moultrie SCV Camp to support Confederate History and Heritage preservation programs and the continuing fight to save our Southern Heritage. The retail price is $50.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Not a bad price when compared to single abbreviated regimental histories sold by others "up North" at $8-$15 each or cost of $112-$210 if purchased separately and having much less detail!  Discounts for current SCV & UDC members (20% off) and for bulk orders, schools, libraries, and teachers. Please contact the camp for discount information.
If you are interested send a check or money order made payable to:
Moultrie SCV Camp #674
P.O. Box 1213 
Moultrie, GA 31776.  
Please include your name, address, and phone number. Inquiries about the book, discounts, ordering, or content can be sent via email to Mr. Jack Bridwell, Moultrie SCV Camp or calling  (229) 985-8409
Please pass along to others as every book sold goes to preserve our Southern Heritage.
John K. McNeill SCV Camp #674, Moultrie, GA