General Orders International Headquarters
No. 1 Columbia, Tennessee
9 September 2010
To all Camp Commanders:
Our heritage is under attack! We live in the land of the free, yet, the simple act of placing a Confederate Battle Flag on the grave of a soldier that gave his life to protect his country and home from invasion has been denied many times over throughout our Southland. SCV Camps have been disallowed to join other patriotic organizations in parades and other civic displays of local pride.
Our children are taught from books written in the North by Northern authors that at best, leave out the great stories of our valiant Southern heroes or at worst, paint them as demons.
Some of our battles may be best fought with small local units, more accustomed to the local climate and political terrain. But there are situations that require the full force and might of a well-educated and determined army.
The key to victory in all battles is communication. From the battle of Bannockburn to Bagdad, man’s greatest armies have relied on communications to get their men in the best possible position for attack or defense.
The Sesquicentennial of the War for Southern Independence has begun. The
SCV needs to improve communications. If you want to be involved with the
coming battles to protect and strengthen our grand heritage then heed the
- Appoint a Communications Officer in your Camp. His responsibilities
will be to receive information from the Division, Army and National
levels and report to you. Either he or you will relay outcomes,
successful or not, back up the line so we may learn from the outcomes.
- Create a Camp email address strictly for this project. I suggest using a
free Internet account such as gmail, hotmail or the like, so that the mail can be accessed from any computer. If you do not have a computer, check with the local library or a friend. Instruct your communications officer to regularly check this account and/or do this yourself.
- Once you have the email account send the address to your Division
- Also, send an email to Bryan Sharp, SCV membership coordinator, with a request to be signed up to receive the SCV Telegraph. Bryan’s email address is: email@example.com (I encourage you to offer this option to all of your members with current email accounts.)
- At the conclusion of your term as Camp Commander, pass the email
address and password on to your successor.
- Collect an email address from all Camps.
- Send the addresses to the office of Jim “Spike” Speicher, Chief of Staff,
firstname.lastname@example.org or one of his designated deputies.
Once this system is in place, each Camp will receive the SCV Telegraph and all other important information from the national office in a timely manner.
You will be busy conducting your own Camp activities, which may include local battles concerning our heritage. But there will come the time that we will be tested on a large scale. We must be ready. Help me put this mechanism in place and we will win our battles and help secure a bright future for our own Southern progeny.
By the order of the Commander-in-Chief
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