February 4, 2016
Our brothers in Georgia have declared a boycott of New Orleans because of the savage attack on our Confederate Heritage. I personally think that this is a good ideal and that Arkansas Division along with all other divisions should join them in this boycott and stand up for what is right. I want to hear your thoughts.
Chairman Tom Bird
Sons of Confederate Veterans
THE GEORGIA DIVISION, SCV CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF NEW ORLEANS BY ALL SOUTHERNERS
(ATLANTA – February 4, 2016) In response to the disgraceful actions of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council that voted on December 17, 2015 to remove the historic monuments of General Robert E. Lee, General P.G.T. Beauregard and President Jefferson Davis, the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans does hereby declare a Boycott of the City of New Orleans. The Georgia Division encourages all Members and their families in Georgia and Nationally, as well as all Southerners, to cease all plans to visit or do any business in the City of New Orleans unless and until such time as the citizens and businesses of the City apply sufficient pressure to rescind the decision of the current administration in cleansing the City of its proud Confederate heritage.
The Georgia Division strongly condemns New Orleans Mayor and City Council actions of hate and contempt aimed directly at the history and heritage of the New Orleans and the Southern people. We as descendants of Southern Soldiers are offended and insulted by the removal of these historical monuments. This is a perfect example of the divisive and contentious actions that individuals like New Orleans Mayor and the City Council intentionally seek to bring discord and division to the people of our great Nation. There is absolutely no difference between the terrorist actions of New Orleans Mayor and City Council and those of the Taliban and ISIS in their on-going endeavor of the destruction of cultural and historical heritage.
Whereas, the Robert E. Lee Monument dedicated in 1884 in New Orleans, Louisiana is a historic monument dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and
Whereas, the Dignitaries present at the Robert E. Lee Monument dedication on February 22, 1884 — George Washington’s birthday — included former Confederate President Jefferson Davis, two daughters of General Lee, and Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard; and
Whereas, the Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard equestrian statue stands at the main entrance to City Park and was officially unveiled in 1915, designed by New York sculptor Alexander Doyle and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and
Whereas, P.T.G Beauregard was a Louisiana native, who was trained at West Point and served as an engineer in the US-Mexican War and as a general in the Confederate Army, Beauregard commanded defenses at Fort Sumter at the onset of the war and led troops in several battles; and
Whereas, after the war, Beauregard served as president of the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad and an interstate railroad and advocated for increased civil rights and suffrage for recently freed slaves; and
Whereas, the Jefferson Davis Monument, that was dedicated on February 22, 1911 at the intersection of Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway. Popularly known as the Jeff Davis Monument, the 6-foot, 4-inch full-length bronze portrait of Jefferson Davis, the former Presidency of the Confederacy from 1861-1865; and
Whereas, the Mayor and the City Council of New Orleans voted on December 17, 2015 to remove the historic monuments of General Robert E. Lee, General P.G.T. Beauregard and President Jefferson Davis and this despicable action was reconfirmed by Federal U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on January 26, 2016 when he ruled that the city of New Orleans may relocate the statues; and
Whereas, the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans’ charge is to protect and preserve the glorious history of the Southland, the good name of the Confederate Soldier, and his banners and monuments; and
Whereas, the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans strongly condemns any interference with any Monuments or displays that honor our Nation’s Veterans and their leaders and condemns the actions of the Mayor and the City Council of New Orleans who are acting in the same manner as terrorist groups in the Middle East such as ISIS and the Taliban who are engaged in the destruction of cultural and historical heritage; and
Now, therefore, be it resolved the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans does hereby declare a Boycott of the City of New Orleans and encourages all Members and their families in Georgia and Nationally, as well as all Southerners, to cease all plans to visit or do any business in the City of New Orleans unless and until such time as the citizens and businesses of the City apply sufficient pressure to rescind the decision of the current administration in cleansing the City of its proud Confederate heritage.
This, the 4th day of February 2016.
Jack Bridwell, Division Commander
Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans
For more information about the Sons of Confederate Veterans, contact the Georgia SCV at 404-271-8473 or online at
Special Update Heritage Operations
The registration information is on the main page at http://www.arkansasscv.org.
January 15, 2016
Update Heritage Operations
As you have probably heard Governor Asa Hutchinson has called for the separation of the Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King state holiday. To some, this was a surprise after the lengthy battle in the Spring of 2015 to do the same thing, which was defeated twice. Just to let you know that we will fight again and again, if need be. This is going to take the effort of every Arkansan that cares about there history. We need to immediately start contacting all of our Representatives, State Senators and Governors office. Let them know to leave General Robert E. Lee state holiday alone. This is an election year and you will find them willing to listen. I have already talked with several, some in office and some running for office. It will be easier to defeat if we start now. Let your voices be heard. Remember these people work for you, they count on your votes and they need to know how you feel about the destruction of our Southern history. There will be NO VOTES FOR TURNCOATS
Heritage Operations Chairman
January 19, 2016
Who was Robert Edward Lee?
Let’s take a look at his father. Lieutenant Colonel (Light-Horse) Henry Lee. Henry Lee fought in alot of major battles of the American Revolution. He was also in the Virginia House Delicates, in Congress and the Governor of Virginia. Henry believed and fought for the Bill of Rights, as you know, limits government especially federal. A lot of the people you see as the signers of the Constitution visited the Arlington House, which was Lee’s home. You can only imagine the conversations that took place there in the forming of THESE UNITED STATES. So much for friends of the family. Let that sink in.
Chairman Tom Bird
Compatriots and friends,
WHEREAS, on January 14, 2016, the New Orleans case is brought before the legal system for hearing, determination, and decision; and
WHEREAS, it is vital that Southern Heritage be protected via the preservation of the Southern Monuments in the city of New Orleans; and
WHEREAS, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is the premiere Southern Heritage organization in the United States.
NOW, THEREFORE, I Charles Kelly Barrow, Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate veterans, do hereby proclaim Thursday, January 14, 2016,as:
“A DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE PRESERVATION OF SOUTHERN HERITAGE”
for all members and friends of the Sons of Confederate Veterans,
PROCLAIMED this 13th day of January, 2016.
Charles Kelly Barrow
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Now is the time for us to start making contact with local schools in Arkansas for the annual Hunley award. Below is a comprehensive list of JROTC units in the state. Note: you do not have to just contact a Navy JROTC, as this award is for any JROTC cadet. If you have any questions about the program, contact Trip Wilson, whose contact info is in the Division Officer’s list on Arkansasscv.org.
Click JROTC for the full list of JROTC programs in the state.