Walter Paye Lane

1817-1892

Welcome Compatriots!
to the web home of
Walter P. Lane #1745
 Sons of Confederate Veterans
Orange, Texas

in beautiful Southeast Texas
Camp email:
camp1745@flatfenders.com
3rd Texas Artillery
(see the Memorial Day poem)
Monthly meetings of Camp 1745 are held at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of the month.  Email us for location.
Mathew 22:37-40.

 
 

Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
    
  "To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit 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 which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Are you also ready to die for your country? Is your life worthy to be remembered along with theirs? Do you choose for yourself this greatness of soul?
    “Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves are triumph and defeat."

Lt. General Steven Dill Lee, New Orleans, La. April 1906, as reported in Confederate Veteran Magazine

Our Links Page

Membership info

Texas Division SCV Calendar of Events

 

 
Salute to the Confederate Flag
(Stand erect, remove your hat and stretch out your right hand, palm up)
"I salute the Confederate Flag with affection, reverence and undying devotion
to the Cause for which it
stands."
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Pledge to the Texas Flag

(Stand erect, remove your hat, place your right hand over your heart)

"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance 
to thee, Texas, one state under God,
one and indivisible.
"

Camp Maneuvers

Orange Order of Confederate Rose

Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit 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 which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals 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."

Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.

Text of full speech
 

                  Camp Calendar

 

2014

Feb. 6 --  Camp Meeting

March 6 -- Camp Meeting

March 8 -- Buna Redbud Festival Parade

March 14 -- Warren School Days Living History, 8am at the High School

April 3 -- Camp Meeting

April 4-6 -- Battle of Pleasant Hill                Last year's photos
                         Reenactor Registration form

April 12 -- Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter, War for Southern Independence began, 1861

April 26 -- Confederate Memorial Day  --   Place flags on grave markers in area cemeteries

May 1 -- Camp Meeting

May 2-4 -- Battle of Port Jefferson, Jefferson, TX
                                 Youtube video of 2008 Saturday Parade

May 10 -- Battle of Calcasieu Pass  150th Anniversary   10am at the Cameron Courthouse
                     Mash here for a good article about the battle
                                               Mash here for a book about the battle

May 26 -- Memorial Day     Cannon salute at Veterans Memorial Park, Port Arthur

June 6-8 -- Texas SCV Reunion, Houston

 


                          

Great articles here:  http://lists.topica.com/lists/southernheritage/read


"Confederate Memorial of the Wind" -- coming soon.  Support this project by buying inscribed bricks with your ancestor's name and unit and other info. 
Applications in Word format:  4x8 brick    8x8 brick    12x12 brick
Photos of work progress

 

Let's Say Thanks                               

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I Am Their Flag
April is Confederate History Month
Robert E. Lee -- Patriot and American Hero
Video about the Corwin Amendment
" Any society which suppresses the heritage of its conquered minorities, prevents their history and denies them their symbols, has sown the seeds of its own destruction."
   -- Sir William Wallace, 1281 A.D.

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"The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. Put beside it, all the whoopings of the Websters, Sumners and Everetts seem gaudy and silly. It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely like it is to be found in the whole range of oratory. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous.

But let us not forget that it is oratory, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it! Put it into the cold words of everyday! The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i. e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. Am I the first American to note the fundamental nonsensicality of the Gettysburg address? If so, I plead my aesthetic joy in it in amelioration of the sacrilege."
    - H. L. Mencken

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To those who yet contend that Lincoln and the Union went to war "to make men free," how do they respond to the fact that when the war began, with the firing on Fort Sumter, there were more slave states inside the Union (8) than in the Confederacy (7)?
Four Southern states, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas, had remained loyal.  They did not wish to secede; they did so only after Lincoln put out a call for 75,000 volunteers for any army to invade and subjugate the Deep South.

The War was not about slavery -- click here to read the truth

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Lord Russell, British foreign minister during the War Between the States, wrote: “It is dreadful to think that hundreds of thousands of men are being slaughtered for the purpose of preventing the Southern States from acting on those very principles of independence which, in 1776, were asserted by the whole of America against this country.”

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The cause of the so-called "Civil War" in one sentence:

"Whether the Federal Government should be an agent (and subservient) to the States and the People or whether the States and the People shall be subservient to the Federal Government."

This is the crux of the whole matter. It wasn't about slavery except in the broad sense that the People would become slaves if the Federal Government was victorious. It wasn't even about tariffs or crony capitalism (fascism) or Sectional st...
rife. It was, first and foremost, to determine whether we would be a nation of laws or a nation of men; whether we would truly be a republic or an oligarchy; whether we would have a government with enumerated powers determined by the People and the States or a government with total power under which the States were mere counties and the People mere subjects.

Of course, we all know which side was triumphant and never has that fact been made more clear than in our current situation in which our Masters no longer deign to hide their tyranny and "We the People" are reduced to serfs.

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"Does the propriety of discussing the causes of the War Between the States belong exclusively to Northern writers and speakers? Did the South, when she laid down her arms, surrender the right to state in self-justification her reasons for taking them up? If not, I fail to see how it can be improper, when perpetuating the memory of the Confederate dead, at least to attempt to correct false and injurious representations of their aims and deeds and to hand down their achievements to posterity as worthy of honorable remembrance." 
 
  --  Robert Catlett Cave 1911

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 "We feel that our cause is just and holy; we protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace at any sacrifice save that of honor and independence; we ask no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States with which we were lately confederated; all we ask is to be let alone; that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms.” 

 -- President Jefferson Davis, 29 April 1861


"I tried all in my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, for twelve years I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination."

-- President Jefferson Davis, CSA

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Lee Defends His Actions
 
“…General Robert E. Lee, now president of Washington College…was writing a letter to R.S. McCulloch which showed that Lee too was in the same unrepentant state. ”Every brave people who considered their rights attacked and their constitutional liberties invaded,” it ran, “would have done as we did. Our conduct was not caused by any insurrectional spirit, nor can it be termed a rebellion; for our construction of the Constitution under which we lived and acted was the same from its adoption, and for eighty years we had been taught and educated by the founders of the Republic, and their written declarations, which controlled our consciences and actions. The epithets that have been heaped upon us of “rebels” and “traitors” have no just meaning, nor are they believed in by those who understand the subject, even at the North…” 
 
(Jefferson Davis, Joseph McElroy, Smithmark Books, 1995 (original 1937), pp. 614-615)

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Quote from John W. Flinthaw, Sgt. CL 8 VA. Cav. 2 BrigG 2 Div. Cav. Corps:

To Horse To Horse The Sabers Gleam High,
Sounds our bugle call combined by honor sacred tie.
Our word is Land and Liberty,
March Forward One and All.

FROM WALLIN BCORWS WAR BARG. APRIL 1 1864 RICHMOND,VA
(inscription found in a Bible)
More on this quote:  mash here

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"I say we cannot know your suffering, but this we do know; We love and honor you, veterans, and are justly proud of the heritage you have given us.  Just so long as warm blood flows in the veins of man, so long will the words 'Confederate Veteran' cause that blood to tingle with glorious pride, and, if there be one among us, born in our glorious Southland who is not so thrilled, every drop of stagnant blood proclaims him bastard to the South - a coward to all the world."

  --  Joseph Powell Pippen, Esq.
(Brock Townsend's Grandfather)
Excerpt from his speech on August 10th, 1911 to a Confederate Veteran gathering on Confederate Memorial Day at "Mosby Hall," Littleton, NC, the plantation of Brock's great-Grandfather, Private, "Captain" Lt. Colonel John Pelopidas Leach.

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"All we ask is to be let alone – that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms...The moment that this pretension is abandoned, the sword will drop from our grasp...So long as is maintained...we must continue to struggle for our inherent right to freedom, independence, and self government."

President Jefferson Davis, Confederate States of America

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"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."
--  General Robert E. Lee

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"If the Union was formed by the secession of States then the Union may be dissolved by the secession of States."

-- Daniel Webster, American statesman and senator from Massachusetts,
February 15, 1833

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the oldest and largest organization of descendants of Confederate fighting men from the War for Southern Independence. 

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America.  The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution, and it was not fought about slavery.  The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.  These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this 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 is the largest and oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers from the War for Southern Independence.  Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

  A member must be over the age of 12 and be the descendant of a Confederate soldier.  If you are interested in joining, please click on the Membership Info link at left, or contact us at the email addresses at the top and bottom of this page.

SCV Hurricane Relief Fund
 
A fund has been established to aid compatriots whose homes and livelihoods have been devastated by Hurricanes such as 2005's Katrina and Rita. 
Send your contribution to:

SCV RELIEF FUND
P.O. BOX 59
COLUMBIA, TN 38402-0059

On the memo line insert "Hurricane Relief"
Links to:
Niblett's Bluff Info

Our Ancestors

In Memorium:  Charles Heath will be missed ...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNahT3o1fl4 

We may be reached at   camp1745@flatfenders.com
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