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Camp Goals

Life of Turner Ashby
History of the Camp
  • Honor the commitment and sacrifices of our Confederate ancestors.
  • Celebrate and honor our links with the past through our Confederate heritage.
  • Promote brotherhood and friendship between camp members through our common links.
  • Promote study and understanding of the War Between the States.
  • Promote Confederate heritage preservation and be prepared to defend its desecration by those who are ignorant of the Constitutional history of this great country.
  • Recruit more “Sons” who perpetuate these values and wish to preserve their Southern heritage.

Quotes that serve as the basis of our Camp Goals

Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

“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.”
General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander in Chief, United Confederate Veterans
April 24, 1906

“Everyone should do all in his power to collect and disseminate the truth, in the hope that it may find a place in history and descend to posterity. History is not the relation of campaigns and battles and generals or other individuals, but that which shows the principles for which the South contended and which justified her struggle for those principles.” General Robert E. Lee

“The Confederate soldiers were our kinfolk and our heroes. We testify to the country our enduring fidelity to their memory. We commemorate their valor and devotion. There were some things that were not surrendered at Appomatox. We did not surrender our rights in history, nor was it one of the conditions of surrender that unfriendly lips should be suffered to tell the story of that war or that unfriendly hands should write the epitaphs of the Confederate dead. We have a right to teach our children the true history of that war, the causes that led up to it, and the principles involved.”
Senator Edward W. Carmack, 1903

SCV Virginia Div
The Camp falls under the 4th Brigade of the Virginia Division
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This silk flag measuring roughly 4 x 6 feet was presented by the “Ladies of Salem” in Fauquier County, Virginia to the Mountain Rangers, commanded by Turner Ashby. As early as 1853 the rangers patrolled the county to protect locals from rioting railroad workers and suspected abolitionists. After the Civil War began the unit was merged into the Seventh Virginia Cavalry. General Ashby used this as his headquarters flag until his death. In gold embroidery the motto on the flag reads: “our liberty, our rights, our honor.”

Original Author: Ladies of Salem, Fauquier County, Virginia; Created: 1853–1862

Courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Virginia and the Museum of the Confederacy, photography by Katherine Wetzel

For information about our Camp and how to join us, please email: commander@turnerashbycavalry.com.

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