The Sons of Confederate Veterans, founded in 1896, is a patriotic, historical and educational society of the male descendants of the men who served in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the War Between the States, 1861-1865. It is non-political, non-sectarian, and does not promote or condone any racial or ethnic agenda. The purpose of the SCV is to preserve and protect the history and heritage of the Confederate soldier, and to see that a true history of the War Between the States is passed on to future generations.
Camp 1708 has provided support during the past year to the
Antietam National Battlefield; the Chickamauga Nat'l Military Park in Georgia;
the Gettysburg Foundation; the Oakwood Cemetery
Restoration Committee in Virginia; the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield; and
contributed a rare book published in 1912 and worth nearly a thousand
dollars to the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Goodlett Memorial
Library in Richmond, Virginia. There are several others listed on
the Support page.
Check out the complete list. We need your support to continue our work!
The Camp 1708 meets the second Thursday each month at 7:00 PM.
The Meeting will be held at the Old Chicago
restaurant located at 1656 Alma School Road in Mesa. Here is a
map to the location.
Meetings are open to anyone interested..
For the first time in Arizona the SCV National Leadership will meet on 2 June in Mesa at the Windemere Resort. This meeting will be held the day following the SCV AZ Division Annual Reunion at the same location. The Leadership Conference will bring SCV leadership people from all over the country to our fair city and will be hosted by Camp 1708. Please plan to participate. Complete information as it develops will be available on the link below.
The Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 was chartered in 1995 and serves the eastern half of Arizona's Valley of the Sun. Members come from east Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Apache Junction and other East Valley communities.
Membership inquiries should be directed to the Camp Adjutant.
"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."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana,
April 25, 1906