Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 1960, Pittsburgh, PA

Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead

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H. L. Hunley Award presented on 30 Apr 2012

Posted by Joseph on May 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The H. L. Hunley Award was presented to Cadet John Yohman at Laurel Highlands High School in Uniontwon , PA on 30 Apr 2012. He is a member of a thriving Air Force JROTC program at the high school. He was presented a certificate and medal, along with a $50 gift. Photos from the ceremony are under the PHOTOS page. It was our honor and pleasure to be present at the event! Thanks to Col. Dennis Jones and all of the hard-working cadets.

March Update

Posted by Joseph on March 11, 2012 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Update 1: Allegheny Cemetery has denied us the permission to place stones for the seven unmarked Confederate soldiers in their cemetery.  They state that since the map for the section has been lost and the exact burial spots are not known, we can't place the stones.  This has come as a shock to us, and we are developing a response and/or alternate plan.  Update 2: The JROTC events will be held in Erie, PA on 9 May 2012 and in Uniontown, PA on 30 Apr 2012.  We...

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March 2012 Meeting

Posted by Joseph on March 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Our Camp decided to sponsor two local JROTC cadet awards at two western PA high schools.  These events will take place in late April and early May.  We also are waiting to hear a response from Allegheny Cemetery on our cemetery project.  Additionally, the camp is looking for a new location to hold our meetings.  We hope to encourage better attendance at our meetings with a new location.  Suggestions are welcome.  (5 members attended the meeting: Chris, Greg, Ron,...

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Posted by Joseph on March 2, 2012 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Monthly meetings have been held over the recent months, but no updates were shown.  SORRY!  The March, 2012 meeting will have a recap posted here!

Doo Dah Days (9 Jul 2011)

Posted by Joseph on July 9, 2011 at 9:11 PM Comments comments (0)

Joe and Bugs attended Doo Dah Days at Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA on 9 Jul 2011.  Many people stopped to talk with us, and it is hoped that a few new members have been found.  Lots of SCV coins and fake Confederate money were handed out - even to adults.  The brochures that we made up recently about the Confederate dead in Allegheny Cemetery were a big hit, too.  Many attendees took them.  The Voices of the Confederacy was there, too, and the VOC provided fla...

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Division Meeting

Posted by Joseph on June 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Chris and Joe attended the Division meeting in Gettysburg, PA on 11 June 2001.  12 people attended the meeting.  The total Division membership is 85.  The JEB Stuart Camp has recovered nicely from difficult times.  Time was spent discussing accurate history of the Civil War.  After the meeting Chris and Joe briefly toured the Battlefield. 

June Meeting Recap

Posted by Joseph on June 8, 2011 at 1:01 AM Comments comments (0)

Plans were made for two Camp members to join the Voices of the Confederacy at "Doo Dah Days" at Allegheny Cemetery on 9 July 2011.  It is hoped that a little positive publicity for the Camp can be generated by talking to people at the event and passing out promotional SCV coins and facts about the Confederacy.  Plans were made for two members to attend the Division meeting on 11 Jun 2011.  It was also pointed out that Allegheny Cemetery is still assessing our efforts to obtain ...

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2011 Memorial Day

Posted by Joseph on May 21, 2011 at 6:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Today (21 May 2011) was a great day for our Camp!  We had a great, although informal, Memorial Day remembrance of the Confedrate dead in Allegheny Cemetery.  Five Camp members were present (Bugs, Chris (and his wife), Ron, Greg, and Joe), as was a member of the Voices of the Confederacy, who brought many large confederate flags to place by the grave markers.  Many pictures were taken, and we placed small Confederate Battle flags and a lone carnation next to the grave marke...

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May Meeting Recap

Posted by Joseph on May 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

No date was set for flag placement since not enough members were present at the meeting.  An email will be sent to all members with the suggested dates of 14, 15, 21, or 22 of May.  It was decided to place Battle Flags of the same size that we did last year.  We also plan to bring large flags and the camp banner to be able to take a decent Camp photo.  Also, all signatures have been obtained and will be presented to Allegheny Cemetery when we pla...

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April Meeting Recap

Posted by Joseph on April 6, 2011 at 11:12 PM Comments comments (0)

We discussed possible plans for enhancing our memorial day service with some sort of added ceremonial service.  The day of the memorial day service will be decided at the next meeting.