Lt. General Stephen D. Lee ~ 1906
The Walker's Greyhound Camp #2338
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at
Spring Creek BBQ
5810 S. Broadway Ave
Tyler TX 75703
6:00 PM to Eat
7:00 PM Meeting
The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved. Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either lineal or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically.
The name "Walker's Greyhounds" was the nickname of the famed "Walker's Texas Division". Walker's Texas Division was organized at Camp Nelson, near Austin, Arkansas, in October 1862. The only division in Confederate service composed, throughout its existence, of troops from a single state, it took its name from Maj. Gen John George Walker, who took command from its organizer, Brig. Gen. Henry E. McCulloch on January 1, 1863. During its existence it was commonly called the "Greyhound Division," or "Walker's Greyhounds," in tribute to its special capability to make long, forced marches from one threatened point to another in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The vast majority of the men from Smith County Texas served in Walker's Greyhounds. These included elements of the 3rd TX Infantry, 11th TX Infantry, 14th TX Infantry, 17th TX Infantry, 22nd TX Infantry, and the 28th TX Cavalry (dismounted), just to name a few.
Q. What Are Some of the Works of the SCV? The Sons of Confederate Veterans has many works: We clean and restore abandoned cemeteries and mark lost or neglected Confederate graves. We serve our community by volunteering in local park and highway clean up. We clean Confederate monuments and set up new monuments to remember our Confederate Veterans. We participate in area food drives. We catalog and record the locations of Confederate graves in our area in the SCV national grave registry. We often participate in area parades, especially Veterans Day parades. We provide living history events to show the public the challenges our ancestors faced living in the 1860's. In short we try to serve our community and in doing so to honor the memory of our Confederate forefathers.
Q. Is the SCV a Racist Organization? Absolutely NOT! We are simply a group of men who are connected genealogically to a Confederate Solider. We are thankful for our Confederate ancestors who answered the call of service to their respective States.
Q. Does the SCV Display the Confederate Battle Flag at Meetings? YES! We know the flag is a symbol of the common solider, and his brave defense of home, hearth and loved ones. We sadly lament that since the war for Southern Independence (1861-1865) racist organizations have sometimes used the battle flag (along with the US flag) at rallies. We 100% condemn such use of the Confederate battle flag! The reason the SCV exists is to teach the true history of South, to justify her beloved symbols, and to defend the good name of the Confederate solider.
Q. Does the SCV Have Members from Various Ethnicities? Of Course! As descendants of Confederate Veterans we have members of Hispanic, African, Native American, European and Jewish descent.
Q. Is the SCV a Political Organization? The SCV is a non-profit 501C3 organization, we are a non political organization, as such we do not endorse any political candidates. Not to say that members do not have their own political opinions, but each member is left to their own thoughts concerning who they support or how they vote.
The Walker's Greyhounds Camp #2338 was chartered in Tyler, TX in 2022 with a nucleus of 12 men who were interested in establishing a local Camp dedicated to remembering our rich heritage, but also having fun! We want to do more than be a "meet, eat and retreat" Camp. We strive to be active and valued in our community and open to all in our area who share our joint heritage and goals.
We, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, having been commissioned by the Confederate Veterans themselves, retain our responsibility and right to adhere to the founding principles of the United States of America remembering the bravery, defending the honor and protecting the memory of our beloved Confederate Veterans, which includes their memorials, images, symbols, monuments and gravesites for ourselves and future generations.
The Walker's Greyhounds Camp #2338 of the SCV is working to achieve our mission to preserve the history and protect the honor and memory of our Confederate Soldier ancestors. But, we need your help. Come attend one of our meetings, get involved... make a difference!
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