Colonel Sherod Hunter, Camp 1525

PHOENIX

Meetings: Fourth Saturday of each month at noon at Bobby Qs 

8501 N. 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Camp Adjutant Dan Huskisson or Phone: 623-972-7369



Colonel Sherod Hunter


Camp 1525 Website Archive
The following section is a compilation of various pages from the Camp 1525 general website archive, including the main page, introductory pages, and other pages that have been located to date. 

Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated August 10, 2012


WELCOME TO THE CONFEDERATE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA!
 

Home of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Sons of Confederate Veterans, located in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona.

Let us show you some old fashioned Southern Hospitality...Arizona Style!  

Learn about our Camp, what it has done in the past, and what it will be doing in the future.

Learn some things you didn't know about the War between the States as it transpired here in Arizona.

Learn how you can join us and help us attain our goal of educating the public and preserving the brave and honourable legacy of the Confederate Soldier.

And these are just a few of the things you can do while visiting the Territory!  

Please visit our Arizona Territory Points of Interest (list at left) and experience the many things the Confederate Territory of 

Arizona has to offer! 

You won't be sorry you did! 

WHAT'S NEW

View the latest issue of the online version of our Camp Newsletter, THE GUIDON...

See the most recent Camp Calendar on the Upcoming Events page...

and last but not least, the Stagecoach Station Link Page, has been UPDATED as of  8/9/2012! 

Joe Bob, the Reb-Counter (see portrait above) has been countin' you Rebs since September 10, 1998.  

Some dad-blamed varmint keeps erasing his ciphers while he ain't lookin', but he says 4,405
(Hit Counters, Website Hit Counter) Rebs have visited the Confederate Territory of Arizona since February 14, 2011.

We hope y'all enjoyed your visit to the Confederate Territory of Arizona. Come back and see us again real soon!


Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated August 10, 2012

ABOUT OUR CAMP

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 is the oldest continuously active Camp in Arizona today, having been chartered as a Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on March 16, 1990, the 129th anniversary of the secession of Arizona from the Union in 1861. The Camp is named for Colonel Sherod Hunter who, as a Captain, commanded the only force of Confederate troops to enter the confines of modern Arizona during the War for Southern Independence.

The primary focus of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp is education. We send informed speakers to give presentations at schools, before civic groups, and at any other venue where we can educate the public about Confederate history. Camp members also take part in local living history/reenactment events, which provide an excellent venue for the education of the general public (as well as being a lot of fun for our members!). Our special focus is the Confederate history of Arizona. We conduct and publish research on the Confederate history of Arizona and the contributions of Confederate Veterans to Arizona after the war. The goal of our Camp is to serve as a clearinghouse for information about Confederate activities in Arizona and the American Southwest in general, and to see that Arizona’s Confederate Heritage is preserved and passed on to future generations.

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp also takes part in other activities as well. We hold monthly meetings which allow Camp members to share their interest in Confederate history with others of like mind and similar background.  We publish an award-winning Camp newsletter, now available in an online format, called THE GUIDON.  We also host fun get-togethers such as our annual Camp Family Picnic and the popular Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Birthday Celebration held in January of each year. And last but certainly not least, we host an annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona.


Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated August 2, 2011

CAMP CALENDAR 

CAMP MEETINGS

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 meets monthly.  Locations are announced in the Camp Newsletter. 

Meetings are usually, but not always, held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

If you would like to confirm the place and time of our next meeting, CONTACT US. 

THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS OFFICIAL CAMP 1525 EVENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR.  WE MAY ATTEND OTHER EVENTS IN ADDITION TO THE ONES LISTED, AND
CHANGES MAY OCCUR TO THE EVENTS AS LISTED HERE. PLEASE CONSULT OUR CAMP NEWSLETTER FOR THE MOST CURRENT LIST OF EVENTS. 
3 December 2011: Jefferson Davis Memorial Service, Jefferson Davis Highway Marker at U.S. 60 and Peralta Road (east of Apache Junction, Arizona), 12:00 p.m.
21 January 2012: Lee and Jackson Day, Bill Johnson's Big Apple Restaurant, 19th Avenue and Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ, 11:30 a.m.

14 February 2012: Statehood Day Parade in Phoenix.

9-11 March 2012: Civil War in the Southwest Weekend, Picacho Peak State Park.
28 April 2012: Confederate Memorial Day, Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, 9:30 a.m.
28 April 2012: Confederate Memorial Day, Wesley Bolin Park, Phoenix, AZ, 11:00 a.m.
2 June 2012: Arizona Division Convention, Safford, Arizona.
11-14 July 2012: Sons of Confederate Veterans National Reunion, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
26 July 2012: Camp 1525 Annual Business Meeting, site and time to be announced.


Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated October 8, 2002

THE WEARIN’ OF THE GRAY

The fearful struggle’s ended now, and peace smiles on our land
And tho we’ve yielded, we have proved ourselves a faithful band.
We fought them long, we fought them well, we fought them night and day
And bravely struggled for our rights while wearin’ of the Gray!

And now that we have ceased to fight and pledged our sacred word
That we against the Union’s might no more will draw the sword
We feel despite the sneers of those who never smelled the fray
That we’ve a manly honest right to wearin’ of the Gray.

Our Cause is lost, no more we fight ‘gainst overwhelmin’ power.
All wearied are our limbs and drenched with many a battle shower.
We feign would rest for want of strength and yield them up the day
And lower the flag so proudly borne while wearin’ of the Gray.

Defeat is not dishonor; No, of honor not bereft.
We should thank God that in our breast this priceless boon is left.
And tho we weep just for those braves who stood in proud array
Beneath our flag and nobly died while wearin’ of the Gray.

When in the ranks of war we stood and faced the deadly hail
Our simple suits of Gray composed our only coats of mail.
And on those awful hours that marked the bloody battle day
In memory we will still be seen a wearin’ of the Gray.

O, should we reach that glorious place where waits the sparklin’ crown
For everyone who for the right his soldier’s life lay down,
God grant to us the privilege upon that happy day
Of clasping hands with those who fell a wearin’ of the Gray.


NOTE: These are inactive links. They are listed below to show what sites were of interest to the camp at the time.

Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated August 10, 2012

THE STAGECOACH STATION
Links to Interesting Sites on the Web

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS WEBSITES

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

ARMY OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, the Department to which our Camp belongs.  

ARIZONA DIVISION, S.C.V., our statewide organization in Arizona.

CAPTAIN HUNTER'S ARIZONA RANGERS CAMP 1202, TUCSON, ARIZONA

CAPTAIN GRANVILLE H. OURY CAMP 1708, SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

CONFEDERATE SECRET SERVICE CAMP 1710, SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA

PRIVATE C.W. LUCAS, FORREST'S ESCORT CAMP 2316, PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA (EMAIL ONLY)

NEW MEXICO DIVISION, S.C.V., our Compatriots in "Eastern Arizona." 

MISSOURI DIVISION, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

WEBSITES OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

The organizations whose websites are listed below are not affiliated in any way with the Sons 
of Confederate Veterans or the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525. The inclusion of these sites
on this list does not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their policies by the Sons
of Confederate Veterans or the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.  They are included solely as
a public service to visitors to our site, and because the Rebmaster personally finds them
interesting!

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR: Believe it or not, we sometimes hold joint meetings with these people here in Phoenix, and gunfire has yet to erupt (to hear what some of our more cantankerous members might say after
attending one of these meetings, click here)!  All kidding aside, they are a great group of people, and if you can join them, do so!

SOUTHERN LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER, a group of Southern attorneys who are taking the offensive against the enemies of our Confederate Heritage by instituting legal action against Heritage Violators.

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, the organization of female descendants of those who wore the gray.

ARIZONA DIVISION, UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, which has five Chapters (two in the metro Phoenix area, one in Tucson, one in Prescott, and one in Safford) serving the State of Arizona.

HISTORICAL LINKS--Southwestern

NEW MEXICO CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATIVE CONGRESS, an organization dedicated to seeing that New Mexico's role in the War Between the States is not forgotten. Contains much info on the Confederate campaign in New Mexico and the units involved.

THE BATTLE OF PICACHO PASS: A site giving a description of the Battle of Picacho Pass, April 15, 1862, the westernmost battle of the War for Southern Independence.  Includes photos and travel info for those wishing to visit the site.

MILITARY HISTORY ONLINE--CIVIL WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST: A detailed look at the Arizona Campaign of 1862, written by Arnold Franks.  Mainly told from the perspective of the Union troops of the California Column, but very well researched.  Highly recommended.

ROSTER OF HERBERT'S BATTALION, ARIZONA CAVALRY CONFEDERATE ARIZONA, an excellent article by Thomas D. Gilbert

HISTORICAL LINKS--General

CONFEDERATE REGIMENTAL HISTORIES DIRECTORY:  Links to webpages detailing the history of scores of Confederate regiments, battalions and other units.

THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PAGE,  an excellent list of links to sites covering all aspects of the "War of Northern Aggression. 

THE HISTORY PAGE AT ACTIONCENTER.COM contains links to many
interesting sites.  Give it a try!

LIVING HISTORY LINKS
 

Located about 30 miles north of downtown Phoenix, this wonderful museum encompasses 28 actual historic buildings, dating from the 1860s to 1912, which have been removed from their original locations all over Arizona, restored, and placed on the museum's 90 acre grounds.  It is a great place to visit, and they hold War Between the States reenactments there several times a year.  Y'all stop by!


HISTORIC HERITAGE SQUARE PARK, dedicated to perserving and promoting awareness of the history of Arizona during the Victorian Period, specifically by preserving and displaying  the historic houses that comprise Heritage Square Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

4TH TEXAS VOLUNTEERS, COMPANY C: A reenacting group based in New Mexico which portrays one of the units in Sibley's Army of New Mexico.

ARIZONA CIVIL WAR COUNCIL, a local organization of War Between the States reenactors which has been very supportive of
the S.C.V. in Arizona. 

SOUTHWEST CIVIL WAR ASSOCIATION, another local organization of War between the States reenactors here in Arizona.


Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated August 6, 2007

WEBSITE AWARDS

The following awards have been presented to the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 in recognition of the quality of our website.  We are very honored to have received these awards, and to the various organizations and individuals who have seen fit to recognize our efforts, we say, in traditional Southern parlance...

"Aw, shucks!  Thank y'all!  Much obliged!"
 

2000 Winner of the Civil War in Miniature Historic Site Award
Presented 6/23/2000

"Please accept, the 2000, "Civil War in Miniature" Historic Site Award.  Your site is being awarded because of its excellence, unique format, historical significance and because of its contribution to students, educators and interested parties of the great American Civil War... Congratulations on your hard work and diligence. The Internet is a better place because of your contribution! The intention of the Internet was to spread knowledge and be an information highway, therefore, your contribution is vital to everyone!"--Roger Curry, THE CIVIL WAR IN MINIATURE.
 

Civil War Site Of Excellence Award
Presented 6/24/2000

"I recently visited your site and definitely believe it deserves recognition.  I enjoyed the great graphics and the wonderful information provided at your site.  You should be very proud of your accomplishments and keep up the wonderful work.  I am proud to present you, The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 S.C.V., with the Civil War Site Of Excellence Award."--Josh Blair.


Confederate Site of America Outstanding Site Award Presented 6/25/2000

"I just received your submission for the Outstanding Site Award today. In light of the outstanding work you have done researching this all too neglected subject, it did not take long at all to decide that your site is certainly deserving of it."--Allan Williams, THE CONFEDERATE SITE OF AMERICA.


Jackson Light Artillery Nice Site Award
Presented 6/25/2000

"I have reviewed your site and found that it is indeed a Nice Site.  The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 more than qualifies for the Jackson Light Artillery "Nice Site Award" so congratulations on winning this award."--Greg Booth, JACKSON LIGHT ARTILLERY.


South Art Award of Excellence
Presented 6/26/2000

"Y'all's Site is most informative, educational, designed extremely well. We could go on and on but we will just say ONE OF THE BEST CONFEDERATE SITES ON THE WEB. And most deserving of the South Art award.  Keep up the good work!"--South Art.


PoPcoRn's Civil War I Dig-it Award
Presented 6/28/2000

"I am pleased to award your site "PoP's I-Dig-It' Award".  Your  devotion is evident in your work, many will learn from your well done site. This is what PoP's Award is all about."--Tommy "PoP" Aaron, PoPcoRn's Civil War.


18th Virginia Cavalry Cavalry Award of Excellence
Presented 7/1/2000

"In recognition of a superb and outstanding site, it is my honor to award you the Cavalry Award of
Excellence Site Award. Your site is a real credit to your devotion, hard work and love for the history and heritage of Company A, Baylor's Regiment of Arizona Rangers and all the other information you have on Arizona in the War. Please except the award with my gratitude for a job well done. It is a real pleasure to have a site that is from the Western theater of the War."--James Stump, 18th VIRGINIA CAVALRY.


General Lee's Headquarters Lee's Legion of Legends Award
Presented 7/4/2000

"I recently visited your site and enjoyed what I saw. Congratulations on a great page!
CONGRATULATIONS...Your site has been awarded the Lee's Legion Of Legends Award."--Peter Rodier (aka Gen. Lee), GENERAL LEE'S HEADQUARTERS.


Heritage Plantation Award of Excellence
Presented 17 July 2000

"It is my pleasure to award  you the Heritage Plantation Award of Excellence.  I have thoroughly enjoyed  your wonderful site.  It would be my honor to have this award appear on your site." Joe Davis, Rebmaster, HERITAGE PLANTATION.


Civil War Interactive 3-Star Award
Presented 8 September 2000

"We're pleased to inform you that your site did score higher than 3-stars (out of five), and has been posted in Civil War Interactive's LinkCentral. Congratulations on a fine site!" Joe Avalon, Editor, CIVIL WAR INTERACTIVE.


U.S.A. Civil War Site Award of Excellence
Presented 25 August 2002

It was a pleasure visiting your site, especially a site such as yours that describes the history of the brave soldiers who fought and served in Western Battle Theaters. Keep up the great work!"--Keith Glenn, Webmaster, USA Civil War.


PoBoys Civil War 5-Star Award
Presented 27 August 2002

"On behalf of the men of the 7th Mississippi infantry regiment and their descendants please accept our 5 Star Award. Thanks in advance for accepting. I greatly enjoyed my visit and will add you to the winners list immediately. Wishing you all the best in your efforts to honor our heritage"--Jamie Roberts, PoBoy's Civil War.


Grimes Artillery Battery, CSA, Southern Patriot Award of Excellence
Presented 28 August 2002

"I must say you have really created a true testament to the South. I have enjoyed reviewing your pages and loved the graphics and info provided." T.H.Hendrickson, Grimes Battery,  C.S.A.



"The original file for the Arizona Division flag was created by Robert Perkins, and animated by Wayne Fetherbay."

   
  

Flag animations used on the original website.

Copyright 1999-2012, Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Phoenix, Arizona. 

Questions or comments about this site should go to The Webmaster.  All rights reserved.  Last updated on 10 August 2012.

sherodhunter1525@yahoo.com

ACCOUNT INACTIVE
Provided for historical preservation only.



The following section is a compilation of Camp 1525 annual history reports.  The annual report index is included to show the span of years documented.  The annual reports that have been located are reposted here.

Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated August 22, 2007

CAMP HISTORY

An Online Camp Scrapbook

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Sons of Confederate Veterans,  was chartered in March 1990, and in the over fifteen years of our existence, we've seen and done a lot.  On the pages of this online Camp Scrapbook are chronicled our history, from the very beginning to the present day.    One item is conspicuously missing from these pages...our annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.  That is because our Camp has a separate website, the CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL SITE, which is devoted to our memorial activities and to the memory of our Confederate ancestors, and pictures of all of our ceremonies are posted there.  To visit that site, click on the Confederate Cross of Honor below...


Links to pages chronicling the rest of our history appear below. Our Camp fiscal years run from August 1 to July 31, and we elect our officers to serve concurrently with those fiscal years.  So for the sake of convenience, the Camp's history will be chronicled in pages (with the exception of the first year, which began in March 1990 and ended in July of the following year) which detail the history of each fiscal period from August 1 to July 31.

NOTE: These are inactive links. They are listed below to show the periods that were recorded by the camp at the time.

March 16, 1990 to July 31, 1991
Pages not located.

August 1, 1991 to July 31, 1992
Pages not located.

August 1, 1992 to July 31, 1993
Pages not located.

August 1, 1993 to July 31, 1994
Pages not located.

August 1, 1994 to July 31, 1995
Pages not located.

August 1, 1995 to July 31, 1996
Pages not located.

August 1, 1996 to July 31, 1997

 

JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE DECEMBER 1996

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT, U.S. HIGHWAY 60 (EAST OF APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA)


On December 7, 1996 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its third annual Jefferson Davis Memorial service at the Jefferson Davis Monument located on U.S. Highway 60.  This year the event was well attended, with representatives from 3 Arizona S.C.V. Camps (Camp 1525, the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708, and the Captain Robert Rodes Nelson Camp 1647) in attendance.  Also, for the first year, we had a cannon on hand to perform a salute in honour of President Davis (provided by Camp 1525 member Dan Huskisson).  After the ceremony, Camp 1525 went with members of Camp 1708 to the old Adamsville Cemetery near Florence, Arizona, where a ceremony in honour of Camp 1708's namesake, Captain Granville Henderson Oury, was held.

 

PLEDGE AND SALUTE


Members of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 and the Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708 are shown during the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and the Salute to the Confederate Flag.  Left to right...Compatriot David Terry, Camp 1708; Compatriot Rob Bohannan, Camp 1708; Commander Robert Wilbanks, Camp 1708; Commander Robert Perkins, Camp 1525; and Camp Secretary Dan Huskisson, Camp 1525.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins (at left) gives the keynote address in honour of President Davis.  To his right is Camp Secretary Dan Huskisson, and seated in the background in Compatriot Tony Eppler, both of Camp 1525.  

 

CANNON SALUTE


Camp Secretary Dan Huskisson is shown preparing to fire a cannon salute in honour of President Davis. 

 

PHOTO MISSING


GRAVE OF GRANVILLE OURY


Shown is the grave of Granville H. Oury, who was...in addition to serving as Captain of Company B, Herbert's Battalion of Arizona Cavalry...Arizona's first delegate to the Confederate States Congress, and after the war served as Arizona's delegate to the United States Congress, and was the only man in history to hold the distinction of having served as Territorial Delegate to both the Confederate and U.S. Congresses.  As can be seen, his original grave marker has been virtually obliterated by vandals who used it for target practice over the years.  A new Confederate gravestone, provided by the Veterans Administration, was set up at the site by the United Daughters of the Confederacy during the 1970s, and is still in good condition. Photo taken during the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Memorial Service held by Camp 1708 after the conclusion of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Service on December 7, 1996.

 

 

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, DECEMBER 1996

HERITAGE SQUARE PARK, PHOENIX, ARIZONA


In December 1996, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended the first annual Victorian Holiday Celebration held at historic Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The event celebrated the Christmas Season, and also highlighted Arizona's history during the Victorian Period (1880-1912).  Camp 1525 participated by setting up a display highlighting the contributions made by Confederate Veterans to Arizona's history and development during the Victorian era.  The display was visited by many people over the weekend, and was a big success. 


PHOTO MISSING

 

THE CAMP DISPLAY


Shown is the Camp display at the Victorian Holiday Celebration, which included a display of United Confederate Veterans Reunion Medals, literature about the S.C.V. and the war in Arizona, and a large display card highlighting contributions made to Arizona's history and development by Confederate veterans.  Manning the display through the weekend was Camp Commander Robert Perkins (left) and Compatriot Tony Eppler (right).

 

 

ARIZONA DIVISION CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

MAY 1997

DRAGOON SPRINGS, ARIZONA


In May 1997 the Arizona Division, SCV, held its first annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Dragoon Springs, Arizona.  The ceremony was held at the site of the graves of four members of Captain Sherod Hunter's Arizona Rangers who were killed in battle with Apaches on 5 May 1862. These men are the only Confederate soldiers to have lost their lives in battle within the bounds of the modern State of Arizona.  Despite the remoteness of the location (which is in the desert off Interstate Highway 10, about 18 miles east of Benson, Arizona), the ceremony was well attended with about 30 people there, and was considered a big success.  Camp 1525 was represented at the ceremony by Commander Perkins and Lt. Commander Huskisson. 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


Arizona Division Colour Sergeant and Camp 1525 Secretary Dan Huskisson leads the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.  Standing at far right is Camp 1525 Commander and Arizona Division Commander, Robert Perkins.  The photo gives a good view of the graves, which are the large piles of stone in the foreground. 

 

SALUTE TO THE CONFEDERATE FLAG


The Salute to the Confederate Flag was lead by Arizona Division Lt. Commander Curt Tipton, also Adjutant of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710.

 

INVOCATION


Arizona Division Chaplain Ray Ganey (also Chaplain of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 of Sierra Vista, Arizona) gives the invocation and leads the assembly in The Lord's Prayer. 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Camp 1525 and Arizona Division Commander Perkins gives the keynote address in honour of the four Confederate soldiers who lost their lives at Dragoon Springs. 

 

TAPS


The combined Arizona Division and Boy Scout Honour Guard render honours to the dead as "Taps" is played.  The S.C.V. contingent of the Honour Guard consisted of (pictured left to right) Arizona Division Chaplain Ray Ganey (Camp 1710, Sierra Vista); Arizona Division Colour Sergeant Dan Huskisson (Camp 1525, Phoenix); Compatriot Glenn Meek (Camp 1710); Arizona Division Heritage Officer Peter Polley (Camp 1710); Arizona Division Lt. Commander Curt Tipton (Camp 1710); Commander Bobby Morris (Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202, Tucson, Arizona); and Commander David Showalter (Camp 1710). 

 

MUSKET SALUTE


The musket party (Compatriots Glenn Meek, Peter Polley, and Curt Tipton) perform a 21 gun salute (in 7 volleys of 3) over the graves of the Confederate dead at Dragoon Springs. 

 

GRAVES MARKED WITH CONFEDERATE FLAGS


At the conclusion of the ceremony, Arizona Division Chaplain Ray Ganey marked the graves of the fallen with small Confederate Battle Flags. 

 

 

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

JULY 1997

BEEF EATER'S RESTAURANT

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


Each year in July the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 holds its Annual Business Meeting, where reports are made on the progress of Camp Projects over the past year, new officers are elected to serve for the coming year, a Camp Calendar of events is determined for the upcoming year, and Camp Awards are given recognizing members for service to the Camp and its projects.  Usually there have been no pictures taken at these meetings, but in 1997 we actually had someone there with a camera to document the proceedings. 

 

PORTER'S PRESENTATION


One highlight of the 1997 Annual Business Meeting was a presentation by Camp Lt. Commander Ed Porter of an authentic Confederate Enfield Rifle which he has in his collection. Compatriot Porter described the research he had done on the rifle, including the inspection marks and maker's marks, which proved it was a Confederate Enfield. Seated to Porter's left is Camp Commander Robert Perkins, and to his right Camp Adjutant Larry Billar. 

 

CAMP AWARDS


Each year the Camp gives out a list of awards recognizing members for their contributions to and work for the Camp during the preceding year.  Shown receiving his award  (The Judah P. Benjamin Award, recognizing his service as Camp Secretary) from Commander Perkins is Compatriot Dan Huskisson. 

 

ATTENDEES


Attending the 1997 Annual Business Meeting were (left to right) Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Compatriot Tom Tatum, Camp Lt. Commander Ed Porter, Camp Adjutant Larry Billar, Compatriot Herbert Deal, and Camp Secretary Dan Huskisson. Also attending, but not pictured, were Compatriots Eddy Davison and Tony Eppler, as well as Judy Perkins, wife of the Camp Commander.


August 1, 1997 to July 31, 1998
Pages not located.

August 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999
Pages not located.

August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2000
Pages not located.

August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001
Pages not located.

August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002
Pages not located.

August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2003

 

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

14 DECEMBER 2002

HERITAGE SQUARE PARK, PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On 14 December 2002 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 once again took part in the Victorian Holiday Celebration held at historic Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  The event celebrates Arizona's history during the Victorian Era, 1880 to 1912, and the Camp's display highlighted the contributions made by Confederate Veterans during the said time period.  The display was visited by dozens of people throughout the day, and the Camp made some promising contacts which may yield future members, so it was a very successful  event for the Camp.  This year the Camp display was shared with the Thunderbird Chapter 2108 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and their assistance is deeply appreciated!

 

MANNING THE DISPLAY


Pictured with the Camp's display are (left to right) Robert Perkins, Past Commander of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Tom Tatum, current Commander of Camp 1525, and Deanna Adams of the Thunderbird Chapter 2108, U.D.C., who is also President of the Arizona Division of the U.D.C.   

 

EDUCATING THE PUBLIC


Pictured is Robert Perkins, who is shown answering questions about Confederate military uniforms and equipment for a group of Cub Scouts who stopped by the display.  The Camp display was viewed by, and historical questions were answered for, many people throughout the day...furthering the S.C.V.'s primary goal of public education in a positive way. 

  


CONFEDERATE HEROES DAY

18 JANUARY 2003

BEST WESTERN EXECUTIVE PARK HOTEL, PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On 18 January 2003 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted, in association with the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the 11th Annual Confederate Heroes Day celebration at the Best Western Executive Park Hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  This celebration (formerly known here in Arizona as Lee and Jackson Day) honours the many Confederate leaders whose birthdays fall during the month of January, with special emphasis on General Robert E. Lee, Lt. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt. General James Longstreet, Major General George Pickett, and Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury.   A good crowd of about 40 people attended this year's celebration, representing all five Camps of the Arizona Sons of Confederate Veterans, and all Chapters of the Arizona United Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as our friends from Camp Picacho Peak, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. 

 

TRIVIA CONTEST


As always, one of the highlights of the event was the annual Trivia Contest, which, consistent with the change in focus of the celebration itself from one celebrating Lee and Jackson specifically to one celebrating Confederate Heroes in general, consisted of questions of a more general nature this year.  Pictured are (at left) Stacy McSwain, President of the Thunderbird Chapter 2108 of the U.D.C., and Tom Tatum, Commander of Camp 1525, S.C.V.  The attendees were divided into teams for the competition, the teams being named after the honourees of the event (Lee, Jackson, Longstreet, Pickett and Maury).  Tom asked the questions and Stacy kept score using a novel method...a miniature horse race in which each team's horse was moved forward one space for each correct answer, the first team to reach the finish line winning the competition. 

 

   RAFFLE WINNER


Another highlight of the event, as always, was the various raffles held by the organizations attending.  The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 raffled off a Robert E. Lee Commemorative Bowie Knife, with display plaque, by the Franklin Mint.  Nolan "Buddy" Chasteen, Commander of the Captain Robert Rodes Nelson Camp 1647 (Prescott, Arizona) and also Lt. Commander of the Arizona Division, S.C.V.,  was the (extremely happy!) winner of the knife. He is pictured at left, with Camp 1525 Commander Tom Tatum.


 

CIVIL WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST WEEKEND

8-9 MARCH 2003

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK 

PICACHO, ARIZONA


Over the weekend of March 8 and 9, 2003, the Arizona Department of Parks and Recreation hosted the annual Civil War in the Southwest Weekend of battle reenactments and living history encampments at Picacho Peak State Park, located on Interstate 10 about 40 miles north of Tucson, Arizona.  Picacho Peak State Park is on the site of Arizona's only War Between the States battle.  Four of the five Arizona Camps  (Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202, Tucson; Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Phoenix; Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708, Scottsdale;  and Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710, Sierra Vista) of the Sons of Confederate Veterans attended, as well as one Chapter of the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy (Thunderbird Chapter 2102, Phoenix).  All were housed in a large tent provided by Past Arizona Division Commander Glenn Meek, and offered membership information, raffle tickets, flags and other items to the public. Camp 1525 was represented at the event by Commander Tom Tatum, who recruited and sold raffle tickets for an authentic Union Eagle cartridge belt breast plate which was found near Petersburg, Virginia by Camp 1525 Compatriot Steve Johnson.  Funds raised benefit the Camp 1525 Projects Fund. 

 

THE S.C.V. PAVILION


This year, the various Camps of Sons of Confederate Veterans, rather than each maintaing their own recruiting and information booths,  hosted a joint recruiting effort under a large pavilion tent. Thanks to Compatriot Curt Tipton for the photo!

 

COMMANDER TATUM RECRUITS


Pictured above, seated at center (third from left, in kepi) is Camp 1525 Commander Tom Tatum, who ably represented our Camp at the event.  Tom is engaged, along with some members of other S.C.V. Camps,  in  discussion with a potential recruit who visited the S.C.V. pavilion.  Thanks to Compatriot John Mohler for the photo!

 

 

U.D.C. CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

26 APRIL 2003

WESLEY BOLEN PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On April 26, 2003 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended the Confederate Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy at Wesley Bolen Park, just across from the Arizona State Capitol Building in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  As usual, the Daughters conducted a lovely ceremony, and we are very honoured to have attended and participated. 

 

MUSKET SALUTE


The mixed S.C.V./Arizona Civil War Council Honour Guard fires a salute in honour of the Confederate dead.  Two members from Camp 1525 participated in the salute...Past Commander Robert Perkins, and Camp Adjutant Larry Billar. Also firing were two members of the Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona)...Commander Ron Fox and Adjutant Larry Hammack.  Also attended from Camp 1525 were Chaplain Steve Johnson, Past Chaplain Bob Baxter, Camp Commander Tom Tatum, and new Compatriot Sam Perkins. 


August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004
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August 1, 2004 to July 31, 2005
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August 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006

 

CEREMONY FOR ARIZONA’S LAST UNION VETERAN

NOVEMBER 2005 

GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On November 19, 2005, Camp Picacho Peak, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, hosted it’s first-ever ceremony in honor our Arizona’s Last Union Veteran, Private Parker Louis Gordon, at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. Private Gordon was a drummer in the Union Army during the war. The ceremony was well attended by members of the S.U.V.C.W., Arizona Civil War Council reenactors, and members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Representing Camp 1525 at the event were Commander Robert Perkins and Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson.  Lt. Commander Huskisson, who also is a member of the S.U.V.C.W., played a part in the guard which rendered honours to Private Gordon during the cemetery.  One unwelcome event arising from the ceremony is that Camp Commander Perkins, who has a bad knee (injured in an auto accident in the summer of 2004), slipped on the slick stone floor of the mausoleum and suffered a fall which resulted in painful injuries to his bad knee. He was not the only one to be injured during the event, either...one of the Arizona Civil War Council reenactors also fell as a result of slipping on the slick floor.  But other than those mishaps, it was a great event, and it is a shame that more of our members could not attend. Hopefully it will be the first of many such events the S.U.V.C.W. will host in the future.

 

CEREMONY FOR ARIZONA'S LAST UNION VETERAN


The Honour Guard for Private Parker Louis Gordon, Arizona's last Union veteran.

Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson is in the immediate foreground, in the Union Artillery Sergeant’s uniform.

 

 

JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE DECEMBER 2005

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT

APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA


On Saturday, December 3, 2005, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted it’s twelfth annual ceremony in honour of Confederate President Jefferson Finis Davis at the Jefferson Davis Highway marker located east of Apache Junction, Arizona. Attending the event were Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins. Since so few attended the event...one of the lowest attendances we have ever had...a full ceremony was not held. Commander Perkins and Lt. Commander Huskisson rendered military honours to President Davis, however, so the central purpose of the event...remembering and honouring a great Southerner and great American...was fulfilled.

 

RENDERING HONOURS TO THE PRESIDENT


Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (left) and Camp Commander Robert Perkins (right) salute the Jefferson Davis Monument as "Taps" is played in honour of President Davis on December 3, 2005.

 

 

LEE AND JACKSON DAY CELEBRATION JANUARY 2006

BILL JOHNSON'S BIG APPLE RESTAURANT PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On Saturday, January 21, 2006, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted it’s eleventh annual birthday celebration in honour of two of the South’s greatest leaders, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. This celebration has (with the exception of 2005, when it had to be canceled) been conducted annually since 1994, and is the longest-running such celebration being held in Arizona. The 2006 celebration was well attended by members of Camp 1525, as well as the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 of Scottsdale, Arizona, the Thunderbird Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Camp Picacho Peak, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  A delicious luncheon was served, during which the attendees socialized and enjoyed good company and good conversation. The highlight of the event was the ever-popular Lee and Jackson Confederate Trivia Contest. This year, prizes were presented to the top six contestants. Ron Fox, Adjutant of Camp 1708, was the top scorer with no less than 29 correct answers! Way to go, Ron! Second place went to Larry Hammack, Commander of Camp 1708; Third Place to Steve Johnson of Camp 1525; Fourth Place to Deanna Adams of the Thunderbird Chapter, U.D.C.; Fifth Place to Margaret Harville, also of Thunderbird Chapter; and Sixth Place to Kathy Quillen, also of Thunderbird Chapter.  All in all it was a very successful event, and about the only thing that could have been wished for would have been to see the rest of the Arizona Division, S.C.V. represented at the official Arizona Division, S.C.V. event! But be that as it may, those who attended had a great time, and Camp 1525 is very pleased to have hosted this event. 

 

TOP WINNERS IN THE TRIVIA CONTEST


Left, Larry Hammack, Commander of the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708, who took second place; and at right, Ron Fox, Adjutant of Camp 1708, who took first place. Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s competition!

 

 

 CIVIL WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST WEEKEND MARCH 2006

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK

PICACHO, ARIZONA


Over the weekend of March 11-12, 2006, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp had an information and recruitment booth at Civil War in the Southwest Weekend hosted by Picacho Peak State Park. The Camp’s booth was manned by Commander Robert Perkins and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins. Camp 1525 was just one of several Camps of the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans attending the event...also attending was the Captain Hunter’s Arizona Rangers Camp 1202 (Tucson), the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale), the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona) and the Texas John Slaughter Camp 2074 (Tombstone, Arizona).  The various S.C.V. groups were all set up in one common area, where most groups conducted raffles or sold other items to raise money for their various camp projects, as well as distributing recruitment information to the public. Camp 1525 had no raffle item, but sold various Confederate flag-themed items (baseball caps, lock-blade knives, bandannas, mousepads, and embroidered patches) to the public at the event.

 

Saturday, March 11, was marred by atrocious weather consisting of high winds and ice-cold driving rain. The huge wind gusts prevented the Camp 1525 crew from erecting their protective canopy, and made it very difficult to keep display items on the table. At about 11:00 a.m., when the rain began in earnest, Commander Perkins decided that the conditions were simply too poor to continue, and he and Mrs. Perkins packed up the Camp’s display items and left for their motel room in Casa Grande. Camp 1525 would not be the only group to leave that day...Camps 1708, 1710, and 2074 all withdrew from the event before the end of the day after high winds flipped over display tables and knocked down canopies and tents. Sunday, March 12, however, was a different story. Although it was still windy and cold on that day, the rain was gone and the sun was shining. Camp 1525 returned to the event (along with Camp 1202...the other three Camps which withdrew the previous day did not return), and this time was able to erect the Camp’s canopy and set up a proper display. However, since most of the reenactors had beat a hasty retreat before the weather of the previous day, only one battle, and that a small one, was fought on that day, which limited the crowds which attended the event. So the number of people visiting the Camp’s booth was quite small.  But we did educate some people on the true history of the war, and Camp 1525 achieved sales of $26.00 during the event, despite all the handicaps. So the event wasn’t a total "washout", despite being "washed out" by the weather.

 

A BLUSTERY DAY


The SCV area on Saturday, March 11, 2006, shortly before howling winds and 

torrential rain forced most of the SCV groups to abandon the event. Camp 1525's table

sits to the right of the picture...the wind was so bad, we were unable to erect our

canopy, so our display was exposed to the elements for the short time we were there. 

 

A BETTER DAY


Commander Perkins with the Camp 1525 booth on Sunday, March 12, 2006. 

 

 

FEDERAL MEMORIAL DAY

MAY 2006

PIONEERS' CEMETERY

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On Monday, May 29, 2006, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended the annual Federal Memorial Day ceremony held by the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association at Pioneers' Cemetery in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Attending the event on behalf of the Camp were Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins. Commander Perkins gave a short speech which was well received by the attendees at the event. Prior to the ceremony itself, Lt. Commander Huskisson cleaned the bronze Confederate Crosses of Honor which our Camp installed at the cemetery last year. After receiving attention from Dan, the markers looked great! At the Federal Memorial Day ceremony this year, it was discovered that the headstone for one of the Confederate veterans at the cemetery, Sergeant Green F. Evans of the 34th Texas Cavalry, was missing. Upon inquiring about this with the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association, it was confirmed that a headstone had existed, but had disappeared. They did not know exactly when it happened. The P.C.A. gave us permission to obtain a new headstone from the Veterans Administration and to install it (this was completed in February 2007).

 

COMMANDER PERKINS' SPEECH


Commander Robert Perkins gives a speech in honor of America's veterans. 

His words were well received by those in attendance at the ceremony. 

 


Camp Commander Robert Perkins (left) and Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (right) in the Confederate section of the Cemetery. Dan is standing behind the grave of Sergeant Green F. Evans, the soldier for whom our Camp is going to order a new headstone from the Veterans Administration.

 


Camp Commander Robert Perkins poses with his wife, Camp 1525’s Matron Tammy Perkins, who did sterling duty that day as our Camp photographer, taking most of the pictures snapped that day. The picture is taken in the 

Confederate section of Pioneers’ Cemetery.

 

 

ARIZONA DIVISION CONVENTION

JUNE 2006

APACHE POINTE RANCH

SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA


On Saturday, June 3, 2006, the annual Convention of the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, was held at the

Apache Pointe Ranch Restaurant in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Present were delegations from the Captain Hunter’s Arizona Rangers Camp 1202 (Tucson, Arizona); the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 (Phoenix, Arizona); the Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona); the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona); and the Texas John H. Slaughter Camp 2074 (Tombstone, Arizona). Representing Camp 1525 at the event were Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Camp Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, and Camp Matron, Tammy Perkins. Commander Perkins and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins received awards at the event.  Also, the Camp made the first significant sales of Confederate-themed merchandise at the event, taking in over $100.00.

 

CAMP MATRON RECOGNIZED


At the 2006 Arizona Division Convention, Camp 1525 Matron Tammy Perkins (center) won the 

Rose O’Neal Greenhowe Heritage Award for her actions in defending Confederate Heritage when it was attacked by KNIX Disc Jockeys Tim and Willie during the leadup to the Country Thunder Event in April 2006. Also pictured are Arizona Division Adjutant Curt Tipton and Division Lt. Commander John Mangum.

 

DISTINGUISHED MEMBER AWARD


The 2006 Sherod Hunter Award for the Arizona Division’s most Distinguished member went to 

Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins. Pictured, left to right, are Curt Tipton, Commander Perkins, and John Mangum.

 

 

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, JULY 2006


On Saturday, July 29, 2006, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held it’s Annual Business Meeting at the home of Camp Chaplain Steven Johnson. Attending the meeting was Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, Adjutant Jerry Harbin, Chaplain Steve Johnson, and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins. Before and after the meeting, attendees were able to view Chaplain Johnson’s collection of War between the States relics, which was very interesting and impressive, and we thank him for sharing it with us.  Chaplain Johnson and his lovely wife, Lora, served a delicious luncheon of home-made cheeseburgers with all the fixings, baked beans, potato salad (provided by Camp Matron Tammy Perkins), potato chips, and a dessert of brownies and ice cream. Their culinary efforts were much appreciated by the attendees, as was their graciousness in allowing us to use their home for the meeting.

 

The Camp's annual Awards ceremony was held.  The 2005 ceremony marked the debut of the new rotating awards trophies for the Robert E. Lee Award and the Stonewall Jackson Award, which joined the rotating plaque for the Jefferson

Davis Award which was introduced in 2006.  The new trophies were well received by those attending. A picture of the top three Camp awards appears below.

 

 

The awards were presented by our Camp Matron, Tammy Perkins, as the past practice by which the Camp Commander excluded himself from consideration for the Camp’s top awards has been abandoned, effective this year. The Commander had been urged to do this for some time by various Camp members, and since especially in the past year the Commander has often been the only Camp member in attendance at Camp events, it was decided to follow that advice.  Since Tammy consented to perform this duty, when Commander Perkins won an award, he didn’t have to stand in front of the rest of those attending and say, "The winner is...ME,"  for which he was very thankful!  The Camp extends it’s thanks to her for performing this service for us this year.  The awards, and their recipients, are as follows...

 

JAMES LONGSTREET AWARD

Recognizing service in the office of Camp Lt. Commander, went to Dan Huskisson.

 

SAMUEL COOPER AWARD

Recognizing service in the office of Camp Adjutant, went to Jerry Harbin.

 

LEONIDAS POLK AWARD 

Recognizing service in the office of Camp Chaplain, went to Steve Johnson.

 

STONEWALL JACKSON AWARD 

Recognizing the member who has done the most over the past year to promote and further Camp projects, went to Dan Huskisson.

 

ROBERT E. LEE AWARD

Recognizing the member who had the best attendance at Camp meetings and events, went to Robert Perkins.

 

JEFFERSON DAVIS AWARD

Recognizing the Camp’s most distinguished member, also went to Robert Perkins.


NOTE:  Pictures for the above award presentations were missing from the original web page.


August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007
Pages not located.

August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008
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NOTE: No further entries.


The following section is a compilation of individual pages which were originally documented on a separate website and linked to a single webpage index titled "CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY."

Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated
May 6, 2009

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2005


This year, because we had installed bronze Confederate Crosses of Honor at Pioneers' Cemetery in Phoenix, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted not one, but two Confederate Memorial Day events.  

 

GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY PHOENIX, ARIZONA


The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp hosted it's 13th annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery on 23 April 2005.  Pictures of that event appear below.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins gives the keynote address during the Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 23 April 2005. 

 

LAYING FLOWERS AT THE VETERANS' MONUMENT


This year, due to a mishap, we had no wreath for the traditional wreath laying ceremony.  In lieu of that part of the ceremony, Patsy Barrett of the John R. Baylor Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, lays flowers at the Arizona

Confederate Veterans Monument at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery during our 2005 Confederate Memorial Day. 

 

MUSKET SALUTE


The musket salute was performed by re-enactors from the 5th Texas Infantry of the Arizona Reenactors Congress and the 1st U.S. Infantry of the Arizona Civil War Council.  

 

BENEDICTION


Steve Johnson, Chaplain of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, gave the Invocation and the Benediction (shown here). 

  

PIONEERS' MILITARY AND MEMORIAL PARK PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On 23 April 2005, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 also hosted a Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Pioneers' Military and Memorial Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  At this ceremony we, with the Arizona Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (who had generously donated to the project), dedicated

fifteen new bronze Confederate crosses of honor which had been installed by Camp 1525 at the cemetery earlier that year. Pictures of the event appear below.

  

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Robert Perkins, Commander of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, gives the keynote address at the dedication ceremony for the new Confederate Crosses of Honor at Pioneers's Cemetery.  Also pictured is Patsy Barrett, President of the Arizona Division, U.D.C., who also spoke at the ceremony. 

 

MUSKET SALUTE


Re-enactors from the Arizona Civil War Council and the Arizona Re-enactor's Congress fire a salute. 

 

CROSSES AND FLAGS


A picture of some of the graves, with their newly installed Crosses of Honor, marked with Confederate Flags for the occasion.

 

GROUP PORTRAIT


A group shot of the re-enactors and SCV members who took part in the ceremony.


 


NOTE: The below captions were part of a picture record of the event; however, the archive no longer contains any photos (all the old links are broken). Captions were retained to preserve the names and information associated with the event.

Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated April 21, 2001

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2001
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
in Phoenix, Arizona

21 April 2001

The Confederate Battle Flag marking the grave of Confederate veteran Henry C. Orme, who served in Whites Battalion, Virginia Cavalry.  Prior to the ceremony, similar flags were placed on the graves of all the Confederate veterans who have found their eternal rest at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.  They remained there to mark the final resting places of our Confederate heroes throughout the day.

The Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument placed by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 in 1999, with the Camp's flags and wreath. 

Another view of the monument and wreath.

Commander Tom Tatum of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 delivers the keynote address praising the valor and sacrifices made by Confederate veterans during the War for Southern Independence.

Dipping the colours in honour of the dead as "Taps" is played. The Honour Detachment consisted of members of the 5th Texas Infantry and the 1st U.S. Infantry (Arizona Civil War Council).  S.C.V. members taking part in the honour detachment were Camp Secretary Robert Perkins and Camp Adjutant Larry Billar of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, and Camp Commander Ron Fox of the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona), all of whom are also members of the 5th Texas.

FIRE!!!  Captain Bob Smith, 5th Texas Infantry (Arizona Civil War Council) gives the order to fire as the Honour Detachment fires a 21 gun salute for the Confederate dead.

Camp 1525 members and guests pose with Confederate Veterans Monument after the ceremony.   Front row, left to right...Commander Tom Tatum of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525; the daughter and son of Compatriot Steve Johnson of Camp 1525.   Rear row, left to right...Robert Perkins, Camp 1525 Secretary; Compatriot Greg Cartwright of Camp 1525; Curt Tipton, Commander, Arizona Division, S.C.V. and Adjutant of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona); Larry Billar, Camp 1525 Adjutant; and Compatriot Steve Johnson, Camp 1525.


Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated
May 6, 2009

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1999

Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery

Phoenix, Arizona


The 1999 Confederate Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery was a high point of our Camp's history, and indeed,  the crowning achievement of our Camp up to the present time.  It was at this ceremony that we dedicated our Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument, which had been recently installed at the cemetery as a result of a major five-year effort by our Camp.  It also marked the first (and only) time so far that we got television news coverage for one of our events, when a reporter from Channel 15 (the local ABC affiliate) interviewed Camp Commander Robert Perkins after the event.  The ceremony itself was attended by the largest crowd ever to attend any S.C.V. event here in Arizona up to that time (about 80 people, which beat the previous record by over 20 people), and was graced by live music provided by the Southwest Brass (a fine local brass ensemble who played Dixie, the Bonnie Blue Flag, and Taps) as well as Ms. Cindy Brown of the Arizona Civil War Council, who performed a haunting rendition of "The Wearing of the Gray." 

 

COLOUR GUARD


For our 1999 ceremony we had a rather unique Colour Guard, composed of members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.   Carrying the United States Colours (at far left) was Brother Robert Hannan, Camp Picacho Peak, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Phoenix, Arizona.  Carrying the Confederate Third National Flag is Compatriot Peter Polley of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sierra Vista, Arizona.  Carrying the Confederate First National Flag is Compatriot Tim Payne, also of Camp 1710, SCV.  Finally, carrying the Confederate Battle Flag, was Compatriot Larry Billar, Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Phoenix, Arizona.  The four are standing behind the new Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument which was dedicated at that year's Confederate Memorial Day ceremony.  We were honoured to have the participation of the Sons of Union Veterans in the monument dedication ceremony. 

 

CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT


A picture of the Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument which was dedicated by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 at the 1999 Confederate Memorial Day ceremony.  The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp successfully raised the money to have this monument installed at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery after a  five-year fund-raising effort.   Several Camp members made large one-time donations ($100 or more) which went toward the down-payment on the monument, and 4 members each committed to donate $11.00 a month (the monthly pay of a Confederate soldier) to cover the monthly installment payments on the monument.  Finally, the Camp held raffles and auctions, sold historical booklets and Confederate flags at various local historical and reenactment events, and solicited one-time donations which enabled the monument to be paid off no less than two years early! It was very gratifying to see our Camp membership pull together around this project, and it was indeed our Camp's finest hour...so far!

 

PLAYING DIXIE


The 1999 Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery was graced by live music, provided by the Southwest Brass, a local brass ensemble.  Pictured here, standing at attention as (in the background) the band plays "Dixie," are (left) Curt Tipton, Lt. Commander of the Arizona Division, SCV, and (right) Ken Polley, both at the event representing the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710, Sierra Vista,

 Arizona. 

 

READING THE ROLL OF HONOUR


A traditional part of our annual ceremony has always been the reading of the Roll of Honour of the Confederate Veterans buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.  Arizona Division Lt. Commander Curt Tipton performed this duty at our 1999 ceremony.

 

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY


Pictured are (left) Robert Perkins, Commander of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and (right) Glenn Meek, Commander, Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, saluting the Confederate Veterans Monument after laying a wreath in honour of the Confederate Dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 24 April 1999.

 

THE WEARIN' OF THE GRAY


After the wreaths were laid at the monument, Cindy Brown, a former professional singer who now belongs to the Arizona Civil War Council, performed a haunting rendition of "The Wearin' of the Gray," a song honoring Confederate veterans which has been a traditional part (usually in recorded form) of Camp 1525's Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies for many years. 

 

DIPPING THE COLOURS


The mixed Sons of Confederate Veterans/Sons of Union Veterans Colour Guard dips the colours in honour of the dead as "Taps" is played. In the background, the musket party of the Arizona Civil War Council, under the command of Captain Richard Harper (Company D, 5th Texas Infantry) presents arms in salute to the dead.   

 

MUSKET SALUTE


The Arizona Civil War Council musket party (composed of members of the 5th Texas Infantry, CSA and the 1st United States Infantry) fire one volley of a 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 24 April 1999.

 

CANNON SALUTE


For the 1999 ceremony, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 was honoured to have not one, but TWO cannons present to perform the final salute to the Confederate dead.  The cannon were provided by Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (whose piece is pictured just after having fired), and by George Duckworth of the Arizona Civil War Council, who is shown in the process of firing his piece.  



Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated
May 6, 2009

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1995

Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery

Phoenix, Arizona


In April 1995, the fourth annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery was hosted by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.  Attendance was smaller than usual at this event, although we did have four S.C.V. Camps represented (the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 of Phoenix, Arizona, the Captain Robert Rodes Nelson Camp 1647 of Prescott, Arizona, the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 of Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 of Sierra Vista, Arizona), and we did have a small musket party from the Arizona Civil War Council and at least one cannon for a cannon salute.  And the ceremony was graced by live music, provided by Compatriot Randy England. So all in all it was a pretty good ceremony!

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins gives the keynote address.  To the right is Compatriot England, who sang "Dixie" and "The Wearing of the Gray" at the event.  Compatriot England is a local  reenactor who portrays a 19th Century Minstrel and is very talented...we were honoured to have him perform for us at the event. 

 

THE JACKET OF GRAY


Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Ed Porter reads the haunting War Between the States poem, "The Jacket of Gray."

 

ROLL OF HONOUR


Curt Tipton, Adjutant of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 of Sierra Vista, Arizona, reads the Roll of Honour of Confederate Veterans buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. 

 

THE WEARING OF THE GRAY


Compatriot Randy England performs "The Wearing of the Gray," a song that has been a traditional part of our Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies at Greenwood Memory Lawn since their inception in 1992.  

 

TAPS

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Colour Guard and the Arizona Civil War Council musket party render honours to the dead as "Taps" is played. 

 

MUSKET SALUTE


The Arizona Civil War Council musket party prepares to fire the first volley of a 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.



Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated
May 6, 2009

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1993

Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery

Phoenix, Arizona

 

On May 1, 1993, for the second year, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.  The event, although not as well attended as the previous year's event, still drew a respectable crowd of about 40 people.  And for the second year in a row we had press coverage, in the form of an article which appeared in the ARIZONA REPUBLIC on Sunday, May 2,1993.  The article, entitled "South Rises Again, For a While:  13 Confederate Soldiers honored at cemetery," was very positive.


SOME OF THE ATTENDEES


This photo shows some of the approximately 40 people attending the 1993 ceremony.  Those attending represented not only the Sons of Confederate Veterans, but also the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Pioneers' Cemetery Association, the American Legion, and the Arizona Civil War Council.  

 

SALUTE TO THE CONFEDERATE FLAG


The Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and Salute to the Confederate Flag were led by Camp 1525 Colour Sergeant Robert Oxford, shown here saluting as "Dixie" is played. 

 

EULOGY


For the second year, Mr. Herb Webster of the Arizona Civil War Council performed the Invocation and Benediction, and he gave a moving eulogy in honour of the Confederate dead. 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins gave the keynote address in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. 

 

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY


Camp 1525's Lt. Commander Robert Wilbanks and Commander Robert Perkins carry the Camp's wreath to the Cross of the Unknown Soldier.  

 

DIPPING THE COLOURS


After the wreath is laid, the Colour Guard, carrying United States, Confederate, and Arizona Flags, dip the colours as "Taps" is played in honour of the Confederate dead. 

 

PRESENT ARMS


The musket party of the Arizona Civil War Council presents arms during the playing of "Taps."  Afterward they fired a traditional 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead.



Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated
May 6, 2009

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1992

Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery

Phoenix, Arizona

 

On April 25, 1992 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its first-ever Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, an event which has since become a tradition  for War Between the States historic and reenacting organizations in Arizona.  A large crowd of over 50 people attended this first event, including representatives of all then-existing Arizona SCV Camps (all two of them!) as well as the Arizona Civil War Council, and other local historical organizations.  In addition, we had the honour of welcoming Mr. Marcos Andrade, personal representative of the Mayor of Phoenix, who was there to honor Private Emil Ganz of the 21st Georgia Infantry, who served as a three-term Mayor of Phoenix in the 1890s and is buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn.  

 

EULOGY


Herb Webster of the Arizona Civil War Council gave the Invocation and Benediction, and delivered a eulogy to the Confederate Dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.  

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Robert Perkins, Commander of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, gave the keynote address, praising the bravery, slef-sacrifice and devotion to duty and country displayed by  Confederate soldiers during the war and their many contributions to the development of Arizona and the nation after the war. 

 

WREATH LAYING


Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525's Lt. Commander, Robert Wilbanks IV, and Compatriot Wise of the Confederates of La Paz Camp 1572 (Bouse, Arizona) lay a wreath in honour of the Confederate Dead at the Cross of the Unknown Soldier during the 1992 Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. 

 

MUSKET PARTY


The musket party provided by the Arizona Civil War Council waits for the order to render honours to the Confederate Dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.  

 

PLAYING TAPS


10-year-old Russ Dykes of the Arizona Civil War Council plays "Taps" in honour of the Confederate dead buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn.  To his left, Camp Commander Robert Perkins looks on.  The Confederate Colour Guard dips the colours in honour of the dead.


PICTURE MISSING

 

CANNON SALUTE


Dan Huskisson's Confederate Artillery Battery fires a cannon salute in honour of the Confederate Dead.  The cannon used was a full-scale 6-pounder, and the roar of the gun was very impressive (evidenced by a number of car alarms which were set off!).

 

OUR FIRST PRESS COVERAGE


An article about our first Confederate Memorial Day ceremony held at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery on 25 April 1992.  The article, which was very positive, appeared in THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC on Sunday, 26 April 1992, p. B-1.



The following section was originally documented on a separate web page titled "THE CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL SITE," which documented activities related to memorial services.

Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated
May 1, 2009

GRAVE MARKING AND MONUMENTS

 

We of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 are especially proud of our work to see that Arizona's Confederate Veterans are properly honored with appropriate monuments to their memory.  The Camp does research to locate the graves of Confederate Veterans in Arizona, and has marked some of their graves with markers provided by the Veterans Administration.   We have also erected an Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, not only honouring the 21 veterans known to be buried there, but all of Arizona's Confederate Veterans.  Last but not least, we have installed bronze Confederate Crosses of Honor on the graves of the Confederate Veterans buried at Pioneers' Military and Memorial Park Cemetery in Phoenix, and are currently raising funds to install similar crosses on the graves of the veterans buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix. 

 

GRAVES OF PRIVATE JAMES E. DRANE AND SERGEANT JAMES P. BATES

 

Marked by Camp 1525 in 1994.

 

GRAVESTONE AND CONFEDERATE IRON CROSS AT GRAVE OF

PRIVATE ROSS W. BROOKS


The stone was installed by Troy Groves of the Terry's Texas Rangers Association and the Brooks family, with assistance and advice from the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.  The Confederate Iron Cross was installed by Camp 1525 at the foot of the grave.  The ceremony dedicating the stone and the cross were held in November 2002. 

 

ARIZONA CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT

GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

 

On April 24, 1999 the proudest moment to date of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 came as it dedicated it's ARIZONA CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.  This monument, the culmination of five years of hard work by Camp members, honours not only the twenty veterans buried at said cemetery, but all of Arizona's Confederate Veterans, wherever they might be.  It is the only monument dedicated to the memory of Arizona's Confederate Veterans to have ever been raised by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Arizona (the United Daughters of the Confederacy also has an Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument, located at Wesley Bolen Park, next to the State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona).

 

BRONZE CONFEDRATE CROSS OF HONOR ON THE GRAVE OF A CONFEDERATE VETERAN AT PIONEER'S MILITARY AND MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


This is one of seventeen such crosses which were installed at Pioneer's Military and Memorial Park in April 2005. 

 

HEADSTONE OF SERGEANT GREEN F. EVANS


Installed by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 at Pioneer's Military and Memorial Park, February 18, 2007

 

GRAVE OF PRIVATE JOHN ELLIOTT WALKER

43RD BATTALION, VIRGINIA CAVALRY

(MOSBY'S RANGERS)


Marked by the Col. Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 in 2009


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