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Camp 1525 Website Archive - The original camp website is no longer maintained.  Material recovered from the internet, through archived sources and cached pages, is re-posted here in several sections.  In some places information and pictures were not recoverable or available and are annotated as such.  The pages re-posted here are presented as they existed at the time and have only been modified for formatting purposes.  Explanatory notes are located throughout in order to explain the information presented or provide context.
Archive last updated 20 November 2019

GENERAL CAMP PAGES

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.


NOTE: This was the last calendar posted.

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.


Taken from the Camp 1525 Website Archive dated August 18, 2007

THE CAMP 1525 WARGAMING CLUB


The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 sponsors a Wargaming Club. What is "wargaming," you ask? Wargaming is a hobby wherein people interested in military history play simulations, or games, of various periods of military history. The Camp 1525 Wargame Club, being primarily composed of members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, focuses on
simulating battles and campaigns of the War between the States.

Why would anyone want to do this? Players gain a greater understanding of military
strategy and tactics through these games, and they are a lot of fun, too! 

Games most commonly take two forms...

BOARD GAMES

Board games can be either tactical or strategic in focus, and, depending on the game, can be played by two or more people.



TABLETOP BATTLE RECREATIONS 

Table-top battle recreations (an example of which is shown being played by some of our
members in the photo above) are fought on a table top, rather than a game board, and use simulated model terrain and model soldiers (also called military miniatures) instead of the
cardboard counters and maps used in board games. These games are always tactical in focus, and can be played by several people, each commanding a Brigade or Division. 

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 normally holds several games per year,
although they are not held monthly. All S.C.V. members are invited to attend and participate. Additionally, if you are not a S.C.V. member and would like to get involved, by all means, contact us for information about joining the Club.



ARIZONA

TERRITORY

POINTS OF

INTEREST


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 preserving 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.


CAMP HISTORY PAGES

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 re-posted here.  The history index found in the archived pages was from 1990-2008.

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: The camp history index begins here.  Listed below, beginning in 1990, each page is shown as it was recorded by the camp at the time.  Some photos were not present in the archival/cached pages.  The index showed the entire recorded period to have been from 1990 - 2008.

March 16, 1990 to July 31, 1991

August 1, 1991 to July 31, 1992

August 1, 1992 to July 31, 1993

August 1, 1993 to July 31, 1994

August 1, 1994 to July 31, 1995

August 1, 1995 to July 31, 1996

August 1, 1996 to July 31, 1997

August 1, 1997 to July 31, 1998

August 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999

August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2000

August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001

August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002

NOTE: 2001-2002 not hyperlinked on the original page.

August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2003

August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004

August 1, 2004 to July 31, 2005

August 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006

August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007

August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008

NOTE: 2007-2008 original page states "under construction."


March 16, 1990 to July 31, 1991

 CAMP PICNIC, OCTOBER 1990

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK

PICACHO, ARIZONA


Held at Picacho Peak State Park, site of Arizona's only War Between the States battle, this was the Camp's first successful event.  A large crowd of over 30 people attended this fun-filled afternoon, consisting of SCV members, friends and family.


FOOD AND GOOD FUN


The picnic was a "dutch treat" affair, with everyone bringing their own lunches to the event.  This picture shows some of the attendees having good food and good fun together at the picnic.


S.C.V. MEMBERS ATTENDING THE PICNIC


SCV Members attending are pictured above...left to right:  John Leonard, Gary Gorsuch, Byron Houseknecht, Dewey Williams, Robert Perkins, and Kirby Wise.



CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

APRIL 1991

WESLEY BOLIN PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA 


The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended its first ever Confederate Memorial Day ceremony when it took part in the annual ceremony hosted by the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy held at Wesley Bolin Park in Phoenix, Arizona.


PHOTO MISSING

 

LAYING THE CAMP WREATH

  

Pictured are (left) Camp Commander Robert Perkins, who is about to lay a wreath at the UDC's Confederate Veterans Monument, and at right, holding the Camp's Confederate Battle Flag, is Compatriot Walter Hull.


 

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

EVERGREEN AND HOLY HOPE CEMETERIES TUCSON, ARIZONA

26 APRIL 1991


The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 also travelled to Tucson, Arizona to attend the Confederate Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the John R. Baylor Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, at Evergreen and Holy Hope Cemeteries.  The ceremony annually honours William S. Oury and Private Daniel Spires. 


PHOTO MISSING

 

AT THE GRAVE OF WILLIAM S. OURY


The attendees are pictured around the grave of William S. Oury, who was not a Confederate soldier, but was a noted Tucson secessionist and one of the founding fathers of the Confederate Territory of Arizona. Commander Perkins of Camp 1525 attended representing the Camp and the SCV at the event.  


PHOTO MISSING 


GRAVE OF PRIVATE DANIEL SPIRES


After the ceremony honouring Oury, who is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, the attendees adjourned to the grave of Private Daniel Spires, at Holy Hope Cemetery (which is adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery). Unfortunately, Private Spires is buried in a tree-covered area and it was very dark...so this is the only picture from the ceremony at his grave which turned out!



August 1, 1991 to July 31, 1992

FEDERAL MEMORIAL DAY 1992

PIONEERS' CEMETERY

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

MAY 1992



The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 took part in the annual Federal Memorial Day ceremony held at the old Pioneers' Cemetery in downtown Phoenix, held in May 1992.  Representing the Camp were (left to right) Camp Treasurer John Leonard, Compatriot Tony Eppler, and Camp Lt. Commander Robert Wilbanks, IV.  The Camp also provided the Confederate flags used to mark the graves of the Confederate veterans buried at Pioneers' Cemetery.



August 1, 1992 to July 31, 1993

FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES NATIONAL CONVENTION

PHOENIX CIVIC PLAZA

AUGUST 1992


The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 manned a recruitment and information booth at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Convention, which was held at the Phoenix Civic Plaza in August, 1992.  The booth was shared with the Pioneers' Cemetery Association, an organization which has been very supportive of S.C.V. activities in Arizona over the years.


MANNING THE BOOTH


Manning our Camp's Booth at the Convention were, left to right...Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Camp Treasurer John Leonard, Jake the Mannequin (the quiet member of our Camp), Compatriot Tony Eppler, and Camp Lt. Commander Robert Wilbanks, IV.

 

 

CAMP PICNIC, WHITE TANK STATE PARK OCTOBER 1992


In October 1992 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp decided to hold its Camp picnic closer to home, and went to White Tank State Park, in the White Tank Mountains west of Phoenix, Arizona.  Five S.C.V. members attended, and with attending family members, the total attending was only about 15.  But we all enjoyed the beautiful scenery and beautiful weather, and had good company and good food, which is what a picnic is all about!


S.C.V. MEMBERS ATTENDING THE PICNIC


A brief meeting of the Camp was held at the 1992 Camp picnic.  Attending were, left to right... Compatriot Harmon Perkins, Camp Treasurer John Leonard, Camp Adjutant Byron Houseknecht, Camp Commander Robert Perkins, and Compatriot John Adams.


  

ARIZONA STATEHOOD DAYS

FEBRUARY 1993

PIONEER ARIZONA LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

NEW RIVER, ARIZONA


In February 1993 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended its first reenactment at Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, located off Interstate Highway 17 north of Phoenix, Arizona.  The event celebrated Arizona Statehood Day, 14 February 1912, which happens to have been 50 years to the day after the creation of the Confederate Territory of Arizona on 14 February 1862.  The Camp had a recruitment and information table at the event. 

 

PHOTO MISSING


A COLD, WET WEEKEND


The weekend chosen for the Arizona Statehood Days celebration was cold and wet, and there was a very low turnout by tourists that year.  Nevertheless, Camp 1525 had several diehard members attending and manning its table at the event.  Pictured from left to right...Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Compatriot Tony Eppler, an unidentified reenactor (not a member of the Camp), and Colour Sergeant Robert Oxford.

 

 

PICACHO REENACTMENT

MARCH 1993

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK

PICACHO, ARIZONA


In March 1993, for the first time ever, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 had a recruitment/information table at the annual Civil War in the Southwest Weekend hosted by Picacho Peak State Park, Picacho, Arizona.  The park is located on the site of the westernmost battle of the War Between the States (Battle of Picacho Pass, 15 April 1862) and includes reenactments of that battle, plus the battles of Valverde (February 1862) and Glorieta Pass (March 1862), which were fought in what is now New Mexico.   Camp 1525 distributed historical literature about the war as it transpired in Arizona, as well as information about the Sons of Confederate Veterans. 

 

PHOTO MISSING


THE CAMP TABLE


This picture shows the Camp recruitment/information table at the March 1993 reenactment at Picacho Peak State Park.  Camp Commander Perkins is shown conversing with one of the many tourists who visited the table over the weekend. 

 

PHOTO MISSING


SCV MEMBERS ATTENDING THE 1993 PICACHO REENACTMENT


Four members of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended the 1993 Picacho reenactment.  Seated in front is Compatriot Tony Eppler; standing at rear, left to right, are Camp Colour Sergeant Robert Oxford, Compatriot Robert Hathaway, and Camp Commander Robert Perkins.


 

CAMP MEETING, MARCH 1993


At the March 1993 Meeting of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, it was announced that a Provisional Arizona Division had been created.  The newly appointed Arizona Division Commander George Sheffler, attended and announced his appointment of Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins as the new Provisional Division's Lt. Commander.


PHOTO MISSING

 

ATTENDING THE MEETING


Seated in front, left to right...Compatriots Tony Eppler and David Terry, Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.  Standing, left to right...Lt. Commander Robert Wilbanks IV, Camp 1525; Compatriots William Caldwell and Michael Cullum, Camp 1525; Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins (who had just been appointed Lt. Commander of the Arizona Division); Compatriot Robert Hathaway, Camp 1525; and George Sheffler, Commander of the Confederates of La Paz Camp 1572 (Bouse, Arizona) and recently appointed Commander of the Provisional Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.



August 1, 1993 to July 31, 1994

CAMP PICNIC

OCTOBER 1993

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK

PICACHO, ARIZONA


This was the second Camp picnic held at Picacho Peak State Park, and it was a very memorable one indeed...if for no other reason than the weather.  While we were picnicking a huge thunderstorm blew in, with high winds, cold rain, and marble sized hail.  The wind at times was so high that the rain was being blown in under the roof of the picnic ramada we were in, and by the end of the storm we were all pretty much soaked.  But nevertheless the picnic was pretty well attended, and we all had a good time, with lots of good food (Commander Perkins made Southern style Barbecue Pork which was very well received) and good company.


ENJOYING THE PICNIC


This picture was taken before the storm...just good food and good company making for a pleasant afternoon.


THE STORM ARRIVES


Picnickers watch as the marble-sized hail patters on the ground outside our ramada.  In a few minutes, huge gusts of wind would be blowing the rain and hail horizontally under the roof of the ramada, soaking the entire gathering.


AFTER THE STORM


A very wet and rather disgruntled group poses for pictures after the storm.  Pictured are, seated, left to right...Linda Huskisson, and Mrs. Bill Gooden.  Standing, left to right...Robert Oxford, Colour Sergeant of Camp 1525; Compatriot Dan Huskisson; Camp Treasurer John Leonard; Compatriot Tony Eppler; Compatriot Bill Gooden; Compatriot Robert Wilbanks IV, and Camp Commander Robert Perkins.


 

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

NOVEMBER 1993

PIONEER ARIZONA LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

NEW RIVER, ARIZONA


In November 1993 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp attending its first Veterans Day celebration at the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum.  The Camp had a recruitment/information table at the event, and several of the Camp's members took part in the War Between the States battle reenactments held over the weekend. 


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CAMP 1525  MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE 1993 VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION


Left to right...Compatriot Mike Cullum,  Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Compatriot Tony Eppler, Compatriot Randy England, Compatriot Greg Colvin, Camp Colour Sergeant Robert Oxford, and Lt. Commander Ed Porter.


 

LEE AND JACKSON DAY

JANUARY 1994


It was in this year that our Camp began to hold annual birthday celebrations in honour of the South's two greatest military leaders, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.  This year's celebration was held at the home of Camp Lt. Commander Ed Porter, and was very enjoyable even if sparsely attended.  One highlight of the event was the Lemon Cake (served in honour of Lt. General Jackson's well-known passion for said fruit) prepared by Mrs. Porter, wife of our esteemed Lt. Commander.  Lt. Commander Porter showed videotaped biographies of the two Confederatee Generals, and also brought out and displayed many of his vast collection of War Between the States relics and memorabilia, which made the meeting very entertaining for all. 

 

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ATTENDING THE 1994 LEE AND JACKSON DAY CELEBRATION


Left to right...Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Compatriot David Terry, Lt. Commander Ed Porter, Compatriot Ted Strong, and Compatriot Dan Huskisson.


 

 ARIZONA STATEHOOD CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 1994

PIONEER ARIZONA LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

NEW RIVER, ARIZONA


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THE CAMP DISPLAY


Shown is the Camp display at the 1994 Arizona Statehood Days Celebration.  Pictured are Camp 1525 Colour Sergeant Robert Oxford and Linda Eppler, wife of Compatriot Tony Eppler.


 

 PICACHO REENACTMENT

MARCH 1994

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK

PICACHO, ARIZONA


For the second year, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 had a recruitment and information table at the annual Civil War in the Southwest reenactment sponsored by Picacho Peak State Park.  That year the Camp made an ill-fated attempt to form its own reenactment unit, the Second Arizona Cavalry.  


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COMMANDER PERKINS WITH THE SECOND ARIZONA'S FLAG


Pictured is Commander Robert Perkins, portraying a Second Lieutenant of the Second Arizona Cavalry, standing next to the flag of the Second Arizona, which was a Richard Taylor Pattern flag (Southern Cross with reversed colours).  The Camp's reenactment unit attempted to portray a Regimental Headquarters, and as a result most of its reenactors portrayed officers...which did not endear the unit to the other reenacting units at the event.  Needless to say, the Camp disbanded the unit shortly thereafter, and Camp members took part in later reenactments in the role of ordinary privates.

  

 

 CARTWRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

110TH ANNIVERSARY

CARTWRIGHT SCHOOL

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

MARCH 1994


The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 was invited to participate in the 110th Anniversary Celebration for Cartwright Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Camp set up a display highlighting Arizona's Confederate history and the contributions made by Confederate veterans to Arizona.  The display was a great success, and was very popular.  The school later sent a very nice letter to the Camp in thanks for the Camp's contribution to the celebration.


THE CAMP DISPLAY


A good picture showing the Camp's display at the event.  Among the items displayed were various Confederate flags, a scale model Napoleon 12-pounder (kindly contributed by Lt. Commander Ed Porter), a display of United Confederate Veterans reunion medals (kindly contributed by Camp Treasurer John Leonard), photos of local reenactment events and our annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies, copies of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN magazine, and a display card explaining some of Arizona's Confederate history.


COMMANDER PERKINS WITH THE DISPLAY


CAMP MEMBERS MANNING THE DISPLAY


Manning the Camp's display table were (left to right) John Leonard, Camp 1525 Treasurer; Lt. Commander Ed Porter; Compatriot Tony Eppler; and Commander Robert Perkins.



August 1, 1994 to July 31, 1995

SIGNING OF THE CAMP CHARTER SEPTEMBER 1994

CHOLLA BRANCH

PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY


Even though our Camp was chartered in March 1990, through a strange set of circumstances our Camp Charter document  was not received until September 1994...apparently in 1990 the document was sent to the then-Army of the Transmississippi Commander, James Meadows of Texas, who was supposed to present it to the Camp.  Commander Meadows passed away shortly thereafter.  The document remained untouched among his papers until it was discovered  in mid-1994 by a family member, who forwarded it to S.C.V. Headquarters, who then...finally...forwarded to our Camp!  Needless to say, whether late or not, we were glad to get it, and held our charter signing ceremony at the next Camp meeting.


SIGNING OF THE CAMP CHARTER


Left to right...Camp Commander Robert Perkins. Compatriot Dan Huskisson, Camp Lt. Commander Ed Porter, and Compatriot David Terry.


 

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

NOVEMBER 1994

PIONEER ARIZONA LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

NEW RIVER, ARIZONA


In November 1994 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended its second annual Veterans Day celebration at Pioneer Living History Museum. The Camp had a display table at the event, where flags were sold and literature about the Sons of Confederate Veterans was distributed.  Camp members also took part in the War Between the States battle reenactments over the weekend.  

 

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THE CAMP DISPLAY TABLE


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BATTLE REENACTMENT


Shown is the Confederate Artillery, including Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins (far left, pulling the lanyard) and Compatriot Dan Huskisson (center).


 

 JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE DECEMBER 1994

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT

U.S. HIGHWAY 60

EAST OF APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA


In 1994, the Commander in Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans ordered all Camps to hold a memorial service in honour of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  Having recently discovered that a monument to President Davis existed in Arizona, on U.S. Highway 60 east of Apache Junction, it was decided to hold our Camp's ceremony there.  The date chosen was the Saturday closest to the anniversary of the death of President Davis, which took place 6 December 1889.  The monument is in a rather remote location, and a very small number of people attended this first ceremony.


ATTENDING THE CEREMONY


Attending the 1994 Jefferson Davis Memorial Service were (left to right) Robert Baxter, Camp 1525 Chaplain; Camp Commander Robert Perkins; and Compatriot Dan Huskisson.



August 1, 1995 to July 31, 1996

 

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

NOVEMBER 1995

PIONEER ARIZONA LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

NEW RIVER, ARIZONA


In November 1995 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended the annual Veterans Day celebration at the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum.  The Museum puts on a celebration each year which includes War Between the States encampments and reenactments.  That year several Camp members took part in the reenactment, and the Camp held its November meeting at the event. 

 

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CHARGE!


The Confederates charge the Yankee positions during one of the reenactments held over the weekend.  Shown standing at center, next to the cannon, is Camp Commander Robert Perkins, who took part in the reenactment as a Confederate artilleryman.  


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CAMP MEETING ATTENDEES


Attending the Camp meeting were Compatriot Larry Billar (shown at left with his children), Camp Lt. Commander Ed Porter, Compatriot Tony Eppler, and Camp Commander Robert Perkins.


 

DRAGOON SPRINGS CLEANUP PROJECT JUNE 1996

DRAGOON SPRINGS, ARIZONA


In June 1996, the Arizona Division, SCV, in cooperation with a local Boy Scout Troop from Sierra Vista, one of whose Scouts had adopted the project as his Eagle Scout Project, went to the site of the graves of four Confederate soldiers who had been killed in battle with Apaches on 5 May 1862, located near the abandoned Butterfield Overland Stagecoach Station at Dragoon Springs (a few miles south of Interstate Highway 10, about 18 miles east of Benson, Arizona) and cleared away the results 130 years of neglect. The site had been completely reclaimed by nature, was overgrown by wild grasses, cactus, mesquite and creosote bushes. Indeed, when the workers first arrived, it was not immediately apparent just where the graves were...but after a hard day's work, the site was cleared of the natural growth, and the graves were cleaned up (several large rat's nests being cleared out of the stones which are piled on top of the graves). Members of Camp 1525, as well as the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 of Sierra Vista and the Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202 of Tucson participated. Camp 1525 was represented by Commander Robert Perkins and by Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson. Each year, the Arizona Division returns to maintain the site.


DURING THE CLEANUP


Pictured at center is Camp Secretary Dan Huskisson.  Seen in the background are many of the workers (a lot of them Boy Scouts) as well as the natural growth which, by the time the picture was taken,  had been considerably reduced.


    THE RESULTS OF THE WORK


This picture shows how the area looked after the cleanup...the graves have been cleared of the natural growth and the rat nests which covered them beforehand, and a large area around them had been cleared of growth as well.



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. 

 

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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. 


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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

 

LEE AND JACKSON DAY

17 JANUARY 1998

BEEF EATER'S RESTAURANT

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On January 17, 1998 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted its annual birthday celebration in honour of the South's two greatest military heroes, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. This was the largest-attended such event in the history of the SCV in Arizona up to that time, with 58 people in attendance. In part this was due to the main highlight of the event, which was the presentation of a REAL DAUGHTER medal and certificate to Mrs. Effie Turner of Casa Grande, Arizona, who is the daughter of Private Thomas Wood Machen, Company G, 31st Alabama Infantry. Another highlight was the Lee and Jackson Trivia contest, which for that year had as its top two prizes commemorative silver coins of Generals Lee and Jackson, and as third prize, a copy of Professor James I. Robertson's definitive biography, STONEWALL JACKSON: THE MAN, THE SOLDIER, THE LEGEND. Everyone had a splendid time, and the event was a great success.


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REAL DAUGHTER PRESENTATION


Shown is Arizona Division Lt. Commander Curt Tipton as he presents the Real Daughter Certificate to Mrs. Turner, looking up at him to his left.

 

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TRIVIA CONTEST


Robert Perkins, who was at that time Commander of both the Arizona Division and the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, is shown posing a question in the very popular Lee and Jackson Trivia Contest, held each year as part of Camp 1525's Lee and Jackson Day celebration. Arizona Division officers seated at the table to either side are (left to right) Ed Porter of Camp 1525, Peter Polley of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710, Larry Billar of Camp 1525, Ray Ganey and Curt Tipton, both of Camp 1710.


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AND THE WINNER IS...


Compatriot Tom Tatum of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 was the First Place winner of the Trivia Contest, and took home the Robert E. Lee Silver Commemorative Coin.

 

ARIZONA DIVISION CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY
DRAGOON SPRINGS, ARIZONA
MAY 1998


In May 1998 the Arizona Division held its second annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Dragoon Springs, honouring the four Confederate servicemen who lost their lives in battle with Apaches on 5 May 1862. Representing Camp 1525 at the event were Camp (and Arizona Division) Commander Robert Perkins, Camp (and Arizona Division) Adjutant Larry Billar, and Camp Lt. Commander (and Arizona Division Colour Sergeant) Dan Huskisson.

BEFORE THE CEREMONY


At far left, Lt. Commander Huskisson confers with David Showalter, Commander of the Confederate Secret Service Camp of Sierra Vista, Arizona (center). In the foreground is one of the graves, marked that year by both Confederate 1st National and Battle flags.


A SOLDIER'S GRAVE


Camp 1525 (and Arizona Division) Adjutant Larry Billar read the poem, "A Soldier's Grave" during the ceremony.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Arizona Division Commander Robert Perkins gave the keynote address in honour of the Confederate dead at Dragoon Springs.




FEDERAL MEMORIAL DAY 1998
PIONEERS' CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
MAY 1998



As in previous years, members of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 took part in the annual Federal Memorial Day ceremony held at Pioneers's Cemetery in Phoenix. Camp Commander Robert Perkins (at far left) gave the memorial presentation over the grave of the Confederate soldier honoured in that year's ceremony (the cemetery honours one Confederate and one Union soldier during its ceremony each year). Also pictured, second from right, is George Duckworth of the Arizona Civil War Council, and at far right (with the First National guidon) is Ed Porter, Lt. Commander of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525. The other gentleman (with his back to the camera) is a member of the local Masons' lodge (the ceremony also honours one member of the Masons each year).


August 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999

 

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT RESTORATION PROJECT

NOVEMBER 1998

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT

U.S. HIGHWAY 60

EAST OF APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA


In November 1998, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, with assistance from members of the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona) and the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710, Sons of Confederate Veterans (Sierra Vista, Arizona) carried out its long-planned Jefferson Davis Monument Improvement Project, a major clean-up and grounds improvement at the Jefferson Davis Monument, which is located east of Apache Junction, Arizona on U.S. Highway 60. The monument, which had fallen into deplorable condition as a result of years of neglect, was cleaned up, the surrounding wild vegetation was cleared, the area around the monument was enclosed by a curb of railroad ties, and the enclosed area was laboriously filled with gravel. Last but not least, a barrel cactus, Joshua Tree, and hobo plants were planted near the monument. Through the efforts of Camp Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, the support and assistance of the Arizona Department of Transportation for the project was obtained. The A.D.O.T. donated the railroad ties (even drilling them with holes for the steel pins which were used to secure them to the ground), gravel, and the plants, delivering the construction materials to the site and installing the plants for us, free of charge. And, it should be said, the A.D.O.T. actually donated these materials not once, but twice (they had dropped the said materials off at the site a few days before we were scheduled to begin work, and somebody absconded with the materials...A.D.O.T. generously replaced them and delivered them to us again the morning we were scheduled to begin work). The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 is very grateful to A.D.O.T. for their kind support for our project!


JEFF DAVIS MONUMENT IN DISARRAY


This picture shows the atrocious condition into which the Jefferson Davis Monument had fallen.  The picture was taken at one of the cleanup efforts made by the United Daughters of the Confederacy a few months before Camp 1525 completed it's Monument Improvement Project.  Unfortunately, despite good intentions, the U.D.C. was never able to muster the labor necessary to do a proper job of maintaining the monument, and sadly, it had returned to almost the same sad state by November 1998, when Camp 1525 completed the improvement.


DURING THE CLEANUP


This photo was taken near the end of the cleanup project, and shows Camp members and friends at a brief respite in the hard work to restore the monument grounds.  It shows to good advantage the dramatic change in the appearance of the monument area after Camp 1525 and its friends got finished with it.


THE WORKERS


Shown are the members of Camp 1525 and others who performed the Monument cleanup project.   Kneeling in front of the monument are Compatriot Tom Tatum and Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525; Standing behind the monument, left to right...Larry Billar, Adjutant, Camp 1525; Compatriot Peter Polley, Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona); Commander Wayne Tatum, Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona); Robert Baxter, Chaplain, Camp 1525; Compatriot Paul Rheudasil, Camp 1708; Commander Robert Perkins, Camp 1525;  Glenn Meek, member of Camp 1710 and Arizona Division Commander; and Compatriot Herbert Deal, Camp 1525.

 

 

JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE DECEMBER 1998

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT

U.S. HIGHWAY 60

EAST OF APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA

  

The next month, the Camp held it's annual Jefferson Davis Memorial Service, at which an award was given recognizing and thanking A.D.O.T. for their generous assistance with our project.


SETTING UP FOR THE CEREMONY


Camp Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson carries the flag stand to the monument.  The monument, all cleaned up and the surrounding enclosure are well displayed in this photo.


UNFURLING THE COLOURS


Compatriot Tom Tatum (left), Camp Commander Robert Perkins (center) and Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (right) unfurl the Camp's colours and set them up in preparation for the ceremony.


BEFORE THE CEREMONY


The Camp flags have been set up, and it is almost time to begin.  This picture also displays the fine improvement work done as a result of Camp 1525's Jefferson Davis Monument Improvement Project the previous month. At left, Camp Commander Robert Perkins holds onto his hat as a gust of wind tries to carry it off his head (again).  The weather that day was atrocious, with rain, sleet, very cold temperatures, and high winds.


AN ABBREVIATED SPEECH


Camp Commander Robert Perkins (at left) gave the address in honour of President Jefferson Davis, which due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, had to be significantly shortened from its original planned form.  At right, Camp Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson grins at the somewhat humourous result...


THANKS, A.D.O.T.!!!


Camp Commander Robert Perkins (far left) and Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (far right) with the representative of the Arizona Department of Transportation Wrecker Road Maintenance Yard, who came to accept the Certificate of Appreciation which Camp 1525 presented in gratitude for A.D.O.T.'s assistance with our Jefferson Davis Monument Improvement Project. As can be seen, the A.D.O.T. man was the only one at the ceremony with enough sense to wear proper rain gear!


 

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION DECEMBER 1998

HERITAGE SQUARE PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


In December 1998 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, for the third year in a row, had a display table at the annual Victorian Holiday Celebration held at historic Heritage Square Park.  The display highlighted the many contributions made by Confederate Veterans to the history and development of Arizona during the Victorian Era.  Literature about Arizona's Confederate history, Black Confederates, Hispanics in Blue and Gray, and information about the Sons of Confederate Veterans was distributed at the table, which was visited by a large number of people over the course of the day. 


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THE CAMP DISPLAY


Shown with the Camp display are (left to right), Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Compatriot Tom Tatum, and Camp Lt. Commander  Ed Porter.


 

LEE AND JACKSON DAY

JANUARY 1999

BEEF EATER'S RESTAURANT

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


Camp 1525's annual tribute to the Confederacy's two greatest military leaders, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, was held at the Beef Eater's Restaurant in Phoenix.  As usual, it was a well attended and very fun event, which included a luncheon, good company, and the ever-popular Lee and Jackson Trivia Contest.  

 

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ATTENDING THE 1999 LEE AND JACKSON DAY CELEBRATION


Some of those attending the 1999 celebration are pictured here.  Kneeling, left to right...Glenn Meek, member of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona) and Arizona Division Commander, SCV; Pendleton Gaines, member of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 (Phoenix, Arizona) and Judge Advocate, Arizona Division, SCV; Compatriot Tom Tatum, Camp 1525; Dan Huskisson, Lt. Commander, Camp 1525; Standing, left to right...Robert Perkins, Commander, Camp 1525; Miss Julia McSwain, Thunderbird Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Robert Hannan, Camp Picacho Peak, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War;  Ron Fox, Lt. Commander, Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona); Peter Polley, member of Camp 1710 and Arizona Division Heritage Officer; Larry Billar, Adjutant, Camp 1525; Janet Grams, Thunderbird Chapter,, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Compatriot Steve Johnson, Camp 1525; Mrs. Glenn Meek; Compatriot Robert Bohannan, Camp 1708; Mrs William Porter and Mr. William Porter, local re-enactors.


 

 ARIZONA STATEHOOD DAYS

FEBRUARY 1999

WESLEY BOLEN PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 was invited to participate in the State of Arizona's official Arizona Statehood Days celebration, held at the State Capitol in downtown Phoenix.  We set up a booth providing details of Arizona's Confederate history and contributions to the development of Arizona by Confederate veterans, and highlighting the fact that Arizona was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912...50 years to the day after the Confederate States of America created its own Arizona Territory on 14 February 1862.  


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THE CAMP BOOTH


Shown at the Camp booth at the 1999 Arizona Statehood Celebration held at the State Capitol in downtown Phoenix are Camp Historian Ed Porter (left) and Camp Commander Robert Perkins (right).  The tables look somewhat bare...the day was very, very windy, and large gusts pretty much blew our display away (not to mention destroying the Camp's tarp/dining fly).



August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2000

 

FALL FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 1999

HERITAGE SQUARE PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


In November 1999 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended the first annual Fall Festival held at Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The Camp set up a display which highlighted the contributions made by Confederate veterans to Arizona's history and development, and distributed literature about Arizona's Confederate Heritage, Black Confederate Heritage, and Hispanic Confederate Heritage. The Camp also did some recruiting and fund-raising at the event.


MANNING THE CAMP DISPLAY


Our Camp was represented at the event by Commander Robert Perkins, who manned the display throughout the day.

 

 

 JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE DECEMBER 5, 1999

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT

U.S. HIGHWAY 60

EAST OF APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA


On December 5, 1999 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its sixth annual memorial service in honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  The ceremony was held at the Jefferson Davis Highway Marker, east of Apache Junction on U.S. Highway 60.  The Camp was joined by members of the Thunderbird Chapter (Phoenix, Arizona) and the John R. Baylor Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.


    HONOURING THE COLOURS


Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins and Compatriot Tom Tatum doff hats as The Star Spangled Banner and Dixie are played.


CANNON SALUTE


 In the picture above, Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (right) and Compatriot Tom Tatum (left) are seen preparing to fire a cannon salute in honor of President Davis.


ATTENDING THE 1999 CEREMONY


Left to right...Marylyn Bruins, John R. Baylor Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (Tucson, Arizona); Norma Laitem, Thunderbird Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Compatriot Tom Tatum, Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525; Janet Grams, President, Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Commander Robert Perkins, Camp 1525; Stacy McSwain, Thunderbird Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Donna Waldo, fiance of Camp 1525 Commander Perkins; and Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, Camp 1525.


 

LEE AND JACKSON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

22 JANUARY 2000

BEEF EATER'S RESTAURANT

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On Saturday, January 22, 2000 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, in cooperation with the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held a well-attended (40 people in attendance) celebration in honor of the birthdays of the great Southern heroes, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.  Three of five Arizona S.C.V. Camps were represented, as well as all four Arizona U.D.C. Chapters, Camp Picacho Peak of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Arizona Civil War Council (the local Phoenix reenactor's organization).


WINNER OF THE TRIVIA CONTEST


The Camp's annual Lee and Jackson Trivia Contest was a big success.  Compatriot Ronald Fox of the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (SCV) won this year's contest.  He is pictured above (at left) with his prize, a Franklin Mint Limited Edition Stonewall Jackson Pocket Knife.  All had a great time!


 

PICACHO REENACTMENT

11-12 MARCH 2000


Over the weekend of 11-12 March 2000, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended the annual Civil War in the Southwest Weekend of battle reenactments and living history encampments at Picacho Peak State Park, about 40 miles north of Tucson, Arizona.   The Camp distributed S.C.V. recruitment literature, informational literature about Arizona Confederate history, Black Confederate Heritage and Hispanic Confederate Heritage, and sold raffle tickets.   Camp Commander Robert Perkins also participated in the battle reenactments as a member of the 5th Texas Infantry.  All in all it was a very successful weekend for the Camp!  

 

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THE CAMP BOOTH AT PICACHO


In the picture above, from left to right:  Camp Commander Robert Perkins, his fiancé Donna Waldo, and Compatriot Tom Tatum, who manned the Camp's booth at the reenactment.



August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001

 

FALL FESTIVAL

4 NOVEMBER 2000

HERITAGE SQUARE PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On November 4, 2000, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 took part in the annual Fall Festival held at Historic Heritage Square Park in Phoenix, Arizona. The Camp set up a recruitment and display table, distributing literature about the S.C.V., Arizona Confederate history, Black Confederates and Hispanics in Gray.


THE CAMP DISPLAY


Manning the Camp's table were Camp Secretary Robert Perkins (at left in picture above) and Camp Commander Tom Tatum (at right).  Also there in a support role, but not pictured, was Donna Waldo, fiancé of Camp Secretary Perkins.


 

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

NOVEMBER 2000

PIONEER ARIZONA LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

NEW RIVER, ARIZONA


Over the weekend of 11-12 November the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 took part in the Veterans Day Celebration hosted by Pioneer Living History Museum, just north of Phoenix on Interstate Highway 17.  Several members of the Camp took part in War Between the States battle reenactments held as part of the event, and the Camp held it's November meeting at the Museum's on-site restaurant, the "Whisky Road to Ruin Saloon."


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AT THE CAMP MEETING


Pictured with the new Camp Flag, which was unveiled at the meeting, are (from left to right) Camp Adjutant Larry Billar, Camp Commander Tom Tatum, and Camp Secretary Robert Perkins.

 

 

 LEE AND JACKSON DAY CELEBRATION JANUARY 2001

BEEF EATER'S RESTAURANT

PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On Saturday, 20 January 2001, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its annual birthday celebration in honour of the Confederacy's two greatest heroes, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.  At  the Arizona Division Convention held last year, Camp 1525's celebration was designated the permanent official Lee and Jackson Day celebration of the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and this was the first year in which the celebration was held under the auspices of the Division.  In addition, this was the second year in which it was jointly held with the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.  A large crowd of nearly 40 attended the celebration.   Members of all Arizona U.D.C. Chapters, four of the five Arizona S.C.V. Camps, as well as the Sons of Union Veterans and Arizona Civil War Council, turned out for the event. 


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S.C.V. MEMBERS AT THE 2001 LEE AND JACKSON DAY CELEBRATION


Pictured above are some of the members of four Arizona S.C.V. Camps attending the celebration.  Front Row, left to right...Compatriot Ivy Griffin, Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona); Commander Tom Tatum, Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 (Phoenix, Arizona); Compatriot Kent Gallamore, Camp 1710.  Rear Row, left to right...Lt. Commander Silas Griffin, Camp 1710; Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, Camp 1525; Commander Ron Fox, Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona); Commander Bobby Morris, Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202 (Tucson, Arizona); and Robert Perkins, Secretary, Camp 1525.


 

 CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2001

 

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 attended 2 Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies here in Phoenix in April 2001.  The links below will take you to pages devoted to pictures of these ceremonies.


NOTE:  These were originally hyperlinks to the CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL PAGE for 2001.


Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery

Phoenix, Arizona


Wesley Bolin Park

Phoenix, Arizona



August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002

NOTE: 2001-2002 not hyperlinked on the original page.


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 BOLIN 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


ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
JULY 2004
BILL JOHNSON'S BIG APPLE RESTAURANT PHOENIX, ARIZONA

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ATTENDEES AT THE MEETING

Seated in front...Sam Perkins. Rear, left to right: John Crossen, Robert Perkins, Tom Tatum, and Dan Huskisson.


CAMP 1525 WINS NEWSLETTER AWARD
S.C.V. NATIONAL CONVENTION
DALTON, GEORGIA
JULY 2004

At the 2004 National Reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Dalton, Georgia, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 newsletter, THE GUIDON, won the prestigious Dr. Paul Jon Miller Award for Best Newsletter. This was the third time that Camp 1525 won this award (it also won in 1995 and 1999).


GUIDON Editor and Camp Commander Robert Perkins with the 2004 Dr. Paul Jon Miller Award.


August 1, 2004 to July 31, 2005

 

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY AWARDS CEREMONY

AUGUST 2004

MARIE CALENDER'S RESTAURANT CHANDLER, ARIZONA


On August 14, 2004, Dan Huskisson, Past Commander and current Lt. Commander of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, honouring his service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.


U.D.C. AWARDS CEREMONY


Pictured above, from left to right, are Lt. Commander Huskisson; Stacy McSwain, President of the Gen. Joe Wheeler Chapter 966, U.D.C.; and Camp 1525 Adjutant (and Past Commander) Tom Tatum.

 

 CAMP 1525 LAUNCHES WARGAME CLUB NOVEMBER 2004


The Camp 1525 Wargaming Club, a new group formed by our Camp for the purpose of playing strategic and tactical wargames of the War between the States, met for the first time on Saturday, November 6, 2004 at the home of Camp Commander Robert Perkins. A table-top recreation of the February 1864 Battle of Olustee, Florida was played using military miniatures. Five Camp members attended, we ordered a couple of pizzas, and a great time was had by all! In an unfortunate reversal of history, Union forces under Brigadier General Truman Seymour (handled by Compatriots Robert Perkins, Sam Perkins, and Tony Eppler) defeated the Confederate forces under Brigadier General Joseph Finegan (handled by Compatriots Tom Tatum and Jerry Harbin) in the battle. Oh well, the good guys can't win all the time!

MEMBERS OF THE CAMP 1525
WARGAMING CLUB

Front, left to right: Tom Tatum, Tony Eppler
Rear, left to right: Sam Perkins, Jerry Harbin, Robert Perkins.


JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE

4 DECEMBER 2004

On Saturday, December 4, 2004, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp hosted it’s eleventh annual memorial service in honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The event was held at the Jefferson Davis Highway Marker, located on U.S. Highway 60, east of Apache Junction, Arizona. A small but hardy group of Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy members braved near-freezing temperatures and icy rain to attend the ceremony. Due to the wet conditions, it proved impractical to fire a musket salute, but Camp Commander Robert Perkins gave a short speech honoring President Davis, and we laid a wreath at the Jeff Davis monument.

ATTENDING THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE

Pictured above, front row, left to right....Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson and Camp 1525 Adjutant Tom Tatum.   Rear row, from left to right...Camp 1525 Commander Perkins; Ron Fox, Commander, Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708; John Mangum, Lt. Commander, Arizona Division, S.C.V.; Janet Grams and Stacy McSwain of the Joe Wheeler Chapter, U.D.C.

Also attending, but not pictured, was Deanna Adams, representing the Arizona Division, U.D.C.


CONFEDERATE CROSSES OF HONOUR INSTALLED

2 APRIL 2005

PIONEERS' CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

On Saturday, April 2, 2005, members of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, with assistance from a group of students from the National Honour Society of Millennium High School (Goodyear, Arizona) and from Jeff Crowell, a local contractor who volunteered his services for the project, installed bronze Confederate Crosses of Honour on the graves of fifteen Confederate veterans who have found their eternal rest at Pioneers’ Cemetery in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It had been originally intended to install seventeen such crosses, but the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association withdrew permission to install on two of the graves due to some uncertainty as to the location of the graves and whether or not they were actually Confederate veterans. The crosses were obtained after a joint fund-raising effort by
Camp 1525 and the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.


Bronze Confederate Cross of Honour installed on the grave of Private Frank Hume, Braxton’s Artillery Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia. The wooden form is still in place while the cement dries. Private Hume was one of fifteen Confederate veterans honoured in this way on April 2, 2005 by members and friends of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.


Taking part in the Cross Installation Project at Pioneers’ Cemetery...front row, left to right...Millennium High School students: 

Jared Marvin, Patrick Ferguson, Jennica Seville, Amanda Fornal, Kourtnei Lyons, Hillary Jones, and Kaite Scianna. Rear Row, left to right...Camp 1525 Adjutant Jerry Harbin, Jeff Crowell, Camp 1525 Chaplain Steve Johnson, and Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson. Also taking part, but not shown, were Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins, as well as Marge West and Diane Summerall from the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association.



FEDERAL MEMORIAL DAY

30 MAY 2005
PIONEERS' CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

On Monday, May 30, 2005, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 participated in the annual Federal Memorial Day ceremony held at Pioneers’ Cemetery in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The Sons of Confederate Veterans was just one of several organizations attending, which included the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association, the Woodmen of the World, the Masons, the 9th Memorial Cavalry (Buffalo Soldiers), the First Families of Arizona, the Arizona Civil War Council, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Both the United Daughters of the Confederacy (represented by Deanna Adams of the Thunderbird Chapter in Phoenix) and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (represented by
Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins) were among the groups asked to speak at the event, and the comments of both organizations were well received.

COMMANDER PERKINS SPEAKS AT FEDERAL MEMORIAL DAY

Pioneers' Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona, 30 May 2005.


ARIZONA DIVISION CONVENTION

3-5 JUNE 2005
MARIE CALENDER'S RESTAURANT CHANDLER, ARIZONA

Over the weekend of June 3-5, 2005, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted the eleventh annual state Convention of the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, at Marie Callender’s Restaurant in Chandler, Arizona. All six Camps of the Arizona Division were represented at the event. Additionally, we were joined by guests from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Several Camp members received awards from the national organization of Sons of Confederate Veterans and from the Arizona Division at this Convention.

On Friday, June 3, a "pie and coffee social" was held, in which attendees met and shared good conversation and good company over pie and coffee. Saturday, June 4, was the main business session of the Convention. No important business was discussed, but at the awards ceremony, several Camp 1525 members received awards at both the national and division level. These are as follows...

—S.C.V. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL: Dan Huskisson. This is the third highest award that can be bestowed by the S.C.V. to a member (two other awards, open to those who have served in some office at the national level, hold higher precedence), and recognized Dan’s long record of outstanding service to the S.C.V.

—S.C.V. SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Jerry Harbin, Dan Huskisson, Robert Perkins, Tom Tatum.

—S.C.V. LEADERSHIP AWARD: Jerry Harbin, Dan Huskisson, Robert Perkins, Tom Tatum.

—SHEROD HUNTER DISTINGUISHED MEMBER AWARD (Most Distinguished Member of the Arizona Division): Dan Huskisson.

—ARIZONA DIVISION CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT were awarded to no less than twenty Arizona Division members. Winners from Camp 1525 were Jerry Harbin, Dan Huskisson, Robert Perkins, and Tom Tatum.

As the host Camp, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 brought a unique attraction to the Convention...a full-scale replica of the famous Confederate submarine, H.L. HUNLEY. Convention members were able to view the replica for free, and for an additional charge (to help cover Camp 1525's costs in bringing the HUNLEY to the Convention), listen to an excellent presentation by Mr. John Dangerfield of the Hunley Project. Mr. Dangerfield has been heavily involved in the excavation and restoration of the HUNLEY, and is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world regarding the submarine. Dangerfield built the full size model of the Confederate submarine H.L. HUNLEY which he brought to the convention, which is the most accurate replica ever made of the submarine, and he gave a most interesting talk on the history, the discovery, raising, and preservation efforts of the submarine. The submarine on its trailer in the parking lot caused quite a stir...submarines aren't an everyday occurrence in Arizona!

Although not properly part of the convention, on Sunday, June 5, Camp 1525 hosted another viewing of the HUNLEY and lecture by Mr. Dangerfield at the Mason's Hall in Scottsdale, Arizona. This also caused quite a stir...not least because the submarine was parked out in plain view from one of the main roads in Scottsdale, prompting several people to pull into the parking lot to inquire about what we were barbecuing (the submarine, when viewed from the back, evidently could easily be mistaken for a huge barbecue smoker), which provided somewhat of a humourous anti-climax to the event.

This was easily the most unforgettable Convention the Arizona Division has ever had, and Camp 1525 is proud to have hosted the event.


Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (right, in black navy uniform) received the third
highest award which can be given by the national Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Distinguished Service Medal, at the 2005 Arizona Division Convention.


Jerry Harbin receiving one of his awards.


Robert Perkins receiving one of his awards.


Dan Huskisson posing with the HUNLEY.

CAMP 1525 MEMBERS ATTENDING THE CONVENTION

Left to right...Robert Perkins, Dan Huskisson, Jerry Harbin, Ron Gann.


John Dangerfield of the HUNLEY Project, who gave an excellent lecture on the HUNLEY.
   
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
JULY 2005
BILL JOHNSON'S BIG APPLE RESTAURANT PHOENIX, ARIZONA

On Saturday, July 30, 2005, the Annual Business Meeting of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 was held at Bill Johnson’s Big Apple Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. This year, after a hiatus of at least four years, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp revived it’s Camp Awards Ceremony. While most of the awards presented consisted of certificates, a new Rotating Trophy was introduced for the Jefferson Davis Award—our Camp’s highest award. The Jefferson Davis Award, which was won by Dan Huskisson, now consists of a plaque, on which a Confederate Officer’s Sword is mounted. A plate which names each year’s winner will be engraved and affixed to the plaque below the sword. In addition to the regular awards, some special awards were also presented. Camp Commander Robert Perkins received an award recognizing his service to the Camp over the past year. And, last but not least, Camp Commander Perkins presented some very special awards to Compatriots Dan Huskisson, Jerry Harbin, and Steve Johnson in recognition for their vital contributions to the success of our Pioneers’ Cemetery Cross Project. These awards consisted of a Confederate Officer’s sword, with a dedicatory plate affixed to the scabbard, inscribed as follows...

Col. Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, S.C.V.
Pioneers’ Cemetery Cross Project, 2005
To (winner’s name) in recognition of your
outstanding efforts and a job well done.

The swords were obtained by Commander Perkins at his own personal expense as a special token of appreciation for the outstanding efforts made by these Compatriots on this project.

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Dan Huskisson receives the new Jefferson Davis Rotating Award.

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Steve Johnson receives his Sword from Commander Perkins.

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Jerry Harbin receives his sword from Commander Perkins.

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Dan Huskisson receives his sword from Commander Perkins.

ATTENDEES AT THE 2005 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Left to right...Jerry Harbin, Steve Johnson, Bob Dillard, Robert Perkins, Dan Huskisson.
   
CAMP 1525 WINS NEWSLETTER AWARD
JULY 2005
S.C.V. NATIONAL CONVENTION
MOBILE, ALABAMA

At the 2005 National Reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, held at Mobile, Alabama, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 won, for the fourth time, the prestigious Dr. Paul Jon Miller Award recognizing the best newsletter produced by a Camp with less than 50 members.

RECEIVING THE AWARD

Robert Perkins, Editor of the Camp 1525 newsletter, THE GUIDON, receives the 2005 Paul Jon Miller Award from Arizona Division Commander George Rombach in September 2005. The award was originally presented in July 2005 at the S.C.V. National Reunion in Mobile, Alabama.
  

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 archived web page.


August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007


JEFFERSON DAVIS BRIGADE MEETING SEPTEMBER 2006
BILL JOHNSON'S BIG APPLE RESTAURANT PHOENIX, ARIZONA


On Saturday, September 30, 2006, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held a meeting at Bill Johnson’s Big Apple Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Attending the meeting were Camp 1525 and Jefferson Davis Brigade Commander Robert Perkins, Camp Adjutant Jerry Harbin, Camp Chaplain Steve Johnson, and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins. Also in attendance as a guest was John Mangum, Commander of the Arizona Division, S.C.V. Pictured above, left to right, are Camp 1525 and Jefferson Davis Brigade Commander Robert Perkins, Camp 1525 Adjutant Jerry Harbin, and Arizona Division Commander John Mangum.

This meeting was supposed to be held in conjunction with the first ever meeting of the Jefferson Davis Brigade of the Arizona Division. However, no representatives of the other Camps of the Brigade (the Captain Granville Oury Camp 1708 of Scottsdale and the Captain Robert Rodes Nelson Camp 1647) were in attendance.
  

CAMP FAMILY PICNIC
OCTOBER 2006
SWEETWATER PARK
PEORIA, ARIZONA


On Saturday, October 28, 2006, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted it’s annual Camp Family Picnic. The event, which was held at Sweetwater Park in Peoria, Arizona, was very well attended, with sixteen people in attendance at various times of the day. Pictured above are 13 of the attendees. From left to right, front row...Mathea and KineBritt Johnson. Rear row, left to right...John Aaron, Herb Deal, Deborah Deal (Herb’s wife), Kaj Johnson, Martin Backelin (a Swedish exchange student who came as a guest of the Johnsons), Jonas Johnson (in the arms of his father), Steve Johnson, Siri Johnson (peeking over her father’s shoulder), Lindsey Deal, Tammy Perkins and Robert Perkins.

Commander Perkins prepared traditional Southern hickory-smoked pulled pork barbecue and home-made barbecue sauce for the event. Camp Chaplain Steve Johnson brought out bottles of Maurice’s Carolina Gold Barbecue Sauce, purchased from the famous Maurice’s BBQ of Columbia, South Carolina, for everyone to sample. Others brought potato salad and macaroni salad and cole slaw, and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins made and brought out a chocolate cake for our dessert. It was a wonderful meal, and everyone enjoyed it very much!

One highlight of the event was a visit from John Aaron, a member of S.C.V. Camp 2021 in Ohio who is here in town temporarily. Compatriot Aaron makes reproduction War between the States snare drums, and also reenacts as a drummer, and he was kind enough to give us a demonstration of the period drummer’s art. Needless to say, this got a LOT of attention from other people in the park. One very cute little girl came up and asked, "What are you guys celebrating?"

The weather was beautiful, and all in all it was a day filled with good food, good conversation, and good company. This was easily the most successful picnic we have held, with the possible exception of the very first one we held way back in 1990 at Picacho Peak State Park, and we would like to thank everyone who came out to participate.

CAMP 1525 MEMBERS ATTENDING THE PICNIC

Left to right...Commander Robert Perkins, Chaplain Steve Johnson, and Compatriot Herb Deal.

Also attending, but not pictured, were Adjutant Jerry Harbin and newly admitted Compatriot Joe Hamilton.



LEE AND JACKSON DAY CELEBRATION
JANUARY 2007
BILL JOHNSON'S BIG APPLE RESTAURANT PHOENIX, ARIZONA

On Saturday, January 20, 2007, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, in conjunction with the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, hosted it’s annual birthday celebration in honour of two of the South’s greatest heroes,
General Robert E. Lee and. Lt. General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. This year’s event was held, as in the past, at Bill Johnson’s Big Apple Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, and was attended by no less than 47 people, representing
not only Camp 1525, but also the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona), the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona), and the Texas John Slaughter Camp 2074 (Tombstone, Arizona). Three Chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy...the Thunderbird Chapter 2102, the Picacho Pass Chapter 2530, and the General Joseph Wheeler Chapter 966) were also represented, as well as Camp Picacho Peak, Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War. Last but not least, members of three local reenactment groups...We Make History, the 5th Texas Infantry, and the 1st Texas Infantry, Arizona Civil War Council...also were present at the event.


The 2007 event marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of General Robert E. Lee, and we had some special activities and events scheduled. First, the event was graced by the presence of none other than Generals Lee (portrayed by local
re-enactor Dick Sherwood) and Jackson (portrayed by Compatriot David Barton of Camp 2074), which by itself made the event very special indeed! The two generals are pictured above.

Second, the event saw the first performance of the embryonic Confederate Choir...or, given the present state of things, we should perhaps call it a “Confederate Duet,” consisting of Camp 1525 Adjutant Jerry Harbin and our Camp Matron,
Tammy Perkins...which our Adjutant Harbin has been working on forming for the past several months. Performances of “The Bonnie Blue Flag,” “The Southern Battle Cry of Freedom,” and “Lorena,” were given by the duet. This was
followed by a rousing rendition of “Dixie”...in which everyone present participated...which nearly brought the roof down! It was great fun and quite successful as a first debut for the new group.


Adjutant Harbin also gave a short presentation on the Battle of Mobile Bay (shown above), in which he has recently discovered one of his ancestors participated, as a Confederate States Marine aboard the ram, C.S.S. TENNESSEE.
This was quite interesting, and well appreciated by those in attendance.

Finally, we also held the ever-popular annual Lee and Jackson Day Confederate Trivia contest. We had a new slate of questions this year, many of which were very difficult, and we ended up with a three-way tie for first place. After a “sudden death” competition, the winners were as follows...First Place (a set of Lee and Jackson bookends)—Tom Tatum, Camp 1525; Second Place (a Lee and Jackson Pocket Watch)—Ron Fox, Camp 1708; and Third Place (a First Day Cover of the 1937 Lee and Jackson Postage Stamp)—Larry Billar, Camp 1710.

All in all it was a hugely successful event, and Camp 1525 would like to thank all who came out to participate and make the event a success.

SOME OF THE ATTENDEES AT THE 2007 LEE/JACKSON CELEBRATION

Front row, seated, left to right...Adjutant Jerry Harbin (Col. Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Phoenix, AZ); General Robert E. Lee (portrayed by Dick Sherwood); Lt. General Thomas J. Jackson (portrayed by Compatriot David Barton of the Texas John Slaughter Camp 2074—Tombstone, AZ); Mrs. Anna Jackson (portrayed by Lillian Barton), holding Julia Jackson (portrayed by Savannah Barton). Rear row, standing, left to right...Mike Agnew (Capt. Granville H. Oury Camp 1708--Scottsdale, AZ); Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (Camp 1525); Past Commander Tom Tatum (Camp 1525); Past Commander Ron Fox (Camp 1708); Melissa Bryan; Commander Robert Perkins (Camp 1525, standing behind Mrs. Bryan); Commander Lindsay Brown (Camp 1708); Compatriot Dan Bryan (Capt. Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202--Tucson, AZ); Curtis Tipton (Adjutant of the Arizona Division and of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710--Sierra Vista, Arizona); Lt. Commander William McBrayer (Camp 1708); Mrs. Mary Custis Lee (portrayed by Mrs. Dick Sherwood); John Mangum (Commander, Arizona Division and member, Camp 2074); Compatriot Jerry Minnis (Camp 1708); Janet Grams (General Joe Wheeler Chapter 966, UDC); and Chaplain Steven Johnson (Camp 1525).



GRAVESTONE INSTALLATION
FEBRUARY 2007
PIONEERS' CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

On Sunday, February 18, 2007, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 installed a new grave marker at the grave of Sergeant Green F. Evans, 34th Texas Cavalry. Taking part in the installation were Camp Commander Robert Perkins, Camp Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, Camp Adjutant Jerry Harbin, and Compatriot Tom Tatum. Also present was Camp Matron Tammy Perkins, as well as Marge West and Diane Sumrall of the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association. Getting to the
cemetery to do the installation proved to be interesting, as most of the streets surrounding the cemetery were blocked off for a bicycle race being held that day. But despite this, the intrepid party did manage to get to the cemetery at the
appointed time of 10:00 a.m. Most of the actual work in digging the hole and installing the marker was done by Camp Lt. Commander Huskisson and Compatriot Tatum, and the Camp is deeply indebted to these two Compatriots for the hard
work they did that day. The stone itself, once installed, was absolutely beautiful, and a fitting tribute to a brave Confederate veteran. Camp 1525 can be very proud that it accomplished this project...another proud achievement in the long and illustrious history of our Camp. To all who came out to help, thank you. You all deserve a huge rebel yell of gratitude!

THE STONE

This slab of white granite weighed about 250 lbs. Installing it was no easy task.

DAN AND TOM AT WORK

Most of the work of the installation was done by Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson (left) and Compatriot Tom Tatum (right).

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 extends it’s sincere gratitude to both of them for a job well done! Huzzah!

CAMP MEMBERS TAKING PART IN THE WORK

Pictured are Camp members who took part in the installation of the new grave stone for Sergeant Green F. Evans, 34th Texas Cavalry, at Pioneers’ Cemetery in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on February 18, 2007. Pictured from left to right are Commander Robert Perkins, Lt. Commander Dan Huskisson, Compatriot Tom Tatum, and Camp Adjutant Jerry Harbin.



CIVIL WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST WEEKEND MARCH 2007
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK
PICACHO, ARIZONA

Over the weekend of March 10-11, 2007, the annual Civil War in the Southwest weekend of living history encampments and battle reenactments was held at Picacho Peak State Park, about 40 miles north of Tucson, Arizona. Three Arizona S.C.V. Camps had recruitment and information booths at the event...the Captain Hunter’s Arizona Rangers Camp 1202 of Tucson, the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 of Scottsdale, and of course, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525. Members of two other Camps...the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 of Sierra Vista and the Texas John Slaughter Camp 2074 of Tombstone...were also present taking part in the reenactments, but neither Camp had a display booth at the event.

Camp 1525’s booth was manned throughout the weekend by Commander Robert Perkins, Compatriot Tom Tatum, and Camp Matron Tammy Perkins. Also attending the event, but not assisting with the Camp booth, was Camp Chaplain Steven Johnson, who attended on Saturday. The attendance at this year’s event was possibly the largest ever, and Camp 1525 did a brisk business selling various Confederate-flag themed items (pins, baseball caps, mouse pads, pocket knives, patches, bandanas) to the souvenir-hungry crowd. Indeed, we sold our entire stock of several of our sales items over the weekend! In total, the Camp made sales totaling $361.00 over the weekend, making this the most profitable single event in which we have ever participated.

Camp 1525 also sold raffle tickets for a reproduction Model 1860 U.S. Light Cavalry Sabre. The raffle for the sword was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2007. Commander Lindsay Brown of Camp 1708 was the lucky winner.

Last but not least, Compatriot Tatum was able to have some fun when he was invited by the reenactors of the 1st Texas Infantry, Arizona Civil War Council, to participate in one of the battle reenactments on Sunday. Unfortunately, this was one of the battles that the Confederates lost, and poor Tom had to “die for his country.” But he had a great time anyway!

We also made some good contacts which should see us add some new members in the near future as well All in all, it was an outstanding event for the Camp, and we would like to thank those who helped out in making the event a success!

MANNING THE CAMP 1525 BOOTH

Left to right...Tom Tatum, Tammy Perkins, Robert Perkins.



CAMP 1525 WARGAMING CLUB MEETS
APRIL 2007

On Sunday, April 15, 2007, the Camp 1525 Wargaming Club held it’s first meeting in over two years. Attending the meeting were Camp Commander Robert Perkins and Compatriot Tom Tatum. A table-top recreation of the First Battle of Kernstown, March 1862, was played. Commander Perkins played the role of Major General James Shields, commanding the Union forces, and Compatriot Tatum played the role of Major General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, commanding the Confederate forces. In a repeat of history, the odds against the Confederates were just too great, and Jackson’s Army of the Valley was defeated in a hard-fought contest. However, it was great fun for both participants, and we are looking forward to holding more games in the near future.

GENERAL JACKSON ADVANCES

Compatriot Tom Tatum, playing the role of General Stonewall Jackson during the April 2007 game hosted by the Camp 1525 Wargaming Club, moves his forces forward into the mouths of waiting Yankee guns. Commander Robert Perkins, who played the role of Union General James Shields during the game, looks on.



ARIZONA DIVISION CONVENTION
JUNE 2007
MINING CAMP RESTAURANT
APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA

On June 2, 2007, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 took part in the annual State Convention of the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, held at the Mining Camp Restaurant and Trading Post in Apache Junction, Arizona. Representing Camp 1525 at the event were Camp Commander Robert Perkins and Compatriot Tom Tatum. Several members of Camp 1525...namely Dan Huskisson, Tom Tatum, Jerry Harbin, and Steve Johnson...were awarded the S.C.V. Commendation Medal, recognizing their service to Camp 1525 and to the S.C.V. over many years.

WINNERS OF THE S.C.V. COMMENDATION MEDAL

Dan Huskisson (left), Tom Tatum (center) and Jerry Harbin (right) wearing their S.C.V. Commendation Medals, which were presented to them at the 2007 Arizona Division Convention. Steve Johnson, who also was presented with one of these medals, is not shown. The picture was taken at the June 2007 meeting of the
Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.



FORREST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
JULY 2007
FORREST PARK
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

On July 15, 2007, Compatriot Eddy Davison of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 was the featured speaker at the 186th Anniversary
Birthday Celebration in honour of Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest, held at Forrest Park in Memphis, Tennessee. As many of our members
will recall, Eddy's ancestors rode with Forrest, and Eddy recently published a well-received biography of General Forrest, called NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST: IN SEARCH OF THE ENIGMA. In addition to giving the keynote address, Eddy also conducted a book-signing at the event. Over 200 people attended this event, which featured, in addition to Compatriot Davison, a bagpipe band, a 21 gun musket salute, and a wreath laying ceremony. Compatriot Davison’s speech was well received, and all in all, it was a very successful event.

EDDY POSES WITH HIS HERO

Compatriot Eddy Davison, author of NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST: IN SEARCH OF THE ENIGMA, poses in front of his hero’s statue at the 186th Anniversary Birthday Celebration for General Forrest, held at Forrest Park in Memphis, Tennessee on July 15, 2007.


August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008

NOTE: 2007-2008 original page states "under construction."

No further entries.


CAMP MEMORIAL SERVICES AND MEMORIAL DAY EVENT PAGES

The following section is a compilation of individual pages which were originally documented on a separate website called the "CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL SITE," which documented activities related to memorial services. The page also contained a single web page index titled, "CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY," which documented the camp's Memorial Day activities annually.

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 CONFEDERATE 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.



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

COL. SHEROD HUNTER CAMP 1525
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY



Confederate and Union re-enactors fire a salute to the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery during Camp 1525's 1998 Confederate Memorial Day service.

Each year we hold what we consider to be the best Confederate Memorial Day ceremony held anywhere in Arizona, at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix. Twenty-two Confederate veterans are known to have found their eternal rest there. 

The song you are hearing is "The Wearing of the Gray," which is always played as a standard feature of our ceremonies. To see pictures of each year's ceremony, use the links below.

NOTE: The Memorial Day index begins here.  Listed below, beginning in 1992, each page is shown as it was recorded by the camp at the time.  Some photos were not present in the archival/cached pages.  The index showed the entire recorded period to have been from 1992 - 2009.

1992 CEREMONY

1993 CEREMONY

1994 CEREMONY

1995 CEREMONY

1996 CEREMONY

1997 CEREMONY

1998 CEREMONY

1999 CEREMONY

2000...NO CEREMONY HELD

2001 CEREMONY

2002 CEREMONY

NOTE: 2002 original page states "under construction."

2003 CEREMONY

2004 CEREMONY

NOTE: 2004 not hyperlinked on the original page.

2005 CEREMONY

2006 CEREMONY

2007 CEREMONY

NOTE: 2007 original page states "under construction."

2008 CEREMONY

NOTE: 2008 original page states "under construction."

2009 CEREMONY

NOTE: 2009 original page states "under construction."


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, self-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.



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 1994
GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

In April 1994, for the third year, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona. That year's ceremony was special because it marked the dedication of markers for the graves of Sergeant James P. Bates of the 5th Kentucky Infantry and Private James E. Drane of Snider's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry. Camp 1525 had, after exhaustive research, ordered Confederate headstones from the Veterans Administration for these graves, which were not previously marked.


THE NEW HEADSTONES

The new headstones for Sergeant Bates and Private Drane.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Commander Robert Perkins gave the keynote address, as usual. This year he spoke of what was known of Sergeant Bates' and Private Drane's roles in the war, and of the units in which they served, using them as models for the average Confederate soldier of the War Between the States.

ARIZONA DIVISION COMMANDER SHEFFLER

The 1994 ceremony was also graced by a speech by George Sheffler, Commander of the new Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY SPEAK

Ella Mears, President of the John R. Baylor Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (Tucson, Arizona), also graced our ceremony by speaking before us.

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY

After all the "speechifying" was done, wreaths were laid at the Cross of the Unknown Soldier by President Mears on behalf of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and by Commander Perkins on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

COLOUR GUARD

For the 1994 ceremony we broke with tradition and included only Confederate flags in our Colour Guard, this being done to honour the two veterans whose grave-stones we were dedicating that year. Three Confederate Battle Flags, one each representing the three prime armies of the Confederacy, were carried. From left to right, we see Compatriot Robert Hathaway carrying a battleflag of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi, Compatriot Ed Porter carrying a battleflag of the Army of Tennessee, and Eric Huskisson carrying the battleflag of the Army of Northern Virginia.

TAPS

The Colour Guard dips the colours as "Taps" is played, while next to them the musket party provided by the First Arkansas Infantry, a local Phoenix reenactment unit(the only time said unit has participated in our ceremony), presents arms in salute to the Confederate dead.

MUSKET SALUTE

The First Arkansas Infantry fires one volley of a traditional 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead.

CANNON SALUTE

Compatriot Dan Huskisson of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 prepares to fire a cannon salute in honour of the Confederate dead.


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 1996
GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

In April 1996 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its fifth annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. The ceremony, while sparsely attended (only about 20 people showed up for the ceremony that year), was graced by an Arizona Civil War Council musket party and two cannons (provided by Arizona Civil War Council member George Duckworth and Camp 1525 member Dan Huskisson), and was a well-done and moving tribute to Arizona's Confederate veterans.

PLAYING DIXIE

Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Ed Porter (left) and Commander Robert Perkins (right) render honours to the colours as "Dixie" is played.

A GEORGIA VOLUNTEER

For the first time, Lt. Commander Ed Porter read the poem "A Georgia Volunteer," which was to become somewhat of a tradition in the ceremonies in succeeding years.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

As the Colour Guard and the musket party take their places in preparation for rendering honours to the dead, Camp Commander Robert Perkins (far right) gives the keynote address.

ROLL OF HONOUR

As in previous (and future) years, Curt Tipton of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 read the Roll of Honour of Confederate Veterans who have found their eternal rest at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.

WREATH LAYING

George Sheffler, Commander of the Arizona Division, SCV, laid the wreath at the Cross of the Unknown Soldier.

MUSKET SALUTE

The Arizona Civil War Council musket party, composed of members of the Fifth Texas Infantry (C.S.) and the 1st U.S. Infantry, prepare to fire the first volley of the 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.

CANNON SALUTE

Pictured is George Duckworth of the Arizona Civil War Council as he fires his half of a two-gun cannon salute in honour of the Confederate dead.


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

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1997
GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

In April 1997 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted its sixth annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn. This ceremony was probably the poorest attended ceremony ever held by the Camp up to that time. No reenactors were present, so there was no musket salute or cannon salute. But there were enough SCV members present in Confederate uniform to form a Colour Guard, and the ceremony was dignified, if small.

LISTENING TO DIXIE

Shown are Camp Commander Robert Perkins and Compatriot Dan Huskisson, saluting as "Dixie" is played.

SPECTATORS LISTEN TO DIXIE

Shown are some of those attending the ceremony...or shall we say, almost all of them?

WEARIN' OF THE GRAY

Although the ceremony was small and limited, it was graced with one special feature, namely live music in the form of a performance of "The Wearin' of the Gray" by Compatriot Randy England.

COLOUR GUARD

Shown is the extemporized Colour Guard, consisting of (left to right) Curt Tipton and Tom Preston of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona) as well as Dan Huskisson and Robert Perkins of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.

TAPS

The Colour Guard is shown dipping the colours in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery as "Taps" is played.


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

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1998
GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

In April 1998 the seventh annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery was hosted by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525. That year the ceremony was very well attended by about 40 people, and a full complement of re-enactors from the Arizona Civil War Council was present to render honours to the Confederate dead.

TAPS

Shown is Commander Robert Perkins, who is listening to "Taps" being played. The colour guard is in the background, getting ready to dip colours in honour of the dead. Also shown, preparing his gun for the cannon salute at the end of the ceremony, is George Duckworth of the Arizona Civil War Council.

"READY!"

Lieutenant Richard Harper of the 5th Texas Infantry gives the command to the firing party, composed of members of the 5th Texas and the 1st U.S. Infantry, Arizona Civil War Council.

MUSKET SALUTE

The Arizona Civil War Council musket party fires the first volley of the traditional 21-gun salute to the Confederate dead.



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 April 28, 2001

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2001

WESLEY BOLIN PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

28 APRIL 2001

 

Janet Grams, President of the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, laying a rose at the U.D.C.'s Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument in Wesley Bolin Park (across from the State Capitol Building in downtown Phoenix, Arizona).


Larry Hammack, Adjutant of the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708, Sons of Confederate Veterans (Scottsdale, Arizona) reads a poem in honour of the Confederate Battle Flag and the men who fought and died under it.


Tom Tatum, Commander of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Sons of Confederate Veterans, lays a wreath at the Confederate Veterans Monument on behalf of Camp 1525 and the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.


The Honour Guard, consisting of members of the 5th Texas Infantry and 1st U.S. Infantry, Arizona Civil War Council, as well as members of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 and Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708, Sons of Confederate Veterans.  S.C.V. members shown are Larry Hammack (on the far left end), Adjutant of Camp 1708; Robert Perkins (third from the left, just to the left of the flag), Secretary, Camp 1525; and Ron Fox (fifth from the left, just to the right of the flag), Commander, Camp 1708.


The Honour Guard fires one of three volleys in salute to the Confederate dead.


The U.D.C. placed roses in the barrels of the rifles of all the members of the Honour Guard after the ceremony.


Camp 1525 Secretary Robert Perkins (left) and Commander Tom Tatum (right) after the ceremony.



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

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2001
GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY
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 2003
GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

On April 26, 2003 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its eleventh annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. This year about 30 people attended the ceremony, representing not only our Camp, but also the Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708 and Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710, Sons of Confederate Veterans; the Arizona Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Camp Picacho Peak, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; and the Arizona Civil War Council.

HONOUR GUARD

As usual, the Arizona Civil War Council provided an Honour Guard in both Confederate and Union garb for our ceremony. The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 is very grateful to the fine gents of the A.C.W.C. for their support of our Confederate Memorial Day activities over the years. They always do a splendid job, and we are very lucky to be associated with them!. Several S.C.V. members were included, such as Commander Ron Rox and Adjutant Larry Hammack of the Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale) and, from Camp 1525, Past Commander Robert Perkins and Adjutant Larry Billar.

NEW MEMBERS

Three new members were sworn into our Camp as part of the ceremony. They are...left to right...Samuel A. Perkins (whose birthday is, appropriately enough for a young Rebel, on April 26); William V. Cohea; and John F. Crossen. The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 is proud to welcome these men into our ranks.

SWEARING IN THE NEW MEMBERS

Shown are the new members (on the left) being sworn into the S.C.V. by Commander Tom Tatum (reading at right) of Camp 1525. Also assisting in the ceremony were Past Arizona Division Commander Curt Tipton and Camp 1525 Chaplain Steve Johnson.

CAMP 1525 ATTENDEES

Some of the members of Camp 1525 attending the ceremony are shown above...left to right...newly sworn in Compatriots Sam Perkins and Bill Cohea, as well as Past Commander Robert Perkins and current Commander Tom Tatum. Also attending, but not pictured (we tried to round everybody up but were not successful) were Camp Chaplain Steven Johnson, Past Chaplain Robert Baxter, and newly sworn in member John Crossen.


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 Re-enactors 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.


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

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2006
GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY PHOENIX, ARIZONA

The Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp hosted it's 14th annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery on 22 April 2006. Pictures of that event appear below. Unfortunately, most pictures of the event have been lost, but a couple have survived.

INVOCATION

Camp 1525 Chaplain Steve Johnson gives the Invocation. Also pictured is Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins.

MUSKET SALUTE

The 2006 ceremony was a small one, and the musket party was commensurately sparse. Re-enactors from the Arizona Civil War Council and the 5th Texas Infantry made up the firing party.


NOTE: Original pages for 2002, 2007, 2008, and 2009 state "under construction."  The original index states there was no ceremony for 2000.

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