"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish."
Welcome to Oregon's original Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp! Located in Oregon's largest and most populous city, Camp #458 was first chartered in December of 1903, and re-activated in January of 2003. Today, SCV Camp #458 mans the frontline in protecting Confederate heritage and preserving Southern traditions in the Pacific-Northwest. Please explore our site to learn more about the SCV, the Col. Isaac W. Smith Camp, and our Confederate ancestors.
We have been busy these last several years! 2008 was the "Year of Davis" in honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, 2009 was the "Year of Dixie" in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the creation of one of our most beloved Southern songs. We were privileged to celebrate 2010 as the "Year of Secession" with the sesquicentennial of the secession of South Carolina in 1860! And we just held the most incredible Reunion for the Oregon SCV! Come help us honor the sacrifice of the millions of Southern Americans who took the high road, and chose the hard fight, in defense of their States, homes, families, and their God-given rights!
Our main mission way out here in Oregon is honoring our Confederate ancestors, and of course that means actively preserving our Southern history and heritage. We do this in many ways: By preserving historical artifacts, creating fitting memorials, documenting our ancestor's stories, educating the public, and most importantly by locating Confederate veterans buried in Oregon and ensuring that they are properly recognized for their noble service.
This past year alone we have obtained two Confederate military markers from the Veterans Administration for two Confederate veterans buried in Prairie City, we have held a tremendously successful and memorable memorial service at the grave of our Camp namesake, Col. Isaac W. Smith, at River View Cemetery in Portland on Confederate Memorial Day, we saved a second monument recognizing Jefferson Davis from political-correctness and had it placed in the Jefferson Davis Park (that our Camp members helped create) alongside its twin monument, and much more. Please join with us in honoring our Confederate ancestors, saving our Confederate history, and preserving our Confederate heritage!
If you are descended from a Confederate soldier, sailor or marine and wish to honor and strengthen these noble American traditions, then join with us in the Sons of Confederate Veterans! Together we will defend the Confederate soldier's good name, his cause and his symbols, and see that future generations are taught the true history of the South. For an application to join the Sons of Confederate Veterans, please click here.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans does not condone, allow, or accept racism in any form, nor are we aligned or allied with any hate groups of any kind. The Confederate Army and Navy included members of all races and ethnicities, including thousands of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and even some Asians. To better understand the purpose and objectives of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Camp 458, please examine this website, read our newsletters, review our official Camp Constitution and By-Laws here, attend our meetings, or drop us a line.
Camp #458 has regular monthly meetings each month at 11:00 AM in the Wings of Freedom Hall of The Bomber Restaurant located at 13515 SE McLoughlin in Milwaukie. Our next meeting will be March 7th. Please make sure to attend!