​​​Sons of Confederate Veterans

Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153

"I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content when their glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for independence"   - John B. Hood

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2019 Officers & Contact Information

George Foulds, Commander  - fouldsoilfield@gmail.com

Mark Riser, Lt. Commander - markgriser@yahoo.com

Raymond Reeves, 2nd Lt. Commander - defiantray53@gmail.com

Dustin Seiler, 3rd Lt. Commander - dw.seiler85@gmail.com

 Rodney Seiler, Adjutant - hoods153adj@outlook.com

Bobby Moore, Color Sergeant & Quartermaster -  robmoore123@aol.com

Lt. Col. (U.S. Army Retired) Jeffrey F. Addicott, Judge Advocate
Leslie Darryel Perry, Historian - ​​ldp@hctc.net

John McCammon, Chaplain & Texas Division  Lt. Commander - mccammon@beecreek.net

Beckwith Steiner, Surgeon - bsteiner@satx.rr.com

Sanford C. Reed, SCV National Genealogist & Texas Division Chaplain - sanfordreed@gmail.com

William "Bill" Smith, Past Commander - billsue@gvtc.com

​Mike Reynolds, Captain, Trans-Mississippi Old Guard - reynolds_r@sbcglobal.net



Webpage created: August 24, 2016     Last updated - March 1st , 2019

Born in Owingsville, Kentucky in 1831 and a West Point Graduate at the age of 22, John Bell Hood was one of the most rapidly promoted Confederate officers in The War Between the States. After serving in California and Texas for the United States Army, he resigned his commission in April of 1861 to join the Confederacy as a Cavalry Captain. From there, he was soon promoted to Colonel of the Texas 4th Infantry. Thereafter, he distinguished himself on a dozen fields, beginning in the Peninsula Campaign and at Second Manassas. At the Battle of Gaine’s Mill on June 27, he distinguished himself by leading his brigade in a charge that broke the Union line - arguably the most successful Confederate performance in the Seven Days Battles. While Hood escaped the battle without an injury, every officer in his brigade was killed or wounded. 

He was promoted to Major General in 1862 serving with distinction at Sharpsburg and at Fredericksburg. Hood was a significant player at the Battle of Gettysburg, being ordered by Longstreet to attack the Union’s left flank against his own wishes. His command was bloodily blunted by union forces in Devils Den, and finally undone at Little Round Top. Hood was severely wounded in the arm at Gettysburg and was forced to hand off command, and soon thereafter lost a leg at Chickamauga. After some recovery, he was appointed to Lieutenant General serving under General J.E. Johnston, whom he would replace in the spring of 1864. Hood conducted the remainder of the Atlanta Campaign with the strong aggressive actions for which he was famous. He launched four major offensives that summer in an attempt to break Sherman’s siege of Atlanta, starting almost immediately with an attack along Peachtree Creek; however, all of the offensives failed, with significant Confederate casualties. Finally, on September 2, 1864, Hood evacuated the city of Atlanta, burning as many military supplies and installations as possible.

Hood marched his army into Tennessee where his forces were crippled trying to break through Union breastworks at the Battle of Franklin. His army suffered again at the Battle of Nashville from Union forces lead by General Thomas. Hood was relieved of his rank (at his own request) in January of 1865 and returned to his post as Lieutenant General. He desired to take control of the Texas army, but they surrendered before his arrival. In May 1865, Hood gave himself up to Union forces in Natchez, Mississippi. After the war, Hood moved to New Orleans and lived there with his wife and children until he died in 1879 of yellow fever. 

John Bell Hood is interred in the Hennen family tomb at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. He is memorialized by Hood County in Texas and the U.S. Army installation, Fort Hood, in central Texas. 


1" Round Texas Division Lapel Pins $10.00 Donation ea. Plus shipping or you can pick up at a camp meeting. To order Contact:

Commander, George Foulds, email:  fouldsoilfield@gmail.com or 361-215-0412

Chaplain, John McCammon, email: mccammon@beecreek.net or 210-317-8114

 

“He who gave freedom to our fathers will bless the efforts of their children to preserve it.”     

–Robert E. Lee, February 14, 1863

​​​​​​​Membership Information:


The Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans: Art. 2.1-Nature and Purpose, pg. 4
"The Sons of Confederate Veterans, in furtherance of the Charge of Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, shall be strictly patriotic, historical, educational, fraternal, benevolent, non-political, non-racial and non-sectarian. The Sons of Confederate Veterans neither embraces, nor espouses acts or ideologies of racial and religious bigotry, and further, condemns the misuse of its sacred symbols and flags in the conduct of same."


The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.

 

Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.
 

The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.

  

New Member Fees/Dues

Natl. Dues $30.00, Natl. New member Dues $5.00, Texas Div. Dues $15.00, Camp Dues $10.00

Total for new members $60.00.  


To process of membership and payment information, contact: 

Adjutant, Rodney Seiler: hoods153adj@outlook.com


Applicants should submit an Application Form, along with a detailed genealogy describing your relationship to the Confederate veteran, and proof of his service.  Click on "Join" (above) to download an Application, and then "Genealogy Assistance" to get a Family Lineage Form. Call (210)-317-8114, (210)-415-9123 or email any officer in  "Contacts" for assistance.  


   If you are interested in perpetuating the ideals that motivated your Confederate ancestor, the SCV needs you. The memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice, are being consciously distorted by some in an attempt to alter history. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of our nations' cultural heritage will cease to exist.



                 



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Camp Flag Lapel Pin $5.00 Donation ea. Plus shipping or you can pick up at a camp meeting. To order Contact;
Commander, George Foulds, email:  fouldsoilfield@gmail.com or 361-215-0412
Chaplain, John McCammon, email: mccammon@beecreek.net or 210-317-8114

FORMER CAMP COMMANDERS
Robert “Bob” D. Adams III was the organizing Commander of Hood’s Texas Brigade, Camp #153.  The Charter was issued on August 5, 1993, and the first formal meeting was held at Luby’s Cafeteria, Central Park Mall, San Antonio, Texas on September 13, 1993, at 6:30 p.m.


Ross L. Shipman -                Aug 1993 – Jan 1995 

 Albert L. Jamison -              Jan 1995 – Jan 1997
 John L. Wilmeth -                Jan 1997 – Jan 2000
   Glen R Hartman -                Jan 2000 – Jan 2001  

Edward F. Butler, Sr. -          Jan 2001 – Jan 2003
 Edward A. Heath -               Jan 2003 – Jan 2004
 Albert L. Jamison -              Jan 2004 – Jan 2005
John F. McCammon -           Jan 2005 – Jan 2008

 James B. Crowther -            Jan 2008 – Jan 2010
William Sanford Smith -      Jan 2010 – Jan 2012

William Ray Wainner -       Jan 2012 – Jan 2015

  William Sanford Smith -       Jan 2015 – Jan 2017

Joseph L. Owen          -       Jan. 2017 - Jan.2018

William Sanford Smith -    Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2019

            George P. Foulds   -             Jan. 2019 -                          

   



   

 


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2018 

SCV Texas Division Four Star Camp Award

For retaining 90% and above of the camp's membership during the renewal membership drive. 


SCV Texas Division - 2nd Place Scrapbook


1st Place - Experience Bandera & Labor Day Parade, Bandera TX.

(Shared with the Hill Country Camp, #1938 - Fredericksburg, TX.)


3rd Place - 4th of July Parade, Starsville TX.


2019

 

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2nd Thursday of the Month @ 7:00 PM


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1006 NE Loop 410   San Antonio, TX. 78209

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