About Camp #143
Welcome to Official Website of HL Hunley Camp #143Sons of Confederate Veterans, Army of Northern Virginia, South Carolina Division,9th Brigade
Greetings! I’m Commander Ben Bunting of the HL Hunley Camp #143 and I welcome you to our website. Our organization is fraternal in nature. Our mission is to ensure that the true history of the South is preserved for future generations. Organized in 1896, the Sons of Confederate Veterans continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to preserving the true history of the period from 1861-1865. Our camp is located in Summerville, South Carolina and we meet the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30PM (except holidays) at the Summerville Masonic Lodge located on 111 N. Main Street in Summerville. Please see our event calendar for meeting dates.
What is the “Sons of Confederate Veterans”?
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 in 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.
”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.”
~Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee /Commander General United Confederate Veterans / New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.
Pledge of Allegiance
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
Salute to the Flag of South Carolina
I Salute the Flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty, and faith.
Salute to the Confederate Flag
I Salute the Confederate Flag with affection, reverence, and undying remembrance to the cause for which it stands.