The Georgia Confederate


The next printed version will be the†April issue and the submission deadline†is†March 20 and the February printed issue hasbeen mailed.

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The Charge

By the 1890's our Confederate Forefathers,the United Confederate Veterans,were getting on in years and began to look at how to best preserve the legacy of the Cause for which they had fought. To accomplish this honorable goal they established an organization for their descendants - the Sons of Confederate Veterans - in 1896. In 1906 to this organization the Men in Grey left - what is today called "The Charge:"

Commission to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee

††††††† "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. Are you also ready to die for your country? Is your life worthy to be remembered along with theirs? Do you choose for yourself this greatness of soul?

††† "Not in the clamor of the crowded street,

†† "Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,

†† "But in ourselves are triumph and defeat."

Lt. General Stephen Dill LeeNew Orleans April 25, 1906

{Editorís Note] There are three versions of The Charge. The Georgia Confederate will use all three, rotating each month

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