- History of the Howdy Martin Camp
- SCV Membership
- "Howdy" Herald Newsletter
- Camp Calendar
- Major Howdy Martin Bio
- Confederate Web Links
- Henderson County Confederate Graves
- Camp Bylaws
- Camp Photos
- Henderson County, CSA
- Palestine Memorial Dedication - April 13, 2013
- Athens City Cemetery Memorial Wall Dedication
- Camp Activity
- Dogwood Trails Parade - 2014
- Music of the Era
- Wreay Cemetery Dedication
Membership in 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 within Constitutional principles was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers bravely fought underscored their belief in their God-given rights as guaranteed by the U.S. 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 for Independence. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non‑political organization dedicated to ensuring 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 lineal or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for full membership is 12 years.
The Major W. H. “Howdy” Martin Camp is one of many local SCV camps scattered not only across the Southern U.S. but throughout the entire U.S. and overseas. We strive to do our part to uphold the charge given to us by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans. We do this in a way that does not dishonor our nation while at the same time making no compromise for the truth and Constitutional validity for the War of Southern Independence. While we are very adamant about fulfilling our charge, we accomplish this while also enjoying much kindred fellowship with other like‑minded men and their families.