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THE ARIZONA DIVISON,
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

History of the Arizona Division :

The Arizona Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held provisional status until the chartering of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 on 6 April 1995. Camp 1710 joined the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, the Confederates of La Paz Camp 1572, the Captain Robert Rodes Nelson Camp 1647 and the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 to make a full five Camp division. The first Division Convention and Reunion was held in Phoenix in June, 1995. Reunions have since been held in Tucson, Sierra Vista, Tombstone and Payson as well as returning to Phoenix.

In 1997, members of the Confederate Secret Service Camp who lived in Tucson rechartered Arizona's original SCV Camp, Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202. Camp 1202 had been organized in the 1950s but became inactive in the 1970s. In an effort led by Compatriots Bobby Morris and James Gooden, Camp 1202 became the Division's sixth Camp.

In 1998, Division Commander Robert Perkins led an effort to reorganize the Division. It was decided that the Division would consist of two brigades, the boundary between them being the Gila River. Camps north of the Gila (1525, 1647, 1708) would make up the Salt River Brigade and those to the south (1202, 1572, 1710) would make up the Gadsden Brigade. Unfortunately, Camp 1572 became inactive this same year. The following year, members of the Salt River Brigade voted to change their name to the Jefferson Davis Brigade.

In its short existence, the Arizona Division has grown from a single Camp of 20 some members to five Camps with over 100 full, associate and corporate members.

Arizona Division Commanders

2003-2004: Bobby Morris - Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1292

2001-2002: Curt Tipton - Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710

1999-2000: Glenn Meek - Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710

1997-1998: Robert Perkins - Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525

1995-1996: George Sheffler - Confederates of La Paz Camp 1572

Prominent Arizona Confederates

"Old Man" Clanton, patriarch of the Clanton family--the ones who fought the Earps at the OK Corral (the Earps were Yankees! One Earp brother was a Union veteran)

John N. Leatherwood, member of the legislature, prominent Judge, rancher, miner, and citizen of Tucson

Sylvester Mowrey, Miner, newspaper editor

Granville Henderson Oury, territorial legislator

"Texas" John Slaughter, pioneer, rancher, Sheriff of Cochise County

Jack Swilling, founder of the Salt River Project, Phoenix's irrigation, water and electrical power system

J.B. Taylor, Douglas businessman

James Henry Tevis, founder and first Captain of the Arizona Rangers (law enforcement unit)

John Frank Wilson, AZ Territorial Attorney General, AZ delegate to Congress

Arizona Division Logo

The division logo consists of the flag of the State of Arizona combined with a Battle flag, the Battle flag making up the left part of the flag while the Arizona flag makes up the right. The flag is divided on an angle along the Battle Flag's saltire from upper left to lower right. The logo was designed by Compatriot Curt Tipton and adopted in 1997.

Arizona Division Leadership


Division Commander:
William Bobby Morris
Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202
PO Box 57312
Tucson, AZ 85732
Bobby Morris

Division Lt. Commander:
Nolan G. "Buddy" Chasteen
Captain Robert Rodes Nelson Camp 1647
740 Mingus Shadows Dr.
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Buddy Chasteen

Adjutant:
Larry Billar
Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525
5639 West Altadena
Phoenix, AZ 85304
Larry Billar

Gadsden Brigade Commander:
John Stanford
Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202
6951 E. Hawthorne
Tucson, AZ 85710
John Stanford

Jefferson Davis Brigade Commander:
Larry Billar
Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525
5639 West Altadena
Phoenix, AZ 85304
Larry Billar

Arizona Division Camps

Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 SCV
Phoenix Metro West Valley Camp
5639 West Altadena
Phoenix, AZ 85304
The Adjutant
Commander: Daniel K. Huskisson
10410 West Diana Drive
Peoria, AZ 85354
The Commander
Annual Camp Dues: $5.00
Monthly Publication: Southern Thunder
Visit the Colonel Sherod Hunter website

Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 SCV
Phoenix Metro East Valley Camp
Ron Fox
2125 South Mariposa
Apache Junction, AZ 85219
The Commander
Annual Camp Dues:$5.00
Bimonthly Publication: None
Visit the Captain Granville Henderson Oury website

Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 SCV
Sierra Vista Camp
John W. Mangum
P.O. Box 12980
Ft. Huachuca,AZ 85670-2980
The Commander
Annual Camp Dues: $5
Monthly Publication: The Vidette

Visit the Confederate Secret Service website

Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers Camp 1202
Tucson Camp
P.O. Box 57312
Tucson, AZ 85732-7312
Commander: John Stanford
6951 East Hawthorne
Tucson, AZ 85710
The Commander
Annual Camp Dues: $5.00
Publication: None

Captain Robert Roades Nelson Camp 1647
Prescott Camp
Commander: Nolan G. "Buddy" Chasteen
740 Mingus Shadows Drive
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
The Commander
(520) 649-1632
Annual dues: None
Publication: The Tribute

Visit the Captain Robert R. Nelson website

For more information about the Sons of Confederate Veterans, visit the Sons of Confederate Veterans home page.

For more information about the Army of Trans-Mississippi visit the Army of Trans-Mississippi web site



God Save the Southern Confederacy!!!

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