Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1565

Welcome to the site of the 13th Texas Infantry Regiment, Camp # 1565 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, located in Brazoria Co. Texas.  We are descendants of brave Confederate soldiers who fought for states rights during the "War Between the States".  It is our goal and obligation to uphold their honor, through an ongoing commitment to not let the general public forget the American past.  These goals are accomplished through a variety of venues, such as parades, grave marker dedications, reenactments, festivals, and any number of ways to get into the public eye.

Our meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, at Smithhart's Texas Grill located at 2440 N. Velasco (Hwy. 288B), Angleton, Texas.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED TO THIS NEW LOCATION

In 1861, Col. Joseph Bates raised the 13th Texas Infantry Regiment in Galveston and Brazoria County with headquarters in Valasco, Texas. The regiment was assigned coastal duty between Galveston and Matagorda most of the war. From May to September 1863, the regiment was moved to Louisiana and served under Gen. Richard Taylor with headquarters in Bashgear City.

Pictures of the SCV Camp 1565, during Confederate History Month.  Texas Division is in the process of documenting and recording all confederate soldiers grave sites and the soldiers names.  Our camp hit a few of the local cemetaries over the weekend, to set out flags and document known and unknown men who served during the War Between the States.  Some of the gravesites were of men who fell into the time frame of that war and were researched and found to have served.  These fine gentlemen will be given their due, and proper markers will be installed.

Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans

"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.


If you would like more information on joining the SCV, please contact us.

Commander - Frank Dietz
Adjutant /Webmaster - Jeff Winters
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Email: jwinters@erfwireless.net