Sons of Confederate Veterans United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mount Pleasant, Texas Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Welcome to the official site of the
Governor W. T. Lanham Camp #586

The Governor Samuel W. T. Lanham Camp is just one of many Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps within the Great State of Texas, but, in the Governor Samuel W. T. Lanham Camp you will find a unique sense of brotherhood and shared heritage and history that cannot be found to the same degree anywhere else. The men who make up our Camp love our State and the Southland, the history and heritage and culture which make this beloved region of these United States so different and such a wonderful place to live.

Statement of Purpose

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is an organization preserving the history and legacy of Confederate Heroes, so future generations may understand the motives that galvanized the Southern Cause. The SCV is the direct successor of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate Soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia, in 1986, the SCV 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.

If you have a Confederate ancestor, and are interested in becoming a member of or any SCV Camp please contact Larry Martin. If you are unsure if you had a Confederate ancestor or not, but are interested, let us help you do the research and find out if you have one.


Our Camp meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month at:

The American Legion Hall
200 Cartwright Park Road
Weatherford, Texas

Hertiage Not Hate

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is not a hate group. The SCV does not knowingly allow anyone with ties to hate groups to join and has removed, and will remove, anyone from its ranks who expresses racist sentiments. Specifically, the following is not allowed and will be grounds for immediate dismissal: -Attempting to recruit fellow SCV members for racist groups -Disseminating racist literature to fellow SCV members, either through mailings or in person.


Loving the South and defending its culture, symbols and heritage does not mean hate. In fact, many SCV members are descendants of African-American, Catholic, Jewish, Native American, Hispanic and Asian Confederates. The contributions of these groups to Southern culture have made it a beautiful and unique region. To deny their descendants membership in our organization would betray our principles and the very ancestors we honor. We welcome all descendants of Confederate soldiers, sailors, and marines or those who materially aided the South in its struggle for independence.

Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Lt. Gen. 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."

Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana April 25, 1906


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