"If I ever disown, repudiate, or apologize for the Cause for which Lee fought and Jackson died, let the Lightning's of Heaven rend me, and the scorn of all good men and true women be my portion. Sun, Moon, Stars, all fall on me when I cease to love The Confederacy. 'Tis the Cause, not the fate of the Cause, that is glorious!" Major R.E. Wilson, C.S.A
Camp meetings are on the first Thursday of every month at American Legion Post 81, 145 Twin Lakes Rd. Ripley, MS 38663 at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
"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.
We are undertaking getting our Confederate Monument refurbished. It is going to be a long and diligent task but it is something that needs to be done and it is up to us to see it through. The Thomas Spight Chapter U.D.C. dedicated the statue in September 1911. I found an article in an old Sentinel dated September 21, 1911 when the dedication was held. It was a wonderful occasion for them as it will be for us once we finish our task .
To read the article and learn a little history on our Confederate Monument
"The Stainless Banner" March 2015 Issue To Read Click Here
Dennis Brown (R) from the Corinth Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp presented a program on “A Yankee Pill Pusher Comes to Mississippi” at the Tippah Tigers camp meeting February 6. A young man by the name of Eli Lilly grew up working in drug stores in Indiana. When war broke out, Lilly organized and commanded a light artillery battalion in several major battles. He was captured in Alabama by Gen. N. B. Forrest and incarcerated at Enterprise, Mississippi. Lilly was released in a prisoner exchange and stationed as a Colonel at Vicksburg, Mississippi. When the war ended he purchased a 1,200 acre cotton plantation and farmed for several years in Mississippi until his wife died from malaria. Lilly moved back to Indiana and founded what we know today as the $25 billion Eli Lilly Company. Brown was welcomed by Tippah Tigers Commander Marty Hubbard.
Tippah Tigers Guest Speakers are now on You Tube Now you will have the chance if you missed one of our Guest Speakers or want to share it with someone. Updated: May 20, 2018 To View List Click Here
Recorded and Posted To YouTube by: Robert Jackson
Tippah Tigers Camp #868
Is now on-line for your viewing and reading pleasure
Tippah Tigers band members Rick Adair (L) and Bobby Irvin entertained camp members at the regular camp meeting February 6. Visitors are welcome at camp meetings every first Thursday of the month at the Ripley American Legion Post on Twin Lakes road at 7 PM. Come an hour earlier and enjoy a meal with the Tigers.