"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 VFW Post, 655A East
Walnut St. 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
Dr. Brandon Beck was the guest speaker at the Tippah Tigers Camp meeting May 3. Dr. Beck spoke on the Great Locomotive Chase that occurred April 12, 1862 across northern Georgia. A group of Union volunteers hijacked a Confederate locomotive, The General, and headed north toward Chattanooga, TN trying to damage as much of the track as they could. The conductor, William Fuller, chased The General first on foot, then by hand cart, by the switch engine Yonah, then the locomotive William R. Smith and finally the locomotive Texas. Fuller caught up with The General when it ran out of fuel and water beyond Ringgold, Georgia and the Union hijackers were all caught within 2 weeks after the chase. Fuller’s chase prevented a lot of damage to the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
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
Kevin Lence (seated) was presented a medal and certificate recognizing him as the Tippah Tigers Compatriot of the Year for his contributions to the camp. Pictured with Kevin are his parents Sheila and Ken Lence and Tippah Tigers Commander Marty Hubbard who presented the award.
Some of our more lawless members during a demonstration at our February 1st camp meeting.