"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
Scott Bell of Jacksonville, TX, was the featured speaker at the Tippah Tigers SCV Camp meeting June 6. Bell is on a tour promoting his latest book, The Camel Regiment. The Camel Regiment was the 43rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment and it got its name from “Old Douglas”, a dromedary camel donated to Company H of the regiment to help transport their equipment. Old Douglas was at the battle of Iuka, passed through Ripley and was at the battle of Corinth. Later Old Douglas was at the siege of Vicksburg when a low down, high smelling, Yankee sharpshooter shot and killed him. Confederate snipers managed to severely wound Old Douglas killer. Old Douglas remains were interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg and a memorial marker stands at the grave site. Scott Bell (L) was introduced by Tippah Tiger Jim Daniel.
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
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Is now on-line for your viewing and reading pleasure
Representatives of the Order of the Confederate Rose met with the Tippah Tigers March 7 to pursue organizing a chapter with the Tippah Tigers. The Order of the Confederate Rose is a Southern Heritage/History organization whose primary purpose is to assist Sons of Confederate Veterans in their projects and activities. Confederate lineage is not required for membership. Those present included L-R Sandy Smith, State OCR Secretary/Treasurer; Sherry Latham, State OCR Vice-President; Brandi Gray, State OCR President; Tara Bradley; Brenda Arthur; Patty Young; Tippah Tigers Commander Marty Hubbard; Kaitlyn Barber; Carrie Barber; and Shelby Barber.