My son and I joined the Sons of
Confederate Veterans several years ago after my researched proved
our direct line ancestor Richard Benson Stewart,
Sr. served for the 9th
Virginia Calvary, Co. K. He had two sons who also served in the
Confederacy. They were Reverdy B. Stewart and Lewin R. Stewart. As
it turns out my grandfather (and subsequently my father, myself, and
my son) were all named for these Confederates.
We are proud to be members of the
Sons of Confederate
Veterans and of the
Gilmore Camp #1388 of Baltimore, Maryland. At the same time we
joined the Sons of Union
Veterans of the Civil War as we had three direct ancestors who
served the Union. They were Edward V. Orrell, Clement Henrickle and
his father-in-law Alexander Coleman (all serving for Maryland).
My involvement in the Sons of
Confederate Veterans, stems from my interest in genealogy and in
American History. Along the way I have learned the Civil War,
as learned in the Baltimore City Public School system, came from
purely a Yankee viewpoint. 'To the victor goes the spoils'.
The North won the war, and wrote the history books.
A true study of the Civil War reveals
that slavery was not the cause of the rebellion. While it
certainly was part of the conflict between the North and South
leading up to the war, it was not the major reason as the
politically correct retards would like you to believe. These
would have you believe that only racists join the Sons of
Confederate Veterans. I will not even waste my time commenting
on that issue.
During early January, 1997, the
Department of Motor Vehicles, with the permission of the pathetic
governor of Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Transportation,
illegally revoked the Organization Logo License Plates of the SCV.
This led to a lawsuit which was judged upon in favor of our
organization in a record thirty-three days in Federal Court.
My son and I collaborated to write a book entitled Flag Tag Gate, on