Lee-Jackson Day PO Box 466 Lexington, VA 24450.
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The Stonewall Brigade Camp is an organization of male descendants of Confederate soldiers and is a part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We are a historical and fraternal group which seeks to preserve the memory of the deeds and valor of our Confederate forefathers through educational outreach. We conduct regular meetings, social outings, memorial services, and living history events. Our ladies regularly join us in joint meetings and activities through our sister organization the Lee-Jackson Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose. If you are interested in preserving or learning about your family's Confederate history with the support and fellowship of others, then we want to hear from you!
The Stonewall Brigade would like to thank the many SCV members and concerned citizens who have spoken out about the political correct hypocrisy concerning Lee Chapel. The Lee-Jackson Day memorial service was held for 15 years at Lee Chapel, but due to the SCV's strong stance about the removal of Confederate Flags from Robert E. Lee's grave, Washington & Lee has decided to ban further programs in the program with a veiled reasoning that the Chapel is not suitable for such programs (remembering Robert E. Lee).
On the day of Robert E. Lee's funeral in 1870 a group of Lee's admirers decided to form an association for the purpose of erecting a monument to his memory. The final result was sculptor Edward Valentine's “Recumbent Lee,” dedicated at the Lee Chapel in Lexington on 28 June 1883.
For More information on the Lee Memorial Association and the Lee Mausoleum at Lee Chapel:
LAWS CONCERNING GRAVES AND MEMORIALS IN VIRGINIA:
Since it was my first time in Lexington I wanted to see the Lee Chapel and the grave of Lee's horse Traveller. As I began to head for the Lee Chapel, a Police Officer stopped me and said that I could not enter the campus property with my Battle Flag or any images of Confederate Flags on any of my possessions including my clothing. I really wanted to pay my respects to General Lee and Traveller so I had to turn my shirt inside-out, take off my hat, and take off my badge.
The Stonewall Brigade has called upon W&L President Ruscio to apologize for the treatment of this young man.
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"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."
The Stonewall Brigade Camp meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please contact us to confirm our location prior to attending a meeting. We typically meet at the Holiday Inn Express, but not exclusively. Meetings begin with refreshments at 6:30pm and the meeting at 7pm.
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