The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

The SCV has ongoing programs at the local, state, and national levels which offer members a wide range of activities. Preservation work, marking Confederate soldier's graves, historical re-enactments, scholarly publications, and regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the War for Southern Independence are only a few of the activities sponsored by local units, called camps.

The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. However, it is not affiliated with any other group other than the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, composed of male descendants of the Southern Officers Corps. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting.

 

Lt. Col. Thomas Coke Glover.  Camp 943

Dr. Glover arrived in Campbell County by 1850 and was one of the original town commissioners of Campbellton in 1854. When the War Between the States arose, Dr. Glover was one of the county's two delegates to the state secession convention.


Rather than entering service as a physician, Dr. Glover decided to form his own company. On June 6, 1861, he became captain of Co. A, 21st Ga. Infantry, the "Campbell County Guards," and drilled his troops around the courthouse and on the streets of Campbellton closeby the Chattahoochee River. He is said to have taken part in 107 engagements, including most of the major battles in the East, including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.

Promoted to major on July 27, 1862, Glover was severely wounded at Antietam and was made lieutenant colonel April 18, 1864. (Col. John T. Mercer of the 21st was killed at Plymouth, N.C., that date.) On Sept. 19, 1864, Lt. Col. Glover was shot and killed instantly during a maneuver at Winchester, Va. He is buried there. 

Below is the grave site of Lt. Col. Thomas Coke Glover

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