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The Jim Pearce Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is tasked with preserving the true history of the Heroes of our region of Western Kentucky who joined the Confederate Cause.

We seek to improve the present day understanding of the motives and reasoning these men used in their time and under their circumstances to decide it had come time for armed resistance to the invaders from the North.

Against all odds, the Confederacy held on for four years. Our Southern Heroes fought valiantly against a military machine that had resources well beyond the grasp of the fledgling Confederacy and its Allies.

Many of those same ideals that these Heroes defended back in the 1860's remain visible, viable and debated in today's society. The victor may have defeated the Confederacy on the battlefield, but many of those ideals still live on in hearts and minds.

The SCV and the Jim Pearce Camp are Heritage groups and stand directly opposed to all hate groups, especially those who try to inappropriately use the symbols of our ancestors.

We meet at 6:30 PM on the 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December

Our meetings are held at the Glenn Martin Genealogy Library, 201 West Main Street, Princeton Kentucky.

Our meeting format is very informal and is open to all who share a love for our history and ancestors.

Statement of Purpose

We, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, having been commissioned by the Confederate Veterans themselves, retain our responsibility and right to adhere to the founding principles of the United States of America remembering the bravery, defending the honor and protecting the memory of our beloved Confederate Veterans, which includes their memorials, images, symbols, monuments and grave sites for ourselves and future generations.

Our Camp Vision:

The Jim Pearce Camp provides a valuable service to the community and to its members through its activities to honor Confederate ancestors. It maintains a strong membership with a core of committed members who dedicate their time, talents, and resources to meet our mission. The Camp members provide leadership in their communities and serve as role models to their sons and daughters by encouraging them to carry forward the Cause of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

Our Camp Mission:

The Jim Pearce Camp honors its ancestors by emulating and perpetuating the honorable values and principles that characterized the brave and true men who fought for the Confederacy. The Camp promotes goodwill throughout Western Kentucky by locating grave sites and setting stones, conducting memorial services, participating in battle reenactments, and researching, recording, and guarding the historical truths of the Western Kentucky Confederate while educating citizens concerning the Confederacy, its soldiers, and their Cause.

"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, 25 April 1906