Tom Smith Camp #1702
Welcome to the Tom Smith - Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1702 website. Follow us here and on Facebook to keep up with current events going on within the camp and the SCV.
 Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
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.  Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, 25 April 1906 

Tom Smith Camp Charge 

The Tom Smith Camp #1702, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is proud of the 1,500 brave men from Suffolk & Nansemond County who left their homes & families in defense of Constitutional Liberty and States Rights to face overwhelming odds. Many paid the ultimate price, all endured hardships and suffering while maintaining the reputation of the greatest fighting force the world had ever known. Placing their faith in God, the Southern Soldiers fought for a just cause and the light of their accomplishments can never be dimmed or shadowed by any.

!!!Come and visit us this weekend at the Isle of Wight County fair!!!

Certain members of the Portsmouth City Council have put forth their opinion that the Confederate Monument on Court St needs to come down due to the hurt is does to others & the hatefulness it represents. If they would take a moment & realize this is a monument to Southern Soldiers who died fighting to defend the south. It has no battle flags on it, no CSA national flags on it honoring the Confederacy. 

Please consider donating to the legal fund that has been set up by our brothers at the Stonewall Camp #380 to assist in fighting those on the Portsmouth City Council that want it taken down. 


On September 26th there will be a ride/rally to raise funds. 

Please be aware that due to limited parking at Cullys we will have registration & staging in the Roses parking lot across the street from Cullys.The address is 3100 Airline Blvd Please pass this along to anyone who may not have access to Facebook."

Cullys will be offering a buffet breakfast the morning of the ride. Please help support one of our sponsors

Event funds for the Portsmouth Confederate Monument legal fees, any remaining funds will go to the Va. SCV Heritage Legal Defense Fund Account helping protect monuments in need of legal services against the continuing attacks on Southern History


Registration is 
$15.00 per vehicle, $5.00 per passenger

Children under 12 are free

All Stops and Ending location will be released at sign-in

Please download the flyer & registration form here.

if you have questions, please email
For more details visit the Facebook event page

The Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, supports a positive and affirmative message of Confederate Heritage. We are a non-partisan organization, with a strong Heritage preservationist focus. Our purpose is to Honor and care for Confederate Soldiers and Sailor’s graves; Confederate sites and monuments: display flags and Southern symbols, all as a sign of Honor to Confederate Heritage and cultural diversity.
When Confederate issues come under attack we express our thoughts and opinions through Honorable means. This was done when we spent 3 years to secure the Virginia State issued License plates with the Trade-marked SCV logo. This was eventually granted and became State law. We have worked with Legislators to craft bills that Honor and protect Confederate Heritage, monuments, graves, battlefields and other historical artifacts.
Confederate Heritage should always receive equal treatment in all issues before the law.
Our first amendment rights should not be eliminated through a false accusation connected to a violent act. The SCV in NO way condones violence, racism or use of Confederate symbols in acts of bigotry, hatred or racism.
To call for the revocation of the State-issued SCV logo license plate is a travesty. To further react and elude that the violent acts of a deranged individual is somehow related to this Heritage Organization is unacceptable. To suppress our 1st Amendment Rights should be a wake up call to all citizens of the United States. This is not what Our Country is in favor of.
Murderous acts of a deranged, crazed, disturbed individual in SC, is reprehensible. This individual was not a member of the SCV. He was a demonic individual, who should have been identified prior to this outrageous act as it is felt that behaviors of violence, hatred and racism must have been seen prior to this inexcusable act.
We call on all Americans to take time to reflect, pray and use common sense before reacting with knee-jerk responses. This Country did not become the greatest Country on Earth by this type of reaction and suppression. Systematically censoring a large portion of our Nation is not the answer.
We call on our elected Officials to stand firm in protecting the rights of All Americans. No revision of Southern Heritage will change the Southern Mantra. Our Confederate symbols must never be used as a sign of  war, hate or divisiveness.
May GOD Bless the South,
VA Division SCV

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