Membership in the Theophilus West Camp and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership is obtained through either direct or collateral lines. Kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for membership is 12.
Individuals unable to find a Confederate ancestor may support the Sons of
Confederate Veterans by becoming a member of the "Friends of the SCV".
If you would like more information about Theophilus West, M.D., Camp 1346, or the Sons of Confederate Veterans, please contact Commander
Robert Daffin or
Adjutant Larry Clere.
Finding Your Ancestor
If you would like to join the Theophilus West, M.D., Camp 1346, but you
do not know who your ancestor was or which unit he was in, let me help you.
Contact Ashley Pollette at P.O. Box 810 Sneads, Florida, 32460, or e-mail me at
place Confederate Ancestor in the subject line of your e-mail.
We will need the following information (if known):
Company and Regiment
Date and place born
Date and place died
Place of burial
Members of any anti-American or hate group such as the KKK, neo-Nazi, or other White supremacy organization or group are not welcome.
A Note From History
When Brigadier General Alexander Asboth, a former Hungarian freedom fighter then serving in the Union army, decided to attack Marianna in September of 1864, one of his stated objectives was to secure black recruits. As a demonstration of what this meant, he included two companies of men from the 82nd and 86th U.S. Colored Infantries in his force. These men had been liberated from slavery in Mississippi and Louisiana by the Union army.
The Union troops left Pensacola on September 18, 1864, arriving in Jackson County eight days later. As they advanced, first to Campbellton and then to Marianna, they stopped at the plantations and farms, confiscating livestock, destroying supplies and informing the laborers living in slavery that they were free to leave with them if they so desired.
As the soldiers pushed forward, hundreds of African American men, women and children fell in behind them. Carrying their possessions in small bundles, they walked along behind the Union troops. General Asboth later wrote that they were filled with “utmost jubilation.” MORE >>>
From: "The Day of Jubilation" By Dale Cox