to the online home of the Rockford Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Rock Island Memorial P.O.W. Camp #2229. Please feel free to take your time and have a look around, but before going any further please read our welcome message on page two so that you can learn some more about the S.C.V. and our camp in general. Deo Vindice!
Rock Island Memorial POW Camp #2229 is located in Northwest Illinois. We were charted at Rockford, Illinois in August of 2009 with 7 original charter members, 1 associate member, and 1 member of the ladies auxiliary. Since this time we have preformed graveside memorial services, assisted various other SCV camps and divisions with their events, attended re-enactments and historical seminars, conducted camp meetings and social gatherings, and held fundraising events along with many more other important and vital operations within our local camp and organization.
"Charge" by Lt. General S.D. Lee:
"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 pinciples 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
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 25, 1906
www.SCV.org or 1-800-My-South
Sons of Confederate Veterans
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."- Declaration of Independence
Rock Island Memorial POW Camp #2229 and the Sons of Confederate Veterans have a zero tolerance, anti-hate policy. We do not condone, support, or associate ourselves with racist or violent organizations. We do not believe in or condone slavery, and furthermore we do not approve, support in any way, or condone racist peoples or organizations that tarnish the good reputation of the Confederate soldier, his flag, his country, or why he fought. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a non-profit and non-political organization. Thank you.