History of the Society of Order of Confederate Rose
The idea for the Order of Confederate Rose
organization came to Jane Latture of Birmingham, AL, after a Robert E. Lee
birthday dinner in January 1993, when the speaker, Charles Lunsford, told Mrs.
Latture of an Order of Robert E. Lee
of Robert E. Lee is the ladies’ auxiliary group of the Georgia Sons of
that had been reactivated in Georgia. Knowing that other ladies in Alabama felt
the need to help combat the growing attack on their Confederate Heritage, Mrs.
Latture proposed the idea of their own order to some ladies who responded
positively. The first name to occur to Mrs. Latture was the Order of the Confederate Rose, based on the television movie
"The Rose and the Jackal" about Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a Confederate
Great interest in the Order of Confederate Rose was expressed by women from other states at the 1993 SCV National Convention in Lexington, KY. The Alabama ladies put up a sign and handed out applications. As a result, several State Societies were created. Texas OCR joined in 1995. The SCV gave approval of the organization as an “official auxiliary group” with the Director for the State being appointed by the State SCV Division Commander. In 1996 the SCV declared the group would not be an “auxiliary group” but always a “support group”.The Order of Confederate Rose is an independent organization supporting the work of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It is a Confederation of States and is composed of State Societies rather than a National organization composed of state divisions. There is no national organization.
HISTORY of the Society of Confederate Rose
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