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Projects of SCV Camp 68

The sign of a healthy camp, and one that others would want to be a part of, are the projects that members have been involved in, especially those that were conceived by the camp itself.  Here is a listing of the projects we have been working on.

A list of SCV Camp 68 Projects

Date Project Description
June 2016 Inman First Baptist Graveyard Installed 13 new Confederate Service grave markers, replaced 2, installed one US Veterans Administration CS headstone (for William H. West, 4th SC Cavalry). Dedicated in a ceremony held on 12-June. Total number of marked graves is now 17.
Nov 2013 Headstone Procured and placed a US Veterans Administration CS headstone for Archibald Peurifoy, who served in Buist's Company of the 17th SC Militia.  He was born in 1837, died in 1869, and was interred in the Magnolia Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC
2013 SCV War Service Medals The camp gathered details necessary to submit the service records of several of our members to obtain SCV War Service Medals for these heroes. Coordinated by Ron Crawley.
2013 SC Division Reunion Our camp was honored to host the 2013 SC Division Reunion and Convention on 23-March. See this site for details and photos:
2014 Gramling Methodist Church Graveyard Completed the marking of six Confederate soldier graves.  Two are already marked, one family procured a marker some time ago but has not yet installed it, and the other three will require the purchase of new markers.  Headed by Ron Crawley who lives in the area.
10-Nov-2012 Oak Grove Baptist Church Graveyard Compatriot Bob Cartee and his wife "adopted" the cemetery and took on a massive undertaking to record the grave of veterans from all American wars.  This included marking several Confederate Graves and a dedication ceremony was held 10-Nov-12 (see church web site for details)
18-May-2013 Magnolia Cemetery A massive clean up and marking of known Confederate graves at this city owned cemetery on  Howard Street in Spartanburg.  Headed by Jim Crocker, and a joint project with the States Rights Gist Camp in Union, SC. See:
12-Nov-2011 Campobello United Methodist Church Graveyard A clean up and marking of 12 known Confederate graves at this graveyard in Campobello  Headed by Ron Crawley, and assisted by BSA Troop 6 and the congregation. Dedication conducted on  11-Dec-2011. Click here for more photos.
10-Sept-2011 Campobello First Baptist Cemetery A clean up and marking of 8 known Confederate graves at this cemetery on Monroe Bruce Road off Hwy 11.  Headed by Jim Crocker, and supported by the congregation.
March - June 2011 Church of the Advent Graveyard A thorough restoration of existing Confederate Service grave markers and the placement of and additional markers on 31 CS Veteran graves!  This project culminated in a Dedication Ceremony in June 2011. Headed by camp member and Advent parishioner Cibby Krell.
7-May-2011 Confederate Memorial Day - Columbia, SC Nine camp members and family attended this annual event in Columbia, SC.  The event consists of a ceremony at Elmwood Cemetery, including placement of a wreath on the CS Unknown Soldier, a parade through town, and a program at the Statehouse.
TBD CS Soldier Display - American Legion Post 28 War Museum Headed by Jim Crocker
Since 2009 JROTC CS Hunley Award Our camp has presented at least one of these awards to local JROTC units since 2009.  Headed by John Messer.
10-May-2012 Camp Colors Despite having been in existence for over 20 years, our camp lacked proper colors (a flag unique to our camp to be used at all official functions).  Several members and camp leaders came together to design the flag and it was officially unveiled to the public for the first time on Confederate Memorial Day, 2012.
  CS Medal of Honor - Adam W Ballenger One of the first tasks when the camp was reformed was to pursue the Medal of Honor for our camp's namesake, Adam Washington Ballenger



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