The national Sons of Confederate Veterans, comprised of nearly 30,000 members who are descendents of Confederate Veterans, has officially endorsed the Blue-Gray Alliance 2012 150th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh Reenactment.
The below Resolution was unanimously approved by the 450 delegates at the national Sons of Confederate Veterans Reunion in Montgomery,Alabama, on July 15, 2011.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, INTERNATIONAL
WHEREAS the Battle of Shiloh, during the War forSouthern Independence, was fought April 6-7, 1862, and
WHEREAS the years of 2010 – 2015 are being celebrated as the Sesquicentennial of the Cause for Southern Independence,
WHEREAS this Sesquicentennial is to commemorate this great period of our history and the men, women, statesmen, and citizens who served,
WHEREAS the Blue-GrayAlliance of Reenactors, the Battle of Shiloh Association, and members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans are
presenting the 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh on March 29 through April 1, 2012, at Shiloh,Tennessee,
WHEREAS this Sesquicentennial and this reenactment are to honor our ancestors and to educate our modern citizens and students on the true facets of the War,
THEREFORE be it resolved that the Sons of Confederate Veterans, International hereby commends the efforts of the Blue-Gray Alliance, the Battle
of Shiloh Association, and the assisting members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and endorses this 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh.
Michael Givens, Commander-in-Chief
Chuck Rand, Adjutant-in-Chief
July 15, 2011