Home of Captain Sherod Hunter's Arizona Rangers

Welcome to Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1202, located in Tucson, AZ. This Camp is named after Captain Sherod Hunter of the Arizona Rangers Confederate Cavalry. Founded in 1937, Camp 1202 is the oldest SCV Camp in Arizona.

The members of SCV Camp 1202 are dedicated to uncovering and preserving the historical events that took place in the Arizona territory during the Civil War era. The Camp is also committed to preserving the legacy of the Confederate soldiers who fought to secure the Arizona territory for the Confederate States of America.

We are lucky in camp 1202 to have REAL SON, James Brown, among our ranks.  Please watch this interview with him on WBIR-TV from Knoxville, TN. 


History of the SCV

The Sons of Confederate Veterans was founded in 1896. Sons and other descendants of Confederate Veterans had formed the habit of attending the annual reunions held by the veterans over the years after the war, and, as the veterans aged, the sons became part of the reunions since they usually were there in numbers to assist their aged fathers.  On April 25, 1906, the veterans gave a Charge to their sons.  Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, Commander-in-Chief, United Confederate Veterans at the Reunion in New Orleans, Louisiana, said the following:  "Commission to the Sons.  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 principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish."

History of Sherod Hunter 

Captain Hunter and a group of about 140 cavalrymen, came from Texas to help protect the citizens of Southern Arizona from the Apaches after Union forces had withdrawn to California. Company A of the Arizona Rangers, led by Captain Hunter arrived in late February of 1862 in Tucson and raised the Confederate First National Flag before a cheering crowd.  After the Battle at Picacho Peak in April of that year, Captain Hunter's Arizona Rangers had to withdraw to Mesilla, New Mexico on or about May 14, 1862.




Captain Sherod Hunter

Membership

Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.
For information on joining the SCV, please visit the SCV's recruiting website:



Meetings

Camp 1202 meets on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to Noon at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 North Stone Ave.  There is parking in the garage below the library, which can be accessed from Alameda Street.

Contact Camp 1202

Commander
Bobby Morris
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1st Lt. Commander
2nd Lt.Commander
Bill Seymour

Treasurer
Bobby Morris
Chaplain
Bobby Morris


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