The Lord shall give strength unto His people; the Lord shall give His people the blessing of peace.
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not mine heart be afraid; and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in Thee.
For in the time of trouble He shalt hide me in His tabernacle; yea, in the secret place of His dwelling shall He hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.
And now shall He lift up mine head above mine enemies round about me. Therefore will I offer in His dwelling an oblation, with great gladness; I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord.
Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto Thee; have mercy upon me, and hear me.
Thou hast been my succor; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Teach me Thy way, O Lord, and lead me in the right way because of mine enemies.
Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries: for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.
I should utterly have fainted, but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
O tarry thou the Lord's leisure; be strong and He shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.
The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
Plead Thou my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me, and fight Thou against them that fight against me.
Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
Who so dwelleth under the defense of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope and my stronghold; my God, in Him will I trust.

Let us remember the Camp, its members and officers in our daily prayers.






The War for Southern Independence

...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...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security....

The Declaration of Independence

"We could have pursued no other course without dishonor. And sad as the results have been, if it had all to be done over again, we should be compelled to act in precisely the same manner."

General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

"If the right of secession be denied...and the denial enforced by the sword of coercion; the nature of the polity is changed, and freedom is at its end. It is no longer a government by consent, but a government of force. Conquest is substituted compact, and the dream of liberty is over."

Albert Taylor Bledsoe
from Is Davis a Traitor?

"If I thought this war was to abolish slavery, I would resign my commission, and offer my sword to the other side." Ulysses S.


"I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."

Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1861 Inaugural address

The Southern Confederacy will not employ our ships or buy our goods. What is our shipping without it? Literally nothing....It is very clear that the South gains by this process, and we lose. No---we MUST NOT "let the South go."

Union Democrat,
Manchester, NH,
February 19, 1861