Our camp is located in Rockwall, Texas and we are part of the Texas 4th Brigade. Our organization serves as a historical, patriotic and non-political organization, with membership open to male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate States’ armed forces. If you believe you have ancestors that served in the war, we have genealogists available to help you research your ancestors.
We are a non-profit organization that raises camp funds to repair head stones, mark graves, provide living history presentations and also take part in parades and battle re-enactments. Our meetings typically include presenters discussing various military and social topics related to the Civil War, and Southern Independence, 1831-1865.
We meet on the 2nd Monday of every month at Soulman’s BBQ, 691 E I-30, Rockwall (near SE corner of Ridge road, and I-30, next to Applebee’s). We invite you and your family to come have dinner with us at 6:00 PM, followed by our general meeting at 7:00.
Rockwall Cavalry Camp #2203 was founded in 2010 and named in honor of the majority of men from Kaufman County (now Rockwall) that formed Company B “Rockwall Cavalry”. Commanded by John Summerfield Griffith, they were part of the 6th Texas Cavalry mustered into service on September 6, 1861 and was paroled in Jackson, Mississippi in mid-May 1865.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either lineal (a person who is a direct descendant such as a child to his or her natural parent or grandparent) or collateral (a descendant that is not direct, such as a niece or a cousin) family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet Membership.
Applicants should submit an application form, along with a detailed genealogy describing your relationship to the veteran, and proof of his service.
To obtain proof of his service, contact the archives of the state from which the soldier fought and obtain a copy of the veteran’s military service record. All Southern state’s archives have microfilm records of the soldiers who fought from that state, and a copy of the information can be obtained for a nominal fee. In addition, the former Confederate states awarded pensions to veterans and their widows. All of these records contain a wealth of information that can be used to document military service.
The SCV has a network of genealogists and links to assist you in tracing you ancestor’s Confederate service, or please contact our camp for assistance.
Son’s of Confederate Veterans Coin – Price $10.00
Please contact Tom Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org about purchasing the coin.
Friends of the SCV
If you have friends who would like to support the SCV but do not have Confederate ancestry, they may join as a “Friend of the SCV.” For a minimum initial donation of $40.00, the “Friend” receives a nice certificate suitable for framing, a FOSCV lapel pin and a one-year subscription to the Confederate Veteran magazine from our national organization. Subsequent donations of $30 or more will maintain the Confederate Veteran subscription and friendship. Please note that “Friends” are not SCV members and may not exercise any rights of membership which include claiming to be a SCV member. We also offer a “Friend of Rockwall SCV” for $15.00 that covers our camp dues, but does not include the pin or magazine.
An Associate Member of the Rockwall Cavalry Camp is someone who wants to be associated with our camp and is a member of another camp. They would pay our yearly camp dues of $15.00.