Milledge L. Bonham
Sons of Confederate Veterans - Camp #48
Saluda County, South Carolina
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit 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 he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
General Stephen Dill Lee
Commander General, United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1906
"March of the Sons of Confederate Veterans",
arrangement and lyrics by James F. Chumbley.
"Bonnie Blue Flag"
Calendar of Events
Saturday, 29 September 2001
Dwayne Black and Katie Sease are announcing
their intentions to marry.
Photo taken at Battle of Aiken 2001
School, Saluda County, South Carolina
Built in the 1890's to serve the community. The old school building is being repaired and renovated by the camp for a meeting hall (if you would like to help contact the camp or the officers via e-mail). It is located on Highway 39 at Pine Grove Road between Saluda and Ridge Spring, South Carolina. Our regular meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Feel free to stop by and join us.
Pine Grove School
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #48 was chartered in October 1897 and re-chartered in April 1997 at "Winehall" in Saluda County, South Carolina. "Winehall" is the birthplace of James Butler Bonham, hero of the Alamo and a home of his brother, Brigadier General Milledge L. Bonham.
|1st Lt. Commander||Artie Rodgers|
|Adjutant & Treasurer||Andrew Coleman|
|Color Sergeant||Ben W. Forrest|
|Historian||William Samuel Taylor, Sr.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chaplain||Rev. Burton Campbell|
|Past Commander||Dwayne Blackemail@example.com|
|Web Master||Jeffery J. Seasefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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Brigadier General Milledge Luke Bonham
Milledge Luke Bonham (1813 - 1890) - Milledge L. Bonham was born on 25 December 1813 in Edgefield District, South Carolina (present day Saluda County). He died on 27 August 1890 in White Sulphur Springs, North Carolina [He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia, South Carolina]. Although not a West Pointer, South Carolina lawyer Milledge Bonham did have some military experience commanding a company of volunteers in the Seminole War and a regular regiment in Mexico. After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1857-60, Bonham was sent to Mississippi by the state legislature to obtain the cooperation of that state in the secession winter of 1860-61. As a major general of state volunteers, from February 1861, Bonham was placed in charge of Morris Island in Charleston Harbor on 15 April 1861, two days after the fall of Fort Sumter. Going to Virginia in May 1861, Bonham superseded Colonel Cocke in command of the Alexandria Line and was in general command of the area when the fight at Fairfax Court House took place. Superseded after 10 days by General Beauregard, he commanded his brigade at 1st Manassas (a.k.a. 1st Bull Run) and until 29 January 1862, when, slighted over seniority matters, he resigned. Bonham won a seat in the Confederate House where he served on the Ways and Means Committee, then resigned on 17 January 1863, to become governor of his state. He served in that office for two years, until reappointed Brigadier General, on 16 February 1865. He commanded a cavalry brigade under Johnston in the Carolinas Campaign. After the surrender he resumed the life of a lawyer and planter.
Douglas S. Freeman, Lee's
Stewart Sifakis, Who was who in the Civil War
Confederate Military History Vol. 5, pg. 377
Last Update: 21 June 2001