The General William J. Hardee Camp #1397 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Welcomes You!

We meet at 7:30 PM on the fourth Monday of each month at the former Historic Second Baptist Church of New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia.  This Historic Church is the beautiful White Frame Building at the intersection of the Dallas-Acworth Highway (Highway 381) and Bobo Road in New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia.  This is the same intersection where New Hope Cemetery is.

Our next meeting is Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the former Historic Second Baptist Church of New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia.  After a short discussion of Camp business, we will be honored to have Dr. Brian Steel Wills speak on his book Confederate General William Dorsey Pender: The Hope of Glory.

Dr. Wills is the director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era and professor of history at Kennesaw State University.  He is the author of numerous books about the Civil War, including George Henry Thomas: As True As Steel (Modern War Studies), The War Hits Home: The Civil War in Southeastern Virginia (A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era), and A Battle from the Start: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest.  

During the Civil War, North Carolinian William Dorsey Pender established himself as one of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s best young generals. He served in most of the significant engagements of the war in the eastern theater while under the command of Joseph E. Johnston at Seven Pines and Robert E. Lee from the Seven Days to Gettysburg. His most crucial contributions to Confederate success came at the battles of Second Manassas, Shepherdstown, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. After an effective first day at Gettysburg, Pender was struck by a shell and disabled, necessitating his return to Virginia for what he hoped would be only an extended convalescence. Although Pender initially survived the wound, he died soon thereafter due to complications from his injury.