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 7:30 PM on Monday, August 28, 2023, at the former Historic Second Baptist Church of New Hope. After a short discussion of camp business, we will be honored to have Historian James Ogden speaking and giving a power point presentation on "Matthew Ector’s Multifarious Brigade at Chickamauga".


Changes in brigade structure were not uncommon, particularly in the Army of Tennessee. But, when you look at Ector’s Brigade at Richmond, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, or as they marched in the thunderstorm to the sound of the guns at New Hope on May 25, 1864, it clearly looks often like a different brigade battle to battle. A Texas Brigade is what you can usually say, but then look at Chickamauga. And at Chickamauga it is a Confederate brigade whose role is not well understood. In his talk this evening, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Historian Jim Ogden will address this different Ector’s Brigade and its battle in the Valley of the River of Death. 


James H. Ogden, III, is Park Historian at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park & Moccasin Bend National Archeological District "for the purpose of preserving and suitably marking for historical and professional military study the fields of some of the most remarkable maneuvers and most brilliant fighting in the war of the rebellion (Aug. 19, 1890, 16 U. S. C. 424)"  &  "to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of the public the nationally significant archeological and historic resources located on the peninsula known as Moccasin Bend (Feb. 20, 2003, Pub. Law 108-7, 117 STAT. 247, 16 U. S. C. 424c)".


Jim has been historian for the National Park Service for over 30 years, you do not want to miss his talk, he is also one of the top War Between the States speakers and tour guide in the Country. We hope to see you at the meeting and bring someone with you for a great time of fellowship and learning about the war of our ancestors.