Who we are:
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit 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 which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
Commander General United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906
The Iowa Division always welcomes comments and questions. If you would like to contact us or are interested in becoming a member, please contact us below.
Iowa Division Officers
Commander - Charles Lott
Lt. Commander - Owen Golay
Adjutant/Treasurer - Herman Johnson
Communications Officer - Bruce Peterson
Chaplain - Paul Lundy
Ceremonies and Heritage Officer - Richard Pohorsky
Sargent at Arms - Richard Lindbom
Webmaster - Colleen Peterson
Bowen's Mounted Rifles
SCV Camp #1759
Camp #1759 was chartered on December 12, 1996. This camp is the first located in the state of Iowa, but boasts members in many surrounding states. The camp has experienced continued growth since its beginning. This is the result of an active group of members as well as the hard work of our camp adjutant, Herman Johnson.
Camp Commander - Scott McCollough
Camp Lt. Commander - Bill Burkett
Adjutant - Herman Johnson
Carroll County Rough and Readys
SCV Camp #1952
The Carroll County Rough and Ready's Camp 1952 was chartered on May 27, 2001 and Dann Hayes was the lst Commander there were 8 members. It was the 2nd camp in Iowa, and with that camp we were granted provisional Division Status which is in reality, the creation of the Iowa Division. The camp has experienced continued growth since its beginning. This is the result of an active group of members and their support.
Camp Commander - Lamar Buckelew
Camp Lt. Commander - Dick Pohorsky
Adjutant - Sherman Lundy
2017 Past Events
Lee/Jackson Birthday Luncheon
January 21, 2017 11:00 AM
1425 W 19th St S, Newton, IA 50208
Our Guest speaker, Ken Allers, author of The Fog of Gettysburg; the Myth and Mysteries of a Battle and The History Buff's Guide to Gettysburg, presented General Barksdale at Gettysburg. We also held elections of officers and a brief planning session for 2017.
All meetings are open and the public is welcome.
2016 Past Events
Lee/Jackson Birthday Luncheon
January 23, 2016 11:30 A. M.
1407 W 19th Street South
Newton, Iowa 50208
Our annual Lee/Jackson Birthday Luncheon had the largest attendance in the division history. The Lee-Jackson Luncheon/Dinner is a tradition celebrated by SCV and UDC groups. Robert E. Lee’s birthday is on January 19, and Stonewall Jackson’s is on January 21. Their birthday's have been honored in various manners across the country. Our guest Speaker Compatriot Rusty Corder, provided an excellent presentation regarding his latest research on the 1864 Davis County raid with new insight into the war's most northern raid. Additionally, we discussed plans for our upcoming Annual Reunion and Memorial Day Ceremony at Rock Island Confederate Cemetery as well as other upcoming events in 2016.
2016 Annual Memorial Ceremony and Reunion
The Iowa Division held it's 2016 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Reunion meeting on Monday, May 30, 2016 by providing the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Rock Island Confederate Cemetery. We were honored to have Commander in Chief, Charles Kelly Barrow as our guest speaker. It is always an honor and pleasure to have him join us and provide his insight and vision for the future of the organization. In the past several years, we have been able to mark each of nearly 2000 graves with a new confederate flag thanks to the generous donations of SCV camps and divisions from the states these men served. A special thanks to Compatriots Richard Lindbom and Charles Lott for coordinating the flag replacement project. Please click on the button on our News and Events page to see a short video of the flags being placed in 2005 covered by Matt Hamilll, WQAD, Moline, Illinois. And then enjoy photos from last year's ceremony that demonstrate the extra meaning the new flags add to an already very special ceremony.. The ceremony was held immediately following a ceremony in the National cemetery and was followed by a luncheon and brief business meeting.
Reflections of the Civil War
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016
Seminole Valley Farm Museum
Cedar Rapids, IA
Join the men and women of the 1860s as they relive the Civil War. Watch as the Union and Confederate forces go to battle. Meet President Lincoln and visit with the ladies at a ladies tea. Enjoy the music of the time and hear the cannons roar. Visit with the solders and their wives as they live their day to day lives. It's a great time and you might even learn something about history that you didn't know. Something different going on each day.
For a complete details including admission, directions, parking and a full schedule of events visit: www.seminolevalleyfarmmuseum.net.
Battle of Athens
Friday, August 5, 2016 - Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Battle of Athens State Historic Site is located in Clark County, Missouri, along the banks of the Des Moines River. At this site, Union troops defeated the pro-south Missouri State Guard in 1861. It was the northernmost Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River.
Shadows of the Blue and Gray - Civil War Festival
Saturday, October 8 - Sunday, October 9, 2016
City County Park
(north of Princeton past the Red Covered Bridge on the east side of road)
This is an annual event that focuses on preserving & promoting Civil War era history through living history artisans, battle reenactments, music, & storytellers. We focus on education and teaching history by bringing it to life & making it exciting!
September 24, 2016
Mallory Cemetery on Hwy 99
This Dedication Ceremony was for Confederate Soldiers buried in a mass grave. These soldiers died while in transit to the Rock Island Prisoner of War Camp and were buried in a mass grave. The former newspaper at Wapello had records and recollections from residents of the area that steamships carrying the captured prisoners would pull into the Toolesboro landing at night and take the dead Confederate prisoners to this site at the Mallory Cemetery to dump the bodies. This event occurred several times throughout the history of the transport and is suspected to have started with the first load of prisoners in December of 1863. The Jefferson Township Trustees and the Louisa County Cemetery Commission, dedicated to preserving the history of these soldiers, erected a grave marker and our ceremony was to honor the memory of their bravery and sacrifice. A luncheon and brief business meeting was held at Johnnie B's in Wapello immediately following the ceremony.