SCV Pacific NW Division Convention 8/25/18

Another successful Division Convention took place this year in Richland, WA. The Washington Artillery Camp in Pasco, WA. hosted this years Convention. Representatives from Camps in Nampa, ID., Pasco, WA., Anchorage, AK.. and Portland, OR. were present.

A new Division Commander and Lt. Commander were elected. Commander Leaumont and Lt. Commander Garrett were sworn in after the election. These two men will do a fine job leading our Division for the next two years.

Erik Ernst (1st Brigade Commander)

SCV Pacific NW Division Upcoming Events 2018

SCV Camp 458 Meeting, Saturday, February 24th at 10am. Vancouver meeting hall. Email if you are interested in coming.

Confederate Memorial Day: Sunday April 22nd. Location TBA.

Jefferson Davis Birthday Dinner: Sunday June 3rd. Battleground, WA.

SCV Pacific NW Division Convention. Saturday August 25th. Richland, WA.

Jefferson Davis Park Vandalized. We need your help!

Jefferson Davis Park was vandalized on Thursday night (August 17th). The cowardly individuals threw bags of tar and paint on both of the historic Jefferson Davis Park highway markers, the interpretive plaque, memorial bricks and the crushed marble walkway. Costs are going to be very high to repair the damage.

Jefferson Davis Park was established in 2007, and is owned and operated by Sons of Confederate Veterans Col. Isaac W. Smith Camp 458 of Portland, Oregon. We are a 501c3 non-profit Veterans organization, that was established in 1896. Our purpose is to honor and defend the Confederate Soldier’s good name, guard his history, and to make sure that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.

All donations are Tax deductible, and will be used for repairing the damage, installing a 24hr surveillance system and lighting. Any extra funding received will be used for park maintenance and improvements.

Donations can be sent to:

SCV Camp 458
P.O. Box 222
Condon, OR. 97823-0222

Thank you,
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Col. Isaac W. Smith Camp 458

SCV Pacific NW Division Dues


Its nearly Dues time again.

National $30

Division $5

Camp (check with your Adjutant)

Please check with your Camp Adjutant about where to send your Dues check.

Division Dues are used to fund our annual Division Convention. The exact location and date of this years Convention is yet to be determined by our Commander. September/October is what we’re looking at.


Thank you,
Erik Ernst


SCV Camp 458 member James E. Bailey, 9/4/49 to 1/8/17.

  James Elbert Bailey passed away in his home on January 08, 2017 in Gresham, Oregan due to health complications. He was 67.
  Mr. Bailey was born on September 04, 1949 in Erin, Houston County, Tennessee to his parents, Thomas Franklin Bailey and Minnie Earlene Bailey (Tidwell). He enlisted for the United States Marine Corps in 1968 was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division. Medically Discharged in 1971. He married his long time love Maria Elva Sanchez in 1973.He graduated with Honors from the Northeastern Illinois University of Chicago with a degree in Bilingual Education in 1985. The Baileys lived between Chicago, Texas and Tennessee where James worked as a Bilingual Teacher and Maria Elva was a housewife and mother.
Mrs. Bailey passed away on January 04, 2009 and we buried at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
  Mr. Bailey was a member of the following Organizations:
Sons of Confederate Veterans – Member
Scottish American Military Society- Member and Former Post Commander of Post 1836 “Alamo Defenders” in
San Antonio, Texas.
The Marine Corps League- Member
Clan Bailey- Member
Dynastic Order of the Green Cross- Knight
Knights of Pythias- Member
Boy Scouts of America- Adult Leader
Disable American Veterans- Member
Mexican American Veterans Association- One of the Founders
Northwest Indian Veteran Association- Member
  Mr. Bailey is survived by his daughter Veronica Guadalupe Bailey of Chicago, IL. and his son, Jose Juan Bailey
Sr. of Gresham, OR. Grandson and 2 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Bailey will be buried at Fort Sam Houston in a Military Ceremony on February 17th,  2017 at 9am.

SCV Pacific NW Division Convention 2016

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Pacific NW Division held its 2016 Division Convention yesterday (10/15/16) at the VFW Memorial Hall in Eugene, OR. The Rev. Philip Mulkey Camp 2273 of Eugene, hosted this years Convention.

During our business session, we voted on 3 amendments to our Division Constitution and Bylaws. The first amendment changed the names of our regional 1st Lt. Commanders to Brigade Commanders. The second amendment gives the immediate past Commander a vote on the Division Board, but limits him to one vote, even if he holds another office on the Division Board. The third amendment, removing officers from the Board, to be voted on by the Board.

After we finished our amendments, we announced the votes for Division Commander and Lt. Commander. Our next Division Commander is John Sigmon and our next Lt. Commander is Garth McKinney. Garth McKinney was sworn is as Lt. Commander. He spoke about some of the goals he has for the Division. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond his control, Commander elect Sigmon was unable to attend the Convention. He will be sworn in by me at the next local Camp 458 meeting.

We had a catered BBQ Dinner, with was fantastic. Following our Dinner, we had several special presentations. Author and Friend of the SCV member Jim Elstad spoke about his experiences promoting the truth about the Confederacy. Afterwards, Division Genealogist Norm Ernst spoke about researching family history to locate Confederate Veterans. Then Camp 458 Commander Jay Willis spoke about Jefferson Davis Park and Davis’ role in establishing the Pacific NW. Next was a presentation by Camp 2273 Commander Chuck Ellis, about Rev. Philip Mulkey and the Long Tommers, their role as Oregon Confederates and the skirmishes they had with Union troops.

After all the presentations concluded, I had the opportunity to give my farewell speech. It has been an amazing 4 years since I came up with the idea to start this Division. It is a very good feeling knowing that I can hand over control of a properly functioning Division to our next Commander and Lt. Commander. I am very pleased that Commander elect Sigmon is planning on having me be his 1st Brigade Commander. I look forward to being able to focus specifically on Oregon and Washington, helping promote our organization, grow our Camps, start new Camps and make our Division the shining star for the entire Sons of Confederate Veterans organization.

We concluded our Convention with a Candlelight memorial honoring our Confederate Ancestors. After everyone shared the name of their Ancestor and his unit info, we finished the night with everyone singing “Dixie”.

I have full confidence in our new Commander and Lt. Commander. They have great leadership skills and we will only see things continuing in the right direction under their leadership.

Thank you for trusting me as your Division Commander these last 4 years.

Erik Ernst



SCV Camp 458 4th of July Parade Float a great success!

Portland’s Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 458 participated in the Canby, Oregon 4th of July Parade. We had a tractor, 20′ trailer with banners and flags, and a freshly painted ’71 Chevy 3/4 ton 4×4. I walked next to the float and handed out hundreds of SCV flyers.There were thousands of people in attendance and we received overwhelming support from attendees. Overall it was a great success!

Commander Ernst


Dues are Due!


Its that time of year again. Time to pay your yearly SCV Dues. Dues help your Camp, Division and National Organization pay for recruiting supplies, legal fees, conventions, printing, projects, etc. Without Dues, we would not be able to exist.

You will need to contact your Camp Adjutant about your local Camp Dues.


  1. SCV National Dues $30 (add $5 if you are delinquent or are a new recruit).

Mail a Check/Money Order to:

Sons of Confederate Veterans (or SCV)

P.O. Box 59

Columbia, TN. 38402



  1. SCV Pacific NW Division $5

Mail a Check/Money Order to:

SCV Pacific NW Division

PO Box 222

Condon, OR. 97823-0222


The Sons of Confederate Veterans headquarters is currently working on a online Dues paying website, where we will be able to pay Camp, Division and National all at the same time. This will make collection Dues much less confusing. I am certain that we have lost members because of the archaic way we have to collect Dues.




SCV Camp 2244 in Nampa Idaho’s Parade America


On May 21st, the Cpl. William Mink Camp 2244 of Boise, Idaho, participated in Nampa, Idaho’s “Parade America” Parade. They were greeting with overwhelming support from the public and even picked up a new member because of it.

I’m calling on each Camp in our Division to find a local Parade that their Camp can participate in. There are way more supporters of the Cause than what is being said to us by the Media.

SCV Camp 2244 has been very active in the short 2 years they have existed as a Camp. Keep up the great work brothers!


Confederate Memorial Day

SCV Camp 458 held their Confederate Memorial Day service on April 30th at River View and Greenwood Hills Cemeteries, in Portland, Oregon.

This year, we did things a little different than previous years. Division Commander Ernst looked thru our Camp’s database of Confederate Veterans buried in Oregon, and was able to locate 10 CSA Veterans buried in the two Cemeteries. Staff from both Cemeteries helped assist us in locating the graves. Unfortunately two of the 10 Veterans, we were unable to locate.

Everyone arrived 3pm at River View Cemetery. Once we were ready, we all convoyed to each individual Confederate Veteran. We researched and prepared biographies for each one of them. Every one of them had a Battle Flag and beautiful arrangement of flowers placed on their grave.

God blessed us with wonderful weather and a great turnout. We ended our walking/driving tour at Col. Isaac W. Smith’s grave. I spoke of his long military history and his successes as a engineer in the Pacific NW and South America.

I want to thank Commander Willis, Lt. Commander Gillaspie and Secretary Ernst, for doing special presentations on several of the Confederate Veterans.

I also want to thank Larry Farley for outfitting us with a proper Color Guard and Rifle Salute. Our very own Lt. Commander Gillaspie was volunteered to wear the uniform and join the Rifle Salute.

After we left the Cemetery, we headed to DeNicola’s Italian Restaurant for dinner. Commander Willis, Lt. Commander Gillaspie and myself, all did special presentations.

It was a wonderful day of celebration for our fallen Patriots and a great time of fellowship with our brothers and sister in the cause. Thanks to all who attended the 2016 Confederate Memorial Day service!