Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Houston, Texas
 
9th Brigade Texas Division
Army of Trans-Mississippi
 
 

ASJ Camp 67 History

In May of 1895, the City of Houston hosted the Grand Reunion of Confederate Veterans.  The City of Houston had built a new auditorium especially for the event and named it the Winnie Davis Auditorium after the youngest daughter of former President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. This event was a rousing success with many Confederate dignitaries attending, including former Generals; Steven Dill Lee, John G. Gordon, Wade Hampton, Joseph Wheeler  and Lawrence “Sul” Ross the former Governor of Texas and present President of Texas A&M College.  So great was the response to the assembly of former Confederates that it was decided that Houston needed a camp to accommodate local former Confederate soldiers and their sons for the future.

The Albert Sidney Johnston Camp, thus founded in Houston, Texas in 1896,was named for Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 – April 6, 1862) who served as a general in three armies: the Republic of Texas Army, the army of  The United States and the Army of the Confederate States of America . He saw extensive combat during his 34-year military career, fighting in the Black Hawk War, the Texas War for Independence, the Mexican–American War, the Utah War, and the American Civil War.

President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States considered him to be the finest general officer in the Confederacy before the emergence of Robert E. Lee to that status.  He was killed early in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862 leading his troops.

Twelve years later, on March 11, 1908 the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp #67, as it exist today, was chartered by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. 

 

The City of Houston next held the National Convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 1920.  This event was headquartered at the Rice Hotel with meetings and a Ball conducted in the City Auditorium.  Albert Sidney Johnston Camp #67 hosted this event.  Since 1920, the Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, has held annual meeting in Houston in 1928, 1931, 1941, 1968, and 1998 all of which have been hosted by Albert Sidney Johnston Camp #67.

 

ASJ Camp 67 Today

Today, Albert Sidney Johnston Camp #67, Sons of Confederate Veterans continues to be a historic organization of descendants of Confederate veterans and local Friends of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month to honor our forefathers and presentations by historic guest speakers. 

 

Albert Sidney Johnston Camp #67 participates in various historic events and also conducts historic graveside marker ceremonies to commemorate the gravesites of Confederate Soldiers buried in historic Glenwood and Washington cemeteries located in Houston, Texas.

 

For more information please contact Albert Sidney Johnston Camp #67:

 

Commander  Robert Shivers

1st Lt. Commander Bryan Fox

2nd Lt. Commander Jason King

3rd Lt. Commander Sam Kruse

Adjutant/Treasurer Darrell Brewer

 

SCV Camp 67 Events

ASJ Camp 67 meets on the Third Wednesday of every month for a dinner featuring a historic speaker and/or author. 

 

Web Master: Jim Adams 

jmadams13@prodigy.net

Web Design: Oscar Carranza

oscarranza25@gmail.com