Photo Gallery

Photo by Steve Ward
At the September 2017 DEC meeting, Division Commander Ken Cook (right) presents an SCV Distinguished Service Medal award for outstanding service in a position of responsibility to McAlester Camp 775 Commander Bently Couch.


Photo by REUTERS/Nick Oxford
A REUTERS photo featuring many Camp 775 members attending our Oklahoma Division flag rally in Shawnee, Oklahoma last March was used on the Fox News website with an accompanying story about one of America's few remaining Confederate Flag manufacturers. Click on the photo to see the full story.


Photo by Steve Ward
Compatriot Ronnie Keesee (left) receives a Sons of Confederate Veterans Dixie Club Award from Commander J. Bently Couch for recruiting five or more new members during a year.


Photo by Patrick Self
(from left) Commander J. Bently Couch and Adjutant/Treasurer Steve Ward present a $300 donation from Camp 775 to Richard Ellwanger, Executive Director of the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka, Oklahoma.  Mr. Ellwanger will use the money to create a display outlining the Seminole's importance in the Confederacy, most notably Chief John Jumper.


Photo by Kathy Ward
Adjutant Steve Ward and his wife Kathy visit the beautiful Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  This cemetery, surrounded by a rock wall, has a gazebo and a tall monument dedicated to the Confederate soldiers who fought galliantly from four states: Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana.


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Commander Bently Couch at the July 2017 SCV National Reunion in Memphis, Tennessee. Among the attractions and people were (from bottom) a Nathan Bedford Forrest light display, attendees from the Oklahoma Division (from left, Moore Camp Commander Larry Logan, Commander Couch, Dr. Les Tucker, Division Commander Ken Cook), The King, The Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue in Forrest Park, and H.K. Edgerton.


Photo by Kathy Ward
On a soggy Saturday after our July Camp meeting, Adjutant Steve Ward (left) and Commander Bently Couch were surprised to find the Jeff-Lee Pool open for business, so they were able to access the clean-up tools left by Pride In McAlester and did some litter pick-up and weed cutting in and around the park and pool area.


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(L. to R.) Shawnee Camp Commander Allen Harrison and McAlester Camp Lt. Commander Patrick Self enjoy a photo with featured guest speaker Susan Hathaway of the Virginia Flaggers at the Confederate Memorial Day Supper hosted by the Moore Camp.


Photos by Guy Tucker and Patrick Self
Camp 775 Compatriots Patrick Self (dark hat), Ralph Morton (cowboy hat), and Ronnie Keesee (light hat) show their respect and honor Confederate heroes on Memorial Day at the graves of Confederate veterans William C. Cummings (Co. G, 35th TN Inf.) and P.M. Drake (Co. A, 8th TN Cav.) at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma.


Photo by Steve Ward
Photo of the 2017 Oklahoma Division Convention & Reunion before it was called to order. Attendees from Camp 775 include Patrick Self, Ronnie Keesee, and Steve Ward.


Photo by Kathy Ward
Camp 775 next to the U.C.V. stone pillar at Lee Park in McAlester, April 2017.
(Back) James Nevels, Ralph Morton, Steve Ward, Bob Pattison, Patrick Self, Ronnie Keesee
(Front) Ben McIntosh, David Boyer, Dan Houser, Bently Couch.


Photo by Bently Couch
Camp 775 next to the U.D.C. stone pillar at Lee Park in McAlester, April 2017.
(L. to R.) Ralph Morton, James Nevels, Steve Ward, Ben McIntosh, Dan Houser, Ronnie Keesee, Patrick Self, Bob Pattison, David Boyer.


Photo by Bently Couch
Bob Pattison sends the weeds a-flyin' during the April 2017 clean-up of Lee Park in McAlester, Oklahoma.  The Lee Park area was owned and used by the United Confederate Veterans Jeff-Lee Camp #68 in the early part of the 20th century for Confederate Veteran celebrations, picnics, etc.  A stone pillar has been erected in rememberance for both the U.C.V. and the U.D.C. (United Daughters of the Confederacy) in 1934.


Photo by Partick Self
Ralph Morton proves that at Camp 775, it isn't all work and no play.


Photo by Steve Ward
Camp 775 begins its clean-up of Lee Park after its April 2017 meeting and lunch.  Special thanks to Sherry Keesee and Kathy Ward for helping out.


Photo by Bently Couch
Camp 775 is honored to be a part of Keep McAlester Beautiful's Adopt-A-Block Program. The City of McAlester has installed a sign on our behalf, letting the world know this hallowed ground will be taken care of by our Camp.


Photo by Patrick Self
Camp 775 welcomes another valuable member.  James C. Nevels (left), whose ancestor Martin Simon Nevels was in Co. C, 4th Mississippi Cavalry, is initiated into the Camp by Commander Bently Couch at our April 2017 meeting.


Photo by Kathy Ward
Camp 775 Adjutant Steve Ward and soon-to-be Tulsa Chapter UDC member Michelle McIntosh flank the Confederate statue located outside the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas.  This unique statue has an interesting history and is truly one-of-a-kind.


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(L. to R.) Camp 775 Commander Bently Couch, his wife Jeanette in period attire, and Lt. Commander Patrick Self attended the Dedication of the Southern Cross of Honor at the Connorville Cemetery for Pvt. Joseph M. White, 1st Mississippi Cavalry.


Photo by Steve Ward
Retired Commander, U.S. Coast Guard and SCV Life Member Harold Tydings was the featured speaker at the March 2017 Camp meeting - "On the other side of the World", the story about the CSS Shenandoah, the only ship during the WBTS to sail around the world.


Photo by Sherry Keesee
Camp 775 members at the 2017 Confederate Flag Rally in Shawnee.  (L. to R.) Dan Houser, Fred Argo, Commander Bently Couch (in his Confederate uniform), Ralph Morton, Lt. Commander Patrick Self, and Ronnie Keesee.


Photo by Bently Couch
Shawnee Camp Commander Allen Harrison speaks with Camp 775 members at the 2017 Confederate Flag Rally in Shawnee.


Photo by REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Camp 775 members partake in the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Confederate Flag Rally in Shawnee.  (L. to R.) Monty Coley, Adjutant Steve Ward and wife Kathy, and Commander Bently Couch.


Photo by Bently Couch
Friend of the SCV Arlene Barnum speaks about her ancestry and why the Confederate Flag is personal to her at the 2017 Confederate Flag Rally in Shawnee.


Photo by REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Division Lt. Commander Rex Cash was the emcee for the 2017 Confederate Flag Rally in Shawnee and gave an impassioned speech about why the Confederate Flag was personal to him as the Indian Nations Red River Brigade stands at attention.


Photo by REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Members and associates of Camp 775 and Oklahoma's Mechanized Cavalry listen to a variety of speakers at the 2017 Confederate Flag Rally in Shawnee.


Photo by Steve Ward
Lt. Commander Patrick Self (center) and Chaplain Bob Pattison (right) talk with an interested attendee at the Camp 775 table at the February gun show in McAlester.


Photo by Ben McIntosh
(left to right) Adjutant Steve Ward, Lt. Commander Patrick Self and Chaplain Bob Pattison man the Camp 775 table at the McAlester gun show.  Compatriot Ben McIntosh also stopped by to support the Camp 775 table.


Photo by Steve Ward
After Commander Couch's tribute to the great General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson to conclude the January 2017 Camp meeting, it was time for the Lee-Jackson Banquet.  Kudos to Western Sizzlin' for the amount and variety of food they served in honor of Generals Lee and Jackson.  Our waitress was wonderful, too!


Photo by Ronnie Keesee
Wewoka Compatriots of Camp 775 honor CSA heroes at their gravesites - P.M. Drake, Co. A, 8th Tennessee Cavalry (left) and William C. Cummings, Co. G, 35th Tennessee Infantry (right, with Ralph Morton) with Confederate wreaths and flags at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma.


Photo by Steve Ward
Compatriots, wives, and Friends of Camp 775 honor CSA heroes at their gravesites with Confederate wreaths at the Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester, Oklahoma after their November 2016 meeting.


Photo by Patrick Self
New Compatriot Monty Jack Coley is sworn into Camp 775 by Commander Bently Couch at the November 2016 meeting.


Submitted by Patrick Self
Compatriot Patrick Self next to a Jefferson Davis Highway monument in New Mexico. The small print at the bottom reads, "Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy 1955"


Photo by Steve Ward
Compatriot Patrick Self (left) receives a certificate on his ancestor Captain Matthew Daugherty, Sr. of the 29th Texas Cavalry presented by Past Adjutant Allen Harrison at the Camp picnic in October.  The Captain served in the Arkansas and Texas Cavalry.


Photo by Bently Couch
Newly appointed Adjutant Steve Ward (left) listens as Past Adjutant Allen Harrison points out the finer aspects of Camp bookkeeping at the Camp picnic in October.


Photo by Wendy Argo/Graphics by Steve & Kathy Ward
Camp 775 compatriots gather behind Commander Bently Couch's Mississippi state flag as a show of solidarity with our Compatriots in Mississippi.


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Camp Adjutant and Division Past-Commander Allen Harrison presenting Compatriot Bob Pattison with his National SCV Distinguished Service Award.


Photo by Allen Harrison
Commander Couch presenting new member, Compatriot Steve Ward, with his SCV Membership Certificate.


Photo by Bruce Bishop
Bently Couch, Commander of Capt. James. J. McAlester Camp 775 and Division Historian, displaying his Commendation Medal Certificate presented during the August DEC meeting.


Photo by Bruce Bishop
Charley Wilson, Camp Commander Pvt. Drury Warren of Ponca City and Past-Commander Allen Harrison of the Capt. James J. McAlester Camp 775 of McAlester displaying their Dixie Club Certificates presented at the August DEC meeting.


Photo by Bruce Bishop
Division Historian and Commander of the Capt. James J. McAlester of McAlester Camp 775 reporting on the National SCV’s SBC Task Force at the August DEC meeting.


Photo by Ken Cook
Some of the Oklahoma Division attendees to the 2016 National Reunion: Compatriots Larry Logan (Moore), Allen Harrison (McAlester), Charley Wilson (Ponca City), Bently Couch (McAlester), Les Tucker (Oklahoma City) and Ken Cook (Tulsa).


Photo by Ken Cook
Compatriots Kevin Easterling (Oklahoma City), Les Tucker (Oklahoma City) and Bently Couch (McAlester) hard at work at the 2016 National Reunion registration table in Richardson, Texas.


Photo by Allen Harrison
Lt. Commander Bob Pattison (center) and the Oklahoma Division Color Guard, made up of men from Camp Shelby's Oklahoma Iron Men of Duncan at the Gowen Cemetery, Cross of Honor Dedication for Sgt. William Moses Holland, Co. D, 22nd Georgia Infantry.


Photo by Allen Harrison
Compatriot Ron Clark reveals a beautiful regimental flag of the 31st Texas Cavalry which his wife, Chris, made.


Photo by Allen Harrison
Commander Couch presenting Matt Wyatt with his SCV Membership Certificate.


Photo by Allen Harrison
Commander Couch welcomes new members (L. to R. in the above photo) Ralph Morton, Patrick Self and Ron Keesee, holding their SCV Membership Certificates.  These recent inductions bring the Camp membership to nineteen.


Photo by Allen Harrison
Compatriot Ben McIntosh and Commander Couch.  Compatriot McIntosh, gave a very thorough presentation on his ancestor, Col. Daniel N. McIntosh, commander of the 1st Creek Mounted Volunteers, mustered into Confederate service as the 1st Creek Mounted Rifles.


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Camp McAlester Adjutant Allen Harrison (right), presenting the SCV membership certificate of William Lee Lane to his father, Charles Lane.


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Compatriot J. Bently Couch presenting his program: “The Life of Robert E. Lee”



The CSA Seal


OUR CHARGE...OUR DUTY!

“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.  Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations!"
Lieutenant General Stephen Dill Lee
Commander General - United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana
25 April 1906