Capt. James Iradell Waddell's
Chapter #259 - Alaska
Military Order of Stars & Bars















“All that the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established

by our forefathers, should be preserved, and that the government

as originally organized, should be administered in purity and truth.”

–Robert E. Lee

"AMEN"

- Reb Master Roger



See "Items of Interest" Below for the latest on National Heritage Issues.



If you are looking for a hate, or racist organization, you are not welcome here! We are about HERITAGE not hate!



"We proudly celebrated our 10th anniversary as a Chapter - Camp in 2008."

"Over ten years defending the Rights and Memory of our Confederate Ancestors."

"Done with love, devotion, and duty, recognizing all their sacrifices."

RebMaster Roger




A Brief History Of The Military Order Of The Stars & Bars


"Everyone should do all in his power to collect and disseminate the truth, in the hope that it may find a place in history and descend to posterity. History is not the relation of campaigns and battles and generals or other individuals, but that which shows the principles for which the South contended and which justified her struggle for those principles. " - Robert E. Lee

On June 10, 1889, at New Orleans, Louisiana, the surviving soldiers of the Confederate States of America organized an association called the United Confederate Veterans to protect and defend the honor and dignity of the memory of the Confederate soldier. On July 1, 1896, at Richmond, Virginia, this duty was extended to the male offspring of these brave soldiers with the formation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
As the ranks of the aged veterans began to thin, a group of the surviving Confederate officers met in Columbia, South Carolina, concerned that the unique contributions made by the Confederate leadership were not properly chronicled in our nation's history books. On August 30, 1938, the first meeting of the "Order of the Stars & Bars" was convened with seventeen former Confederate officers and forty-seven male descendants of Confederate officers in attendance. It was unique in that the organization was made up of veterans and their descendants with the understanding that as the original Confederate officers died their offspring would continue to carry on the purposes of the Order. The first Commander-in-Chief was Captain Homer Atkinson, of Petersburg, Virginia, who served his country as the commanding officer of Company B of the 39th Mississippi Battalion. In addition to leading the Order, Compatriot Atkinson served two terms as Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans. In later years, eligibility qualifications were broadened to allow collateral male descendants of Confederate commissioned officers and of any elected or appointed member of the Executive Branch of the Confederate Government. The name of the Order was changed to "The Military Order of the Stars & Bars" at the general convention held at Memphis, Tennessee, in 1976, and the "Stars and Bars", the first National Flag of the Confederate States of America was accepted as the symbol of the Order.

Today the Military Order of the Stars & Bars continues its dedication to the preservation of Southern history. A wide range of programs has been added to recognize outstanding literary contributions in the fields of history and journalism. Scholarships and monetary awards are offered to emphasize the need for truth in Confederate history. The Order also emphasizes family and tradition and encourages our membership to preserve their family's Confederate history for posterity. Each MOS&B membership application becomes a permanent historical record and is kept on file at national headquarters so that our descendants can continue our pride in our Confederate heritage. As Jefferson Davis said, "It is a duty we owe to posterity to see that our children shall know the virtues, and rise worthy of their sires."




MOS&B 259 - Chapter Officers:

 


 

Left to right:

Allen Avinger, Scott Gartin, Ed Willis, Mike Pruitt and Guy Moore

(In remembrance of our fallen former Adjutant, Carl C. Seutter, III)

Commander/Editor/Treasurer
R. Scott Gartin

8133 Sand Lake Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99502-4012
Telephone: (907) 243-7028
email rsgemg@gci.net

Lieutenant Commander
Edward G. Willis
Palmer, Alaska 99645


Adjutant
Roger N. Wheatley

LaGrange, GA 30240
email ak_259_adjutant@charter.net

Chaplain:"OPEN"
Historian/Genealogist: "OPEN"
Judge Advocate:"OPEN"
Quartermaster: "OPEN"
Surgeon: "OPEN"


Chapter mailing address:

Captain James Iradell Waddell's Chapter #259
Military Order of Stars & Bars
8133 Sand Lake Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99502-4012



Items of Interest

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CSS SHENANDOAH - SCV CAMP 1820 - WEB PAGE
There are many items of interest at our sister site - the NEW SCV Camp Website for ALL Confederate Supporters
(Note: The Website - Store Link leaves here and takes you to a different Webpage)



General items from around the country concerning heritage issues:

National Geographic on Gen. Lee

Introspective on Gettysburg

Compatriots attend 2009 Living History Encampment (Photo)


In an effort to properly remember our long suffering brethren from the War Between the States - the Confederate side of course - we have added a special feature to our site: The List of Honor. This list contains the names of the Ancestors represented by SCV members in Alaska, as well as information on their respective units, contact info on their Descendants, and genealogical information on the Ancestors where available.

List of Honor

This list will be updated as time allows, to add information on the various units listed, information
on other Alaska members, and other Ancestors, as they are provided.


We are proud to announce a new feature on our site. The Ancestor Photo Page. In addition to the data we have in the List of Honor, we will display as many photos of our heroic ancestors, as are made available to the RebMaster.

Ancestor Photo Page

This page will be updated with additional photos, as they are provided by the SCV 1829/Chapter 259 Compatriots.


CSS Shenandoah - Captain James I. Waddell History

The history listing above was recently updated with many photos

and other newly discovered information on the ship and crew.



Flags of the Confederacy

The history and origins of the various flags of the Confederate States








Military Order of Stars & Bars - Membership and Information

If you are interested in information about the Military Order of Stars & Bars,
or think you might like to join our organization, follow the link above.

If you need help in researching your Ancestors to use
for Membership, the following links may prove useful:

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Confederate Research Center
Confederate Research
Confederate Military Records for purchase
Free Genealogy Records Search
Genealogy Records for paying users
National Archives




Links List

DISCLAIMER- In 1938, the MOS&B was founded by the veterans and progeny of veterans who fought in the War Between the States. The MOS&B was established as, and remains, an independent organization that supports the protection and preservation of Confederate heritage. Current members are descendants of the original defenders of Confederate heritage and are not aligned or affiliated with any other organization other than the Sons of Confederate Veterans. To that end, please be advised that the MOS&B has provided this list of Web Sites for the convenience of its patrons. The MOS&B assumes no responsibility for the subject matter of these Sites, nor does it guarantee that the contents of these offered Web Site pages are in keeping with MOS&B policy. - Rebmaster.

Military Order of Stars & Bars IHQ
SCV International HQ Site, Elm Springs, TN
Army of Trans-Mississippi
Wise Partisan Rangers - Camp# 1756 - Wise County, VA
11th Texas Cavalry
Winston County Grays - Alabama
Adopt A Confederate Program
When Liverpool Was Dixie - England & the CSA
Texas Confederate Veterans
Gartin Trading Company
Living History Reenactments - Alaska
Terry Foenander's CSN History Website - CSS Shenandoad and others


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Please link to us .




The song you are listening to is: Johnny Reb by Johnny Horton.


Please feel free to contact the RebMaster directly with any input or concerns about this site.
email ak_259_adjutant@charter.net

My special thanks to the following for their support:

Walt Rivers and his fellow Compatriots - SCV # 1756 & MOS&B Chapter # 251 - Wise County Virginia

James Dark - Texas Division, SCV

The Officers and Compatriots of Camp #1820, CSS Shenandoah
and Capt. James Iradell Waddell's MOS&B Chapter #259


Rebmaster - Roger Neal Wheatley
SCV Life Member, MOS&B Member, Native Virginian,
and staunch supporter of the Southern Cause



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Links List

DISCLAIMER- In 1938, the MOS&B was founded by the veterans and progeny of veterans who fought in the War Between the States. The MOS&B was established as, and remains, an independent organization that supports the protection and preservation of Confederate heritage. Current members are descendants of the original defenders of Confederate heritage and are not aligned or affiliated with any other organization other than the Sons of Confederate Veterans. To that end, please be advised that the MOS&B has provided this list of Web Sites for the convenience of its patrons. The MOS&B assumes no responsibility for the subject matter of these Sites, nor does it guarantee that the contents of these offered Web Site pages are in keeping with MOS&B policy. - Rebmaster.

Military Order of Stars & Bars IHQ
SCV International HQ Site, Elm Springs, TN
Army of Trans-Mississippi
Wise Partisan Rangers - Camp# 1756 - Wise County, VA
11th Texas Cavalry
Winston County Grays - Alabama
Adopt A Confederate Program
When Liverpool Was Dixie - England & the CSA
Texas Confederate Veterans
Gartin Trading Company
Living History Reenactments - Alaska
Terry Foenander's CSN History Website - CSS Shenandoad and others


Find this site interesting and informative?
Please link to us .




The song you are listening to is: Johnny Reb by Johnny Horton.


Please feel free to contact the RebMaster directly with any input or concerns about this site.
email ak_259_adjutant@charter.net

My special thanks to the following for their support:

Walt Rivers and his fellow Compatriots - SCV # 1756 & MOS&B Chapter # 251 - Wise County Virginia

James Dark - Texas Division, SCV

The Officers and Compatriots of Camp #1820, CSS Shenandoah
and Capt. James Iradell Waddell's MOS&B Chapter #259


Rebmaster - Roger Neal Wheatley
SCV Life Member, MOS&B Member, Native Virginian,
and staunch supporter of the Southern Cause



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Copyright ©: 1999 - 2011, Roger N. Wheatley
Revised - March 14, 2011