WHITFIELD – ROSS BRIGADE ASSOCIATION

Back in 1870 to the 1900s there was a Ross Brigade Association. As the soldiers died off, it joined with other brigade associations. These continued to function for a few years, but soon the soldiers were all gone. By the 1940s all were gone. By 2012 only a few Real Sons are left. Soon they will be gone. A few associations still function such as Hoods Brigade Association or Terry’s Texas Rangers and even a 3rd Texas Cavalry Regiment.

We are sons or daughters of someone. My father fought in the First World War, his father fought in the Spanish American War and my Great Grandfather and his brother fought in the Civil War in The Whitfield-Ross Texas Cavalry Brigade. I would like to form the Brigade again. Us a different format, and grow a larger Army. If the soldier had two sons, and his sons had two sons, and so forth and so on. The Brigade Association would be very large. Go to meetings all over the country, I think not. I can see eventually the places coming to the Sons and Daughters. Online each battle site could be explained and detailed. Does this sound like a lot of work? For one maybe, but for thousands, no big deal.

This page is the start. I am the first Son of the Brigade. That is SoB. Or SoTB  or DoB if you want to remain proper.   If you had kin or live in the areas where a regiment was formed and would like to belong, you can sign in to the Association. Friends of the brigade can also join. These are other interested historians, just people who like the brigade or people who want to support southern heritage or history may join the Brigade Association. We will not all be Sons of Confederate Veterans, but some of us are.

Rosstxcavbgde: Ross Texas Cavalry Brigade Association   address as follows:

http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/Rosstxcavbgde/

 

Stephen Dill Lee, Lieutenant General, CSA made the following charge to the Sons:

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