ABOUT PRIVATE DRURY WARREN
|Birth:||Feb. 6, 1831
|Death:||Dec. 20, 1901
Drury Warren was born February 6, 1831 in Giles County, Tennessee, and died December 20, 1901, at Silverdale, Kansas. He was 70 years of age when he died. Drury Warren became a widower at an early age, his first two wives being sisters. He enlisted in the Confederate Army at Red Springs, Arkansas. He served with Company H, 30th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (Confederate) and also in Anderson’s Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry. While he is recognized as being a Private, the National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, and the Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 list him as having been a Sergeant.
|Regiment:||30th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|
|Film Number:||M231 roll 45|
He was captured by Union Soldiers at Mound City, Kansas. He was paroled and sent to Alton, Illinois, in 1865. From there he was sent to James River, Virginia, for exchange. In 1866 he married Amanda Wilson, born December 23, 1839. Drury and Amanda Warren settled on a farm south of Silverdale, Cowley County, Kansas, where they raised their family. Amanda Warren died February 16, 1912, at Silverdale, Kansas.
- BIRTH: 6 Feb 1831, Giles, Tennessee, USA
- RESIDENCE: 1850, District 18, Giles, Tennessee
- RESIDENCE: 1860, Liberty, Pope, Arkansas
- RESIDENCE: 1870, Welborn, Conway, Arkansas
- RESIDENCE: 1880, Silverdale, Cowley, Kansas, USA
- DEATH: 20 Dec 1901, Cowley, Kansas, USA
- BURIAL: Warren Homeplace, Silverdale, Cowley, Kansas, USA
Some excerpts from local articles on Mr. Drury Warren, cattleman, may be read HERE.
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans. The SCV was organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896 and is the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. We, at the Private Drury Warrent Camp No. 2180, are members of the Oklahoma Division (Indian Territory), and are direct recipients of the charge given by General Stephen Dill Lee when he passed the torch of the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name on, from those surviving members of the United Confederate Veterans, to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. As descendants of these soldiers, and heirs of their legacy, we accept the charge and strive to bring honor to our ancestors.
We, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, do accept the vindication of the Cause for which our heroic Confederate ancestors fought. It is our duty to defend the symbols and monuments and graves of that great struggle for as long as the Southland exists. It is our strength of character that protects the Confederate soldier’s legacy of bravery and humility and self-sacrifice, and we pledge on our sacred honor to hold true to his ideals and principles. We, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, 100 years on, claim the birthright of the Southern people for ourselves and our children, and declare that this is an inheritance which we must forever preserve, SO HELP US GOD. – Excerpted from the final speech by CIC Denne Sweeney at the General Convention in New Orleans, August 6, 2006.
Around 1890, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory started on their way to statehood which would culminate with the merger of the two territories into the State of Oklahoma. Confederate veterans began settling in both territories and began forming camps of United Confederate Veterans. On July 1, 1896, twenty-four delegates assembled in Richmond, Virginia for the purpose of forming a ″national organization, adopting a constitution similar in every respect to that governing the United Confederate Veterans, and permanently organized under the name United Sons of Confederate Veterans″ (USCV). The preamble to the USCV Constitution read in part:
″To encourage the preservation of history, perpetuate the hallowed memories of brave men, to assist in the observance of Memorial Day, and to perpetuate the record of the services of every Southern Soldier″.
With the formation of the USCV, later shortened to Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), the organization would grow to many camps, learn from their fathers and in cooperation with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, care for the graves of Confederate veterans, erect many monuments to honor Confederate soldiers and perpetuate their memory with Confederate Memorial Day observances.
When the United States entered into WWII, the Oklahoma SCV slowly dwindled to comparatively few members, as most men, except for those well on in age, went off to war. Many camps went dormant. By the 1950s, Confederate descendants began rebuilding the Oklahoma SCV, re-chartering dormant camps, organizing and chartering new camps and gaining new members. The Oklahoma Division produced many leaders in the Army of Trans-Mississippi as well as the National SCV.
In 2004, the Oklahoma Division incurred a great deal of internal turmoil which resulted in the loss of its charter. In 2006, the Oklahoma Division, under the leadership of Commander Leslie Tucker and Lt. Commander Harold Tydings, both long-time SCV members, and with a new Division Constitution; was re-chartered based on our founding principles and upon the Charge given to the SCV by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, in 1906. Today, the Oklahoma Division has come a great distance in recovering from the troubles of 2004. Ten years after re-chartering, the Division has twenty-one camps and more than 400 members. We continue aggressive recruiting to increase our membership of dedicated Southern patriots who are committed to giving our Confederate ancestors the honor and respect they deserve and to the preservation of our Confederate heritage.