Colonel Hiram Parks Bell Camp #1642
Sons of Confederate Veterans
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit 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 he loved and which made him glorious, and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
General Stephen D. Lee
At New Orleans 1906
In 2013, our Camp celebrated our 20th year as an active SCV Camp. With more than 50 members, we have a proud tradition of preserving and honoring the history of our Confederate ancestors.
"You are not forgotten"
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The Bell Research Center was founded by this camp in 2004. Members of the camp still operate the Bell Center six days a week. Researchers visiting the Center have access to some 6,000 books covering county records from Georgia and other Southern states, family histories, and an extensive Civil War collection of biographies, regimental histories, and war accounts. The Center is named for Hiram Parks Bell, a Forsyth County lawyer, statesman, and Civil War colonel. A statue of Mr. Bell stands on Main Street by the entrance to the Cumming City Hall. A reissue of his 1907 autobiography Men and Things can be purchased at the Bell Center.