The William Kenyon Australian Confederates SCV Camp 2160 was organized in
Australia to honour those Confederate soldiers from, or who are buried in,
Australia and New Zealand; and to perpetuate the memory of their dedicated
sacrifice in defense of the Southern states
Unknown to many and forgotten by all, those dedicated veterans became citizens
of Australia and New Zealand after the War Between the States and were buried,
many without even a stone to mark their grave, in a land far from the shores
they fought to protect.
It is now up to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. and members of the
William Kenyon Australian Confederates Camp 2160 to preserve their stories for
future generations; and to ensure that the gravesites of all such veterans be
marked and remembered for their gallant service.
It must always be remembered that many from Australia, and New Zealand, traveled
to America and participated in the defense of the Confederacy as gallant
soldiers, some never to return.
In addition, there are members of the
Confederate Treasury Department and Blockade Runners buried in Australia and New
Zealand, who fought and defied death to supply the Confederate forces with
munitions and supplies in their time of need.
They as well must never be
The William Kenyon Australian Confederates Camp 2160 is dedicated to preserving
their memories and defending the honour they rightly deserve, and for which they
fought, against the unconstitutional and illegal invasion by northern troops.