Charles Long


Charles Long has been a National, South Carolina Division, and Secession Camp #4 Life member since 2015. In addition to Camp Commander, Charles is also on the South Carolina Division Legislative Committee. He has previously served as 1st Lieutenant Commander of Secession Camp and Chairman of the 2018 South Carolina Division Convention. He attended the College of Charleston and majored in Business Administration.

Sid Shingler

1st Lt. Commander

1st Lieutenant Commander Sidney (Sid) H. Shingler, Jr., joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Secession Camp #4 in 2009, upon the record of his Great Great Grandfather, Private Emanual A. Shingler, Co. D, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry. Sid also has two ancestors who were signers of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession, William Pickney Shingler, and John M. Shingler. Sid is a past Judge Advocate for Secession Camp #4 and has served on numerous committees.

Michael Dixon

2nd Lt. Commander

I was born and raised in Charleston, SC on James Island. I have been a Camp Member since August 1999. I am a National, Division, and Camp Life Member.
I am on my 3rd term as the Camp’s 2nd Lt. Commander. I have been the Camp Highway Clean Up Chairman since the early 2000s, and the Camp Graves and Guardian Chairman since 2019.
I was awarded the Camp Compatriot of the Year Award for 2011 and 2019, the Camp White Star Award in 2012. I was also awarded the SCV Superior Achievement Award in 2008 and 2009 and the SCV Meritorious Service Medal in 2019.
I have either reenacted in or helped with the Confederate Heritage Trust’s Ghost walk at Magnolia Cemetery for many years.
I helped exhume the remains of the soldiers and sailors at Johnson Hagood Stadium and the reinternment at Magnolia Cemetery.
I am a Camp Guardian having located and marked the graves of two of my Confederate ancestors and am currently working on another ancestor buried in Florida.
I have worked with Camp 4 on our Division and National Reunions, Camp Bike Rides, highway and cemetery cleanups, and with the funeral and burial of the last Hunley crew and volunteered at the Hunley Lab.
I presently reside in Ravenel, SC with my wife Penny, and two dogs, Gully and Otis, and over a dozen box turtles.

John Waring


John B Waring has been a member of Secession Camp #4, Charleston, South

Carolina since October 2000, and is the great grandson of Pvt Dr John Ball Waring,  

Co. A, South Carolina 27th Reg Infantry. Served as Camp Adjutant since 2011, Before Served as 2nd Lt Commander.

In addition, Adjutant Waring was employed with Charleston County Planning Department for 32 years retiring in 2012

College Trident Technical College with an Associate Degree in Industrial Technology Commercial Graphics.

Gene Patrick


My name is Gene Patrick and I am the Chaplain of Secession Camp #4, Sons of Confederate Veterans. I joined Secession Camp #4, along with my father, on the 12th day of December 1994.  My Confederate Ancestor is Pvt. George Vastine Patrick who served in the South Carolina 5th Calvary, Company A.  I am a born again Christian and have been serving the Lord for over 22 years. I also serve as President of the Confederate Heritage Trust, Inc.

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