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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. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations." -Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, LA, 1906 - posted on the Sons of Confederate Veterans website at www.scv.org

Origin of the SCV




The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

Objectives of the SCV

To preserve the history and legacy of the heroic Confederate soldiers so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern cause.

Membership in the SCV

Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.

Contact Information

For further information about the SCV or for additional information regarding eligibility and/or applying for membership please visit their website at www.scv.org or contact them directly at the address below.

General Headquarters
Sons of Confederate Veterans

P. O. Box 59

Columbia, Tennessee 38402-0059
1-800 MY SOUTH (1-800-697-6884)
1-800 MY DIXIE (1-800-693-4943)