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About the SCV

Who are the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.

Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.

The SCV 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 insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. However, it is not affiliated with any other group other than the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, composed of male descendants of the Southern Officers Corps. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting.

For What Do We Stand?

Our mission is to preserve our Southern Heritage and the legacy of honor and patriotism of our family's Confederate veterans. We strive to make a difference by working against distortions in the presentation of history and in the honor of our forbearers.

To us, the true values of the South and the Southern tradition pertain to love, integrity, and honor. We manifest those qualities in our individual lives, our marriages, our families, and our care for others and for the community.

We value the society and fellowship of those who understand the true values of the South, the honor of their Southern family's heritage, and the great honor of the service and sacrifices of their Confederate patriots. It is highly valuable to us to find those who perpetuate those values today. God Bless those who are dedicated to the preservation of Southern heritage