About Us

The Sons of Confederate Veterans are organized with the mission to honor and memorialize the principles, sacrifices and history of our ancestors. This is our Southern heritage which is today threatened by some who wish to deny us our rights.

There are those who would like to enforce their will on all America to eliminate all historical reference to the Confederacy. Revisionist “historians” have distorted our ancestors lives and we wish the truth to be known. We are an organization based on heritage, not hate.

In 1896, the Sons of Confederate Veterans was founded by the veterans and progeny of veterans who fought in the War Between the States. The Sons of Confederate Veterans was established as, and remains, an independent organization that supports the protection and preservation of Confederate heritage.

Current members are descendants of the original defenders of Confederate heritage and are not aligned or affiliated with any other organization other than the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.

The mission of the SCV is best said with the Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans given by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, CSA, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, 1906:

“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 that the true history of the South is presented to future generations”.

3 Comments on "About Us"

  1. Nice done website and first link with info I’ve seen with the Ellen Payne Odom library in knowing about it and being a professional researcher for about fourteen years now. Way to go!!

  2. Don’t know if you heard or not but Hillary Clinton said today that those who fly the confederate flag claiming heritage are racists.
    I am emailing you to actively campaign for Donald Trump to be elected as our next president. I’m quite sure you have witnessed the assaults our heritage has endured during the Obama administration and personally I don’t believe we can sustain another attack on our heritage from another president like him which Hillary Clinton would be. If you could spread the word to all our members within your division and the rest of our organization that you know, we can help to defeat this socialist politically correct democratic party that our country is facing which has the intent to destroy what America is made of which are heroes like our ancestors. I am aware the SCV does not officially endorse any political agendas but I feel it is more than high time we start.
    If you have any concerns and or questions I am humbly at your service.
    Sincerely,
    James M. Smith
    Past AOT Committeeman, Asst Sgt at Arms
    Past 3rd Lt Fl Div commander
    Past Commander Camp 1630
    Life Member

  3. I live in Bastrop, la and work right beside a cemetary which contains many graves of veterans of the civil war(csa). These graves are in a very poor state and I am interested in trying to restore them but need some help. If anyone knows who I can get in touch with about this matter I would greatly appreciate the information

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