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 that 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 descendents
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.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served
honorably in the Confederate armed forces.
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Sons of Confederate Veterans|
P.O. Box 59
Columbia, TN 38402
Charge to the 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."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.
"Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the
existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable and most sacred
right - a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in
which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people
that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so many of the territory as they inhabit."
January 12, 1848.