Davidson Guards SCV Camp 1851



If you are interested in perpetuating the ideals that motivated your Confederate ancestor, the SCV needs you. Some in an attempt to alter history are consciously distorting the memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of our nations' cultural heritage will cease to exist.

Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives for the Southern Cause.   The SCV is a 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.

Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans 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 memberships.

The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight.  However, it is not affiliated with any other hate groups. The SCV rejects any groups whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting.

In addition to the privilege of belonging to an organization devoted exclusively to commemorating and honoring Confederate soldiers, members are eligible for other benefits. Every member receives The Confederate Veteran, the bi-monthly national magazine that contains in-depth articles on the war along news affecting Southern heritage.