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 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.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.
BattleFlag.org - Defending American Heritage, Preserving Confederate Memory
Confederate Heritage Trust - "The CHT is an eleemosynary corporation whose purpose it is to engage in the preservation of Southern history and the protection of Confederate burial sites, battlefields, monuments, symbols and historic objects of the Confederate States of America."
Confederate150.com - The SCV Sesquicentennial Commission has been formed to begin planning the SCV’s involvement in the 150th anniversary of the Cause of Southern Independence.
SCV Army of N.Virginia - the official website of the Army of Northern Virginia, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
SCV National - Sons of Confederate Veterans, Guardians of Confederate History and Heritage
SCV SC Division - South Carolina Division
27th South Carolina Infantry - an organization dedicated to preserving the lifestyles and history of the men and women who fought and lived during the War of Northern Aggression. We are open to anyone that wishes to join and meet the membership requirements.