Welcome to the
Sons of Confederate Veterans
General Tom Green Camp 1613's Website
San Angelo, Texas
WHO WE ARE
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 is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate forces. US Public Law 85-425 Sec. 410 approved 23 May, 1958 officially recognizes the Confederate soldiers as American veterans. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt corporation recognized by the US government as a veterans advocacy group.
WHY WE ARE
"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. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 25, 1906