"The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!"

-General Robert E. Lee: The Battle of the Wilderness, 1864

Meet Adam, who joined in 2017 when government officials in New Orleans removed some of America's most cherished Confederate monuments.  As he & his son walk through our new museum, he explains why we must defend our Confederate & American heritage now, while working to defeat those who would destroy it. 




"The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!"

-Gen. Robert E. Lee


Meet Rabbi Thomas, who served in the U.S. Army.  In 90-seconds he explains why veterans of all wars should be remembered: "Those who serve, gave a part of themselves."  He says, "My commitment to the S.C.V. is a commitment to our heritage--our Cause ...  Know what you're defending and defend it truthfully."



Meet Thomas, who joined the S.C.V. 50 years ago.  Listen to his story as he dresses for his portrayal of General Robert E. Lee.  "We cannot sit back & react.  We have to be proactive," he says.  Use this amazing 90-second video & the other weapons available to you at this website to "strike first," as Robert E. Lee recommended long ago. 

Meet Conor, who grew up in an "S.C.V. family."  In less than 2 minutes, he explains why he honors his Confederate ancestors while strolling through scenes that honor those ancestors & the principles of Liberty that inspired the War for Southern Independence.


"Dixie" & "Yellow Rose of Texas"

Meet Thomas & other S.C.V. members.  Listen to their stories & the narrator as you journey through a captivating video about the origin & purpose of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. 

Meet Richard, whose Mexican-American great-great grandfather, Andres Torres-Rodriguez, served in the Confederate cavalry under Colonel Santos Benavides.  This video contains many old photographs of Hispanic people who served our Cause--images that are hard to ignore or forget.  Remember this video the next time a Neo-Marxist calls you a racist. 

The Sons of Confederate Veterans 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. The SCV is a patriotic, historical, and genealogical organization dedicated to the preservation of the sacred symbols of the Confederacy, the true history of the War of Northern Aggression, the legacy & guardianship of the Confederate Soldier, and the perpetuation of the virtues of our southern ancestors. The SCV neither embraces, nor espouses acts or ideologies of racial and religious bigotry, and further, condemns the misuse of its sacred symbols and flags in the conduct of same. The SCV & the Texas Division-SCV is a non-political 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  The SCV as an organization has camps all over the world including Hawaii, Australia, Germany, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.  Also among its ranks are veterans and active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces and their families including veterans of WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the War in Afghanistan, as well as retired and active Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and EMT's. We thank you for your service!

​   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 membership. 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.

​   To obtain proof of his service, contact the archives of the state from which the soldier fought and obtain a copy of the veteran’s military service record. All Southern state archives have microfilm records of the soldiers who fought from that state, and a copy of the information can be obtained for a nominal fee. In addition, the former Confederate states awarded pensions to veterans and their widows. All of these records contain a wealth of information that can be used to document military service. 
The SCV has a network of genealogists to assist you in tracing your ancestor’s Confederate service.

The SCV has ongoing programs at the local, state, and national levels which offer members a wide range of activities. Preservation work, marking Confederate soldier’s graves, historical re-enactments, scholarly publications, and regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the War Between the States are only a few of the activities sponsored by local units, called camps. All state organizations, known as Divisions, hold annual conventions, and many publish regular newsletters to the membership dealing with statewide issues. Each Division has a corps of officers elected by the membership who coordinate the work of camps and the national organization.

Nationally, the SCV is governed by its members acting through delegates to the annual convention. The General Executive Council, composed of elected and appointed officers, conducts the organization’s business between conventions. The administrative work of the SCV is conducted at the national headquarters, ‘Elm Springs,’ a restored antebellum home at Columbia, Tennessee. 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 which contains in-depth articles on the war along with news affecting Southern heritage. The programs of the SCV range from assistance to undergraduate students through the General Stand Watie Scholarship to medical research grants given through the Brooks Fund. National historical symposiums, reprinting of rare books, and the erection of monuments are just a few of the other projects endorsed by the SCV.

The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. However, it is not affiliated with any other group. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting. If you are interested in perpetuating the ideals that motivated your Confederate ancestor, the SCV needs you. The memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice, are being consciously distorted by some in an attempt to alter history. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of our nation's cultural heritage will cease to exist.

The Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans: Art. 2.1-Nature and Purpose, pg. 4
"The Sons of Confederate Veterans, in furtherance of the Charge of Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, shall be strictly patriotic, historical, educational, fraternal, benevolent, non-political, non-racial, and non-sectarian. The Sons of Confederate Veterans neither embraces, nor espouses acts or ideologies of racial and religious bigotry, and further, condemns the misuse of its sacred symbols and flags in the conduct of same."

CAMP ROLL CALL [At Division & National Conventions]

Meet Sammy.  He heard that people flying the Rebel flag were racists, but unlike many who hear that slander, Sammy checked it out.  He went to the library & read books & articles.  "[The war did not start] because the South had slaves.  It was about 'big government.' There is nothing more American than keeping the government in line," he says.  This video pays tribute to the slaves & people of color who served our Cause.