Greetings and welcome to our web site. The members of our organization are a brotherhood of descendants from soldiers who honorably fought for the South during the War for Southern Independence, also known by some as The American "Civil War." The purpose of our organization is to promote, preserve and defend the Confederate soldier and the Cause for which he fought. We accomplish our goals in numerous ways to include cultural and historical educational programs, institutional funding, the preservation of historical artifacts, the maintenance of Confederate monuments and cemeteries, plus involvement with historical battlefield reenactments and living histories.
Chances are, if you and/or your family are from the South, you may have a Confederate soldier as an ancestor. We cordially invite you to find one of our meeting places, listed on this website, to allow us to help you make the connection. Most meetings start with a meal, have an informative historical presentation, and end with a short discussion on service projects, fund raising, and planning. Please consider this as an invitation, from me, as my personal guest.
For the South,
Thomas Smith, Commander
NC Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
|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 future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.
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 Sons of Confederate Veterans 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 membership.
Applicants should submit an application form, along with a detailed genealogy describing your relationship to the veteran, and proof of his service. 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's 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 Sons of Confederate Veterans has a network of genealogists to assist you in tracing you ancestor's Confederate service.
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Distinguished Camp Award
Congratulations to The Lt John T Bullock, Camp 2205, Stem NC, for winning The 2013 Lt.Col. Tazewell Lee Hargrove Distinguished Camp Award. To learn how your camp can qualify for this prestigious award CLICK HERE.
Best Newsletter Award
Congratulations to The Colonel William A Stowe, Camp 2142, in Dallas, North Carolina, for winning The 2013 Col. Leonidas LaFayette Polk Newsletter Award. To learn how your camp can qualify for this prestigious award CLICK HERE.
Best Website Award
BEST CAMP WEBSITE AWARD - Get your Camp Websites ready for March 15th deadline! To learn how your camp can qualify for The Private Silas Matkins Best Camp Website Award ... The 2013 Winner was the Colonel Samuel McDowell Tate Camp 836 from Morganton NC CLICK HERE.