We Invite You To Join Today:
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 lineal (grandparent) or collateral (uncle or cousin) family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for full membership is twelve, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.
How to Join the SCV
Applicants should submit an application form, along with a detailed genealogy describing their relationship to the veteran, and proof of his service. This should include his name, unit, state of service, and information as to his honorable service [killed / wounded / captured / discharged]. To obtain proof of his service, we have researchers who can provide copies of your ancestors military records. We also have genealogists who aid you in tracing your lineage to a Confederate Soldier.
Don't give up the search for your ancestor, the more you know about your ancestor – the more likely you are to find his records and supporting information. You will very likely find the search is easier than you think, and it will be a most rewarding and moving personal experience. We will even help with the research of your ancestry to a Confederate veteran.
Benefits of membership include participation in local, state and national events; a membership certificate; a subscription to the Confederate Veteran magazine, published bimonthly; and a subscription to the Carolina Confederate newsletter on-line, published bi-monthly. Opportunities to be recognized for your achievements and participation. Opportunities to learn or improve leadership skills for advancement in the ranks.
You will also be eligible to have the Sons of Confederate Veterans specialized license plate for your private vehicle registered in North Carolina. Best of all, you’ll be helping to preserve the honorable memory of the Confederate fighting man.
Please click on the Membership Application and Membership Lineage Chart links below to download, print and complete then bring them to our next meeting. If you need help finding out who your Confederate ancestor was, please contact our camp.
Membership Application Form
You may leave the top part of the application blank and the camp officer will fill that part out. First you will fill in information about your soldier ancestor. Then your personal information. That is all you fill in. A camp member will fill in the top and bottom of the application.
Membership Lineage Form
If you need assistance in filling out the lineage form, we can help.
Use the contact form below to let us know about the help you need.
You are encouraged to attend a camp meeting even if you are not ready to apply for membership (see our 'meetings' page for time and place). Bring a friend or your family to our meetings.
You may call jim pierce daytimes and early evening @8284301482
for assistance or general information. You may also contact him with the form below by clicking on the arrow and selecting 'webmaster'
What is the Sons of Confederate Veterans?
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 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 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, our camp member, jim pierce, is able to obtain copies of the soldier's record.
The SCV has a network of genealogists to assist you in tracing you 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. 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 nations' cultural heritage will cease to exist.