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  organiztion for male descendants of Confederate soldiers.  Organized at Richmond, Va. 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.

The SCV has ongoing programs at the local, state, and national levels which offer members a wide range of activities.    Preservation work, marking Confederate soldiers' grave, historical re-enactments, scholarly publications, and regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the War of Northern Aggression are only a few of the activities sponsored by local units, called camps.