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Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans


"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."


Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV),
heir to the United Confederate Veterans (UCV), was officially organized in Richmond,
Virginia in 1896 by the sons and grandsons
of those patriots who honorably served the Southern Confederacy during the
War Between the States, 1861-65.

The SCV, a historical, non-political,
non-profit organization, was established for the sole purpose of honoring the memory of the citizen-soldiers of the Southern Confederacy, and ensuring that a true history of the War Between the States is preserved for future generations. There are today over 600 SCV Chapters (known as Camps) and 27,000 SCV members dedicated to that purpose.