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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 descendents
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.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendents of any veteran who served
honorably in the Confederate armed forces.