Is there a Sons of the Confederacy?

Is there a Sons of the Confederacy?

The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is an American neo-Confederate nonprofit organization of male descendants of Confederate soldiers engaging in the commemoration of these ancestors, the funding and dedication of monuments to them, and the promotion of the pseudohistorical Lost Cause ideology and corresponding …

How old do you have to be to join the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.

How many SCV camps are there?

There are over 60 SCV Camps in the South Carolina Division and one is close to you.

How much does it cost to join the Sons of the Confederacy?

As the name implies, you must show how you are related to a member of the Confederate Armed Forces or a member of the Confederate government. (See the How to Join page.) The dues are $30.00 per year for national along with a one time fee of $5.00 for processing your paperwork.

Why are Confederate soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery?

Arlington exists because of the Civil War. Union authorities seized the property from Lee and his wife, Mary Custis Lee, in May 1861, and the site was established as a Civil War burial ground in 1864. After the war, many Confederate families were barred from entering the property to visit loved ones buried there.

How do I find Confederate ancestors?

The best place to research Confederate soldiers is at the various state archives and historical societies. These organizations keep state volunteer militia, regiments and Confederate pension records. Be sure to also visit local war museums and Confederate cemeteries.

Are Confederate soldiers buried in a circle?

Unlike the rest of the cemetery with headstones in straight rows, the Confederate section is arranged in concentric circles. This represents the effort of the South to find it’s place in the new society of the victors.

How do you find Civil War soldiers?

The full service records are housed at the National Archives and Records Administration. Click here for information about obtaining copies of those records, using the film number listed in the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System record.

How do you know if your ancestors fought in the Civil War?

Even if you only know the state in which your Civil War ancestor served, most states compiled and published a list of the soldiers in each unit from that state. These can often be found at libraries with a local history or genealogical collection. Some lists have also been partially published online.

Where can I find Confederate soldier records?

Military Service Records: Paper copies of Civil War military service records can be requested by mail using an NATF Form 86 for each soldier (Volunteer Army or Regular Army). You can obtain the NATF Form 86 by providing your name and mailing address to

What did they call Confederate soldiers?

Members of all the military forces of the Confederate States (the army, the navy, and the marine corps) are often referred to as “Confederates”, and members of the Confederate army were referred to as “Confederate soldiers”.