The Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of
these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that
animated the South's Cause.
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.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male
descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed