Sons of Confederate VeteransAbout the SCV

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.

In 1896, the Sons of Confederate Veterans was founded by the veterans and progeny of veterans who fought in the War Between the States. The Sons of Confederate Veterans was established as, and remains, an independent organization that supports the protection and preservation of Confederate heritage; therefore the SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans (UVC), 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 descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans are organized with the mission to honor and memorialize the principles, sacrifices and history of our ancestors. This is our Southern heritage which is today threatened by some who wish to deny us our rights. There are those who would like to enforce their will on all America to eliminate all historical reference to the Confederacy. Revisionist "historians" have distorted our ancestors lives and we wish the truth to be known. We are an organization based on heritage, not hate.
 
The International Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is the overall governing body of the organization. 
 
The next level down are the Armies or Departments which include the Army of Virginia, Army of Tennessee and the Army of Trans-Mississippi  

The state level organization of the SCV is called a Division.  The Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans is the largest Division within the Confederation.  

Within the state are smaller units called Brigades  which cover several counties. The Georgia Division now consists of 13 Brigades to help organize the over 100 camps spread throughout the state. The map to the right can get you close to your area and then you can check the dropdowns to see exactly what brigade your county is in at the Georgia Division Website

The Camp of course is the most important unit, your local hometown affiliate of the SCV.  Some GA Division SCV Camp websites can be found at http://georgiascv.org/local_camp_web_page_links_2.php or you can contact any one of the Division or Brigade Officers to find out about a camp near you and how to join.

 
The Georgia Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Division Officers
Jack Bridwell Division Commander
Joel Coleman   Lt. Commander North
Gary Ursery     Lt. Commander South
Tom Brown   Division Adjutant
Dan Coleman  Division Judge Advocate
Division Staff
Ray McBerry Chief of Staff
Jim Cavanah   Division Chaplain
Ernie Blevins  Division Historian
Dan Coleman Division Spokesman-Media
John Griffin   Division Signal Corps
Mike Crane Division Website www.georgiascv.org
Brigade Commanders
David Espy 1st Brigade
Joe Warnke        2nd Brigade
Bobby Watkins  3rd Brigade
Kim Beck 4th Brigade (Website)
Mike Mull  5th Brigade
Al Perry   6th Brigade
James Gaskins  7th Brigade (Website)
Charlie Parks  8th Brigade (Website)
Pete Giddens     9th Brigade (Website)
Al Metcalf    10th Brigade
John Todd  11th Brigade
Tim Pilgrim  12th Brigade (Website)
Barry Denard 13th Brigade
About the SCV Charge.........
The mission of the SCV is best said with the Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans given by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, CSA, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, 1906:

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit 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 he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations".

Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans