If you aren't familiar with who the Sons of
Confederate Veterans (SCV) are, let us be the first to introduce you to
this fantastic organization! First, we're a group who's very proud of
our heritage and our heroes. We exist so that the legacy of these
heroes are known to the current and all future generations and that
people may understand the motives that animated The Southern Cause.
Maybe you've heard the old saying, 'It's About Heritage... Not Hate'. That is an absolute truth. So, if any misconceptions or misunderstandings exist that you may have heard or read, please dismiss them, and allow us to help you learn the truth...not simply the revisionist history that has been propelled within our society for well over a century.
The SCV is an international, non-profit historical heritage society with almost 30,000 members. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to be dedicated to preserving the true history of the Confederacy. We are a patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that the 1861-1865 period is preserved for all of time.
SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and is the
oldest hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate
soldiers. We are proud of who we are, where we come from, and who our
ancestors are. So much so, that we will never be ashamed, misled, made
to feel guilty or be confused of these facts!
in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of
any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. To
start the investigation of your ancestors, and see if you have 'Rebel'
blood running through your veins, please feel free to visit the SCV's
main site's Genealogy Assistance Page.
Locally, we are known as the Captain James J. McAlester Camp #775 of
the Sons of Confederate Veterans located in McAlester, OK. If you do
not live in the McAlester/Henryetta area, don't fret, we have a place for you too! Within the
state of Oklahoma, the SCV has several local organizations, known as
Camps. Our Camps engage in a variety of activities and special projects
such as: sponsoring living history demonstrations in schools;
reenactments; marking Confederate graves; and preserving historical
sites. Oklahoma has a very proud history and has become known as 'Little Dixie'. As you are probably aware, Oklahoma was formerly known as the Indian Territory, and has a rich
Confederate history with direct connections to the Confederacy. In
fact, did you know that all five of the "Civilized Tribes" (Cherokee,
Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, and Chickasaw) officially allied with the
Confederate States of America and fought in the War for Southern
Independence? For instance, Stand Watie, the famous Cherokee Confederate
leader, was the only American Indian, on either side, to rise to a
Brigadier General's rank during the War.
Hopefully we have sparked your interest in the SCV. If you would like more information about us, please continue browsing our site and/or Contact Us and we will promptly respond to your inquiry. If you then decide that you'd like to join our ranks, just click on the How to Join tab to find out how we can make that happen! We look forward to meeting you, fellowshipping with you, and joining together to advance our rich and proud history!
May God bless you and yours... Deo Vindice!
OUR CHARGE...OUR DUTY!