Sons Of Confederate Veterans

Honoring Your Confederate Veteran Ancestors

SCV National Web Center

Required Membership Forms

Life Member Application

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Annual Member Application

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Genealogy Lineage Chart

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 that 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.

There are three (03) distinct types of membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans, including:

1. Life Membership In The Sons of Confederate Veterans

2. Annual Membership In The Sons of Confederate Veterans

3. Associate Membership In The Sons of Confederate Veterans

Two of three applications (above) require each applicant to complete a "SCV Lineage Chart". 

As identified above, Gentlemen with Confederate Veteran Ancestors (lineal or collateral) must document your family genealogy between yourself and your Confederate Veteran Ancestor.

The easiest means for completing the initial documentation is through Ancestry.Com.  Your effort should focus on your links through 3 to 5 generations backwards to Southern men born between 1830 to 1850 ~ during this period of time, the majority of Southerners reach the age of 16 by the last week of February, 1861 ~ when the first call to arms goes out from Montgomery, Alabama and the brand new Provisional Confederate States Congress.

The call to arms is sent out by the Confederate Congress; however, 90% of all Confederate Veterans serve in their State's Army or Militia.  Very few men are ever enlisted or commissioned into the national "Provisional Army of the Confederate States", the permanent Confederate States Navy, or the permanent Confederate States Marine Corps.

When you reach this point where you believe you have discovered your Confederate Veteran Ancestor, and you have a full name, birth date and birthplace ~ the next step is to contact that state's archive services first.  Each state maintains records of those Veterans who served in their State's Army / Militia during the war and the "character of service" of each veteran identified.

Also keep in mind that your lineage tree efforts may uncover more than one Confederate Veteran Ancestor!

While the Sons of Confederate Veterans grants membership based on one Confederate Veteran Ancestor, you CAN apply for membership based on more than one ancestor.  Each application filed requires additional SCV National Membership fees, and it is possible that each state's SCV Division and your membership camp MIGHT require an additional membership fee for each additional Confederate Veteran Ancestor.

Should you wish to ensure that each Confederate Veteran Ancestor is properly identified to you, check with the Camp's Recruiting Officer ~ the membership fees and process will be explained to you and how each camp (and the Camp's State SCV Division) addresses the filing of more than one application at the time of your filing you membership request.

Completing Sons of Confederate Veterans'
Applications and Lineage Charts

The above "SUVCW Member Application" as well as the Sons of Confederate Veterans' "Annual Member Application" and "Genealogy Lineage Chart" are 'fillable' forms.  You must have installed to complete each of these forms.

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Keep in mind that Adobe Acrobat Reader will NOT allow you to save your completed or partially-completed forms.  Once you complete each form, print the completed form and then contact our Camp's Membership Team to pursue the final steps towards SCV enrollment.

I Do Not Live In The Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Region

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I Want To Enroll In Another SCV Camp

Regardless of whether you choose to join Beauregard Camp 130 or you live in another state ~ or another continent! ~ we can assist you with this also!  Click on the below link to find contact information for all Sons of Confederate Veterans Recruiting Officers:

Contact A SCV Recruiting Officer

Are You A Confederate Veteran Descendant Living Overseas?

Do you live in Australia, Europe or Latin / South America?

There are Sons of Confederate Veterans "Divisions" established on the continents as well:

Australian Division

Camp Name:
William Kenyon Australian Confederates Camp

Camp Meeting Location:
Brisbane, Queensland

European division

Camp Name:
SCV European Camp
Camp Meeting Location:
Munich, Germany

Web Center

Latin & South American Division

Camp Name:
Os Confederados Camp 1653
Camp Meeting Location:
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Web Center

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