Who We Are …

We are the South Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We are the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants 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.

  • The SC Division Is Made Up Of Over 3,000 Members
  • We Have Over 60 Camps Located All Across South Carolina
  • There Are Programs That Contiue To Preserve The Southern History Of The Confederate Soldier
  • The Preservation And Conservation Of The Confederate Soldier Is At The Core Of Who We Are
  • The SCV Is The Greatest Hope Of Our Confederate Heritage

Our Purpose

The Confederate Soldier

Fighters for Southern Independance

The Confederate soldier won the admiration of the world by his courageous fight against an enemy overwhelming in numbers, equipment and implements of war. With few exceptions they were volunteers who fought for principles of government in which they believed.

The Continued Work

The Membership of the South Carolina Division have ongoing projects that coordinate and guide preservation projects that directly care for the Confederate Soldier and the History and Relics that are left for all people to love and cherish. Whether it be the Soldier, their Flags, or the final resting places. There is a place for every member to work and contribute in the ongoing efforts.
The South Carolina Division is in an ongoing effort to locate, identify, certify, and document every South Carolina Confederate Soldier buried in the State and elsewhere in the world. We have located over 10,000 soldiers since the inception of the project and are continuing to reclaim our heroes.
Once a South Carolina Confederate Soldier has been found and his grave has been reclaimed and restored. The SC Division has a group of men that decide to commit for the rest of their lives to care for that soldiers final resting place and become a South Carolina Division Guardian. Once this obligation has been accepted, he is responsible for this soldiers final resting place and it’s preservation.

The State of South Carolina has a large collection of Confederate Battle and Regimental Flags. The collections exist in such museums as the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, The South Carolina State Museum, and other museums throughout the State. You can view some the flags that have been preserved here.

Just before Christmas on the 20th of December in 1860, a group of 170 elected representatives from every corner of the State of South Carolina took a vote and made the decision unanimously to withdraw from the republic of free states and become independent of the United States of America. On that day those same men put their name on the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession and started a chain of events that would forever define the State of South Carolina. The South Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has embarked on a mission to honor these men and the courage that freed the State into an independent nation with the South Carolina Signers of the Ordinance of Secession Monument.

In July 2006 the South Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans approved the establishment and sponsorship of the “H.L. Hunley JROTC Award”.  The award program was designed to award a rising high school sophomore who has shown the high qualities as those that perished on the Hunley in 1863. For School Year 2011/2012 over 95 deserving young cadets received the award in the South Carolina Division.  The Division chose to name the award the “H.L. Hunley Award” and base the criterion on the Core Values of the Navy and Marine Corps – Honor, Courage, Commitment.

“To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit 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 which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish.”

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Charge
as
Given by
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906

 

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