"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 they represent the foundation on which this nation was built."
"The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. It is not affiliated with any organization other than the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, composed of male descendants of the Southern officer corps. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting."
" The memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice, are being consciously distorted by some in an attempt to alter history. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of our nation's cultural heritage will cease to exist."
"Heir to the United Confederate Veterans, SCV was organized in 1896 in Richmond, Virginia. The SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved."
" Membership in the SCV is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Minimum age for membership is 12."
Members receive the Confederate Veteran, the bi-monthly national magazine which contains in-depth historical articles on the war and news. SCV programs include The General Stand Watie Scholarship and medical research grants throught the Brooks Fund. SCV sponsors the reprinting of rare historical documents, erects monuments, hosts historical symposiums and assists with the care and preservation of the graves of Confederate Veterans.
The SCV has a large network of genealogists to assist you in tracking down your ancestor's Confederate service.
Call 1-800-MY DIXIE for more information. Write P.O.Box 761, Metter, Ga. 30439 for local info.
The above quotes were taken from SCV literature.