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The Sons of Confederate Veterans established a staff of highly trained and qualified volunteers primarily to assist men wanting to join the SCV. This is a free service but limited, and is not intended to take the place of persons doing their own research. It is intended as assistance to help potential members verify the honorable service of their ancestor and verify their genealogical connection to the qualifying Confederate veteran.
If you already know the name of your Confederate Veteran Ancestor, his approximate age, and where he was from, we will search for record of his service and insure his service was considered to be honorable, i.e. he did not desert or take the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S before the end of the war. It is still important that you are able to prove your genealogical connection to him.
Enter information about your Confederate ancestor, if you already know one, in the field below for a record search (if you know his age and where he was from, include that). Example: "Isaac E. Boyd, Burke County, GA, born 1840, Private, Co. G, 13th GA Infantry."
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If you don't know who your Confederate Veteran Ancestor was, we will assist you in researching your lineage. Typically, you will need to know who your ancestors were that were alive in 1930, and for some you may need to know at least as far back as 1880. If you don't have the information needed for the spaces below:
Ask older members of your family or get copies of your parents birth record, get copies of your grandparents birth, marriage, and/or death record.
Get copies of church, cemetery or old family Bible records.
Copies of Public Records can be obtained from your State's Archives. Contact your local Register of Deeds to find out if they have the records you need or if they can direct you to the proper State agency.
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In the box below, list your great grandparents, if known, starting with your Father's father's parents then your Father's mother's parents and continue with your Mother's father's parents and then Mother's mother's parents. Don't forget to list dates and places of Birth, marriage, death etc if known. Add your great, great grandparents if known.
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The month of April of each year is designated as Confederate History and Heritage Month throughout the South and shall be set aside to honor, remember, and revere the history of those who served in in the military forces and all those millions of its citizens of various races and ethnic groups and religions who contributed in sundry and myriad ways to the cause which the Confederate soldier fought for and held so dear. From its founding on February 4, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama, until the Confederate ship CSS Shenandoah sailed into Liverpool Harbor and surrendered to British authorities on November 6, 1865, a four-year struggle was fought to secure the independence of the Confederate States of America. This April 12, 2021, marks the 160th Anniversary of the War for Southern Independence with the firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. As Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, I encourage you to observe this noble time in our history, when men and women of the South stood courageously for liberty even in the face of insurmountable odds. Not a Civil War fought to take over the United States as it is called in history books today, this was a war in which Southerners fought to defend their homes and families against an aggressive invasion by federal troops. The South peacefully seceded, just like our founding fathers did in 1776 with England, and all we wanted was to be left alone to govern ourselves. But the North and Abraham Lincoln would not allow the South to peacefully leave because of the taxes and tariffs the South paid. So, the South fought for her liberty, and fought valiantly. It was a war to which we remain connected by the unbreakable bond of our heritage to our Confederate Veteran forefathers, let us never forget them. Over the next four years, various 160 th Anniversary reenactments, memorial services, and a host of living history presentations in schools, parks, and cemeteries will be held all across the Confederation. I also encourage officials and departments of state, county, and municipal governments, boards of education, elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and all citizens to participate in programs, displays, and activities that commemorate and honor our shared history and cultural inheritance during this time of observance over the next four years. This is a tremendous opportunity for teachers, students, and families to get out and learn more about our Southern culture and its rich heritage. So much is portrayed by Hollywood and the “Cancel Culture” movement today presenting the South as evil; when, in reality, the South was the most peaceful, rural, and Christian part of America before the war and Reconstruction destroyed the pastoral way of life here. We see various municipalities across the Confederation give in and remove our memorials, change school names, and streets because of “wokeness”. Therefore, I ask every Camp, Brigade, and Division, starting this month of April to take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the positive things about our Southern heritage and culture, as well as to learn from the political dangers that once led to a deep division in America over the role of the federal government in people’s individual lives.”Starting at 4:30 AM on April 12, let us remember when General P.G.T. Beauregard was forced to give the order to open fire on Fort Sumter to prevent a “Yankee” invasion after he received a report that the federal garrison would be resupplied and reinforced by orders of Abraham Lincoln on that day, a blatant act of aggression upon the sovereignty of the southern people. Let us remember those actions of the federal government that led to a four-year struggle for the South to defend hearth and home from Northern aggression and the loss of live on both sides that numbered over 750,000 men and how it affected those after that conflict that resonates still today throughout the South.Therefore, I ask all of our Compatriots, both sons and daughters of the South, to proudly display our flag on April 12th thru the 13th in remembrance of those two days of bombardment at Fort Sumter and the struggle that led our ancestors to fight to preserve their culture and heritage for future generations. I also ask that you participate in observances this month and over the next four years that would remember, respect, and revere the sacrifices as well as educating the general population about the truth that our ancestors fought and died for during those four years of conflict.Thank you for all you do to perpetuate the memory of our Confederate ancestors and the true cause they fought for during that time.
Larry McCluney, Jr.
Sons of Confederate Veterans