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 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 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 insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
The Colorado Division of the SCV is the State Headquarters for the Sons of Confederate Veterans and all camps within the state report to the Colorado Division’s Headquarters Command. It was granted Provisional Division status in June 8, 1998 and full Divisional status on September 22, 2000. There are currently four SCV Camps in the State of Colorado. Click HERE to find a Colorado camp near you!
We have located and documented over 500 Confederate Veterans buried in the state of Colorado. We work to preserve the headstones and to acquire Confederate headstones for unmarked graves.
We perform graveside dedications for Confederate veterans and observe honorary ceremonies such as Confederate Memorial Day.
Many of our members participate in historical reenactments around the state to accurately portray the lives of Confederate soldiers at camp and in battle.
We participate in various community activities to educate others about Confederate history
Sons of Confederate Veterans JROTC Hunley Awards Program, named after the famous Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley and her designer Horace L. Hunley, the first in history to sink an enemy warship. The award is presented to a Cadet who best exemplifies the characteristics of the final crew and commander of the submarine--honor, courage and commitment.
Our camps and Division meet regularly to discuss business matters and activities