We hope our website is not only educational, but enjoyable as well. We believe Confederate heritage is one part of America’s diversity which must be preserved. This includes educating the public about the ethnic diversity that existed in the Confederate ranks. Since Confederate veterans and their descendants include individuals from all races, we invite all male descendants regardless of skin color, ethnicity and creed to join us in protecting the memory of our American Confederate Veterans!
We defend the right of millions of Americans to express themselves with pride, without harassment or discrimination, regarding their national origin, which includes the approximately 400 years of Southern history and culture which made up the former Confederate States of America. 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 which which our Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in those rights secured by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our republic and represents the foundation on which our 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!
Note: The image above is made up of photos of Missouri Confederate veterans who served our communities during the War. Some, like Captain Samuel Clark (top row, second from left), grandson of famed explorer William Clark, lost his life at age 19 at the battle of Elkhorn Tavern / Pea Ridge. Also John Noland (bottom row, third from left) was a Missouri African American Confederate who rode with Quantrill and attended reunions after the war. There are also a variety of Confederate flags which Missourians fought under as well. The video below is of a rare glimpse into two Missouri Confederates in 1929 sharing their experiences.