WE ARE DIVISION STRONG
The Florida Division Sons of Confederate Veterans are proud of their southern heritage and proud to preserve that heritage. We want you to join with us as we continue to fulfill our mission in keeping the memory of those who served nobly for the Southern Cause. We have a dedicated staff who can help you join our organization and provide you guidance on how you can do your part in keeping the Division Strong!
We have genealogists who are expert in utilizing the available resources to locate your ancestor and help you to document that.
Use the “Locate a Camp” button below to find a nearby camp to you. We can assist you to find a camp near you or if not, let you join our Florida Headquarters Camp and then transfer you to another camp at your discretion.
Information below can help you get started so why not do it TODAY! Contact our Division by filling out and submitting the form below. Required information is indicated by a *.
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What is Sons of Confederate Veterans?
The citizen soldier who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty was the motivating factor in the South’s decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldier 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.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorable 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. The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.
Proof of Descendancy
You must submit proof of your descendency from a Confederate veteran, whether it be a direct line or a collateral line (i.e. uncle, great uncle, etc). Such proof can take the form of a service record. To obtain proof of his service, contact the archives of the state from which the veteran fought and obtain a copy of his service record. In addition, these records can be found and obtained from various genealogy sites on the internet such as Ancestry.com and Fold3. You also need to prepare a descendancy chart. Click on the button below to download a chart.
Prepare an Application
Request for membership is done by preparing an application. This application can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. Once complete the application, proof of descendancy and descendancy chart may be submitted. The Florida Division SCV highly recommends that you find a camp located nearby to yourself and contact that camp to determine meeting dates and more particular camp information. A camp locator tool can be found lower on this page. In most cases, your application packet along with the appropriate fees will be submitted to National and Division HQ.
Locate a Camp
The Florida Division SCV has numerous camps located throughout the state. Please click on the button below to find a camp near you. Selecting that camp will provide contact information. Can’t find a camp? We can help you if you fill out and submit the form at the upper part of this page.
At the time of submittal of your application, all fees will be collected by the Camp Adjutant who will forward the appropriate amounts to National and Division HQ.
National – Initial Application $40.00 ($35.00 annual plus $5.00 recording fee)
Division – Initial Application $15.00
Camp – Determined by the individual camp