The Charge of the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
“To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish.”
-Lt. General Stephen D. Lee, Commander, United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana, 25 April, 1906
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 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. The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.
The O. M. Roberts Camp #178 meets at Cauncun’s Tex-Mex Restaurant at 277 East Ovillla Road in Red Oak. We eat at 6, and the meeting begins at 7. Along with attending our meetings, members take part in parades, reenactments, marker dedications/memorial services, etc.
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