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Visit the Confederate Veteran magazine blog periodically to check on announcements, current events and information relevant for all SCV members. Feedback is welcome, please e-mail me your comments. Thanks!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March/April 2015

Our March/April issue is in the mail and you should receive yours shortly. The feature article this time is on Fort Gregg, part of the Siege of Petersburg. Information on this year’s Sam Davis Youth Camps is covered. A tribute to Past Lt. Commander-in-Chief Ron Casteel is included along with all of our usual features.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Book Available

Our new book, To Live and Die in Dixie, The Struggle Continues … is available for order! Available in paperback and hardback at special prices for SCV members. Call General Headquarters at 800-380-1896 to order your copy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

January/February 2015 Issue

Our January/February 2015 issue is at the printers! We start the new year out with a bang by welcoming back Karen Stokes to our pages with excerpts from her recent book, South Carolina Civilians in Sherman’s Path. This helps to reverse the recent trend to portray Sherman as not such a bad guy by the political correct crowd. Also, Joanne Cullom Moore returns and shares her essay on The Immortal 600. No one should have low blood pressure after reading these two articles.

November/December 2014

Our November-December 2014 issue marks the end of our Sesquicentennial series. Past Commander-in-Chief Chris Sullivan shares his essay, Every Man to the Front, to close out the series. Christian Hamilton shares his senior thesis titled Lincoln’s War and Historical Revisionism: The South and Its Constitutional Authority to Secede From the Union. I think everyone will enjoy these two fine articles!

Friday, August 22, 2014

September/October 2014

Our September/October 2014 issue is at the printer and will mailed out in a few days. Look for your copy around September 1st! The cover story is The Journey, The Very First Confederate Arms Contact. A very interesting story which involves a lot of fate. Ron and Don Kennedy return with our Sesquicentennial essay on Our Re-United Country? The Sad Reality of Reconciliation. An excellent essay I know all our readers will enjoy. All of our usual features are included along with messages from our newly elected national officers.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

July/August 2014 Issue

Our July/August 2014 issue is in the mail and should be showing up in mailboxes any day now. Another full issue with an article on Forrest’s Raid on Memphis in 1864 in addition to our Sesquicentennial series. Donald Livingston returns with his essay on Confederate Emancipation without War. Very thought provoking and I think everyone will enjoy it. Plus we have all of our usual features!