Welcome to the blog for the Confederate Veteran magazine, the official journal for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Veteran is published six times a year as a service to our members. Membership is open to all male descendants of veterans who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. For more information visit our web site at


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!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Are You Receiving Damaged Issues?

It has come to our attention that some of our members are receiving their copies of the Confederate Veteran in a damaged and/or unreadable condition. Every now and then, my issue may have a tear in the protective cover, which is the reason for this cover. But, receiving issues damaged or unreadable on a regular basis is not acceptable. I had this problem when I served as editor of the NC Division newsletter. We solved it by complaining to the local postmasters. Not just once, but every time it happens because it is obvious it is being damaged on purpose by post office employees. In one case we even called our US senator’s office and had them call on the individual’s behalf. Postmasters don’t like receiving calls from US senators’ offices. The situation cleared up immediately. Remember, Federal employees work for us, the taxpayers, and we have every right to expect our mail to be delivered in good condition.

March/April 2016 Issue

Our March/April 2016 issue is ready and should be mailed shortly. We welcome back one of our sesquicentennial authors for our feature article. Karen Stokes is becoming a regular in these pages and in this issue she shares with us her essay on The Memoirs of Louis Manigault. This really shows some of the depths the Yankees stooped to further their war efforts. Compatriot Tom M. Root, a member of the Admiral Semmes Camp 11, Mobile, Alabama, shares with us a very interesting article on Admiral  Semmes through an examination of his Memoirs. Admiral Semmes was unreconstructed to the end and didn’t mind who knew it. A very good read. Plus, all of our usual features. Keep an eye out for your copy!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Confederate Veterans Are Also United States Veterans!

Download this flyer which explains Confederate Veterans are also United States Veterans. Print it out on your home printer or take to a print shop. Works great on iPads and other tablets! Click Here to Download

January/February 2016

Our January/February 2016 issue is at the printers. It’s another packed issue with the most new members ever listed in one magazine. The first information on our 2016 Annual Reunion in Dallas, TX is included. We welcome back Ron Kennedy with his essay titled Sharecropping: Northern Imposed Post-War Slavery. Plus all of our usual items.

Monday, October 26, 2015

November/December 2015 Issue

Our November/December 2015 issue is in the mail and you should receive your copy soon. As you can tell from the cover the CSS Shenandoah is the focus of this issue. In addition, we have a great essay from Dr. Boyd Cathey on the recent attacks on our Southern Heritage. You can learn about General Jo Shelby and his un-surrendered Battle Flag, and all of our usual features are included!

Monday, August 31, 2015

September/October 2015 Issue

Our September/October 2015 issue is in the mail and you should be receiving your copy soon. Our feature article is by Father Alister Anderson on Captain Henry Wirz, plus we have an article on The Murder of Mary Surratt by Elizabeth Trindal. All of our usual features are included!