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!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

January/February 2012 Issue

Our January/February 2012 issue is at the printer. We start the new year out with a bang featuring Fort Sumter and the Siege of Charleston as our Sesquicentennial Series continues. Info about Stand Watie Scholarships, the Sam Davis Youth Camps and our 2012 National Reunion are included. Did you know the SCV once owned Manassas Battlefield Park? Well, we did and we gave it to the Park Service in 1942. Read all about it in the January/February issue.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

November/December 2011 Update

The November/December issue is in the mail and everyone should be receiving on or about November 1st. Deadline for January/February 2012 issue is November 1st! Yes, 2012 is coming soon!

Monday, October 10, 2011

November/December 2011 Issue

Our November/December 2011 issue was sent to the printer on October 1. Highlights include articles about this year's Sam Davis Youth Camp and the General Mahone Tavern in Virginia. Our Sesquicentennial series continues with  an excellent essay by Leonard M. Scruggs on The Morrill Tariff, plus all our usual features. The deadline for the January/February 2012 issue is November 1.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

September/October 2011 Update

The September/October issue of the Confederate Veteran magazine is in the mail and everyone should be receiving it within the week. Deadline for the next issue, November/December, is September 1!

Monday, August 1, 2011

September/October 2011 Issue

Our September/October issue is at the printer! The cover features photos from our recent National Reunion in Montgomery, Alabama. Our Sesquicentennial series continues with a deep essay on the constitutionally of secession by Dr. John Emison. A very important article in our series. An introduction to the new National Guardian Program for adopting Confederate Veterans' graves is also included.

Monday, June 27, 2011

UPDATE: Why the War Was Not About Slavery

The booklet is now available from Elm Springs. Call today to place your order! These booklets are only $2 each! Or, in multiples of 10, $1.75! These can now be ordered through GHQ and there will be a large supply for sale at the Headquarters table at our Reunion in Montgomery next month. Plan to get some for your camp.

Friday, June 24, 2011

July/August 2011 Update

The July/August 2011 issue is now in the mail. You should be receiving your copy any day now. The deadline for the September/October 2011 issue is July 1.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why the War Was Not About Slavery

The groundbreaking essay Why the War Was Not About Slavery by Donald W. Livingston was the first essay in our Sesquicentennial Series. It is now being printed in booklet form and will be available in time for our National Reunion in Montgomery in July. Special bulk pricing will be available for camps. More details to come shortly.

Mobile Device Version Available

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July/August 2011 Issue

Our July/August 2011 issue has been at the printer since June 2.  This issue the Sesquicentennial series continues with Dr. Marshall DeRosa's essay entitle Died of a Theory. This is an in-depth look at the role States' Rights played in our fight for independence. Learn about General Pierce Manning Butler Young from Georgia and information about the SCV Genealogy Committee. Plus, a final tribute to Past CIC Ralph Green and all of our usual features.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

May/June 2011

The May/June 2001 issue is now at the printer. Our sesquicentennial series continues with The March To Secession by Walter Brian Cisco, a report from the Heritage Rally in Montgomery, AL, also a report from our compatriots in Europe with their efforts in marking Confederate graves. All of our usual features along with a return of the Hallowed Ground column are included.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

March/April 2011 Update

The March/April issue is in the mail. You should receive your copy any day now. Remember the deadline for May/June is March 1.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

March/April 2011

The March/April 2011 issue was sent to the printer on January 31. Our Sesquicentennial series continues with part 2 of Dr. Clyde Wilson’s essay on Those People. All of our usual features are included with a tribute to Confederate Memorial Day with the cover image. Deadline for the May/June issue is March 1.