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!

Monday, December 17, 2012

January/February 2013 Issue

Our January/February 2013 issue is at the printer and should be in the mail to you by the end of the week. This issue is the first one to be available on-line to members. This is an experiment and we have have several requests for this feature. You will be able to read the Confederate Veteran on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC or other device. Details on how to download will be sent out in the SCV Telegram. Our Sesquicentennial series article is Lincoln's War On Southern Civilians by Walter Brian Cisco. Plus all of our usual features!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Elm Springs Christmas Tour

Elm Springs, headquarters for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, is one of the homes on the Maury County Christmas Historic Home Tour this year. The theme is "Prelude to the Battle of Franklin," which will highlight the siege of Columbia and the events leading up to the Battle of Franklin.
Tour hours are Friday, November 30, Noon to 7 PM and Saturday, December 1, 9 AM to 5 PM. Docents will be at all tour venues along with special events at each stop.
A Confederate encampment will be on the grounds at Elm Springs including cannon demonstrations.
For more information visit

November/December 2012 Update

The November/December issue is in the mail and everyone should be receiving their copy in a few days. Deadline for the January/February 2013 issue is November 1.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

September/October 2012 Update

Our September/October issue is in the mail! Everyone should receive their issue within a week or so depending on the post office. The deadline for the November/December 2012 issue is September 1.

Monday, August 6, 2012

September/October 2012 Issue

Our September-October 2012 edition was sent to the printer on August 2! Dr. Clyde Wilson returns with another in our Sesquicentennial Series titled R.E. Lee and the American Union. Our cover story is the restoration efforts at Richmond’s Oakwood Cemetery. Read about a donation of a Confederate battlefield near Mobile to a local camp, plus all of our usual features.

Friday, June 29, 2012

July/August 2012 Update

The July/August issue is out and has started arriving in mailboxes. Look for your copy any day now. Deadline for the September/October issue is July 1!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

July/August 2012 Issue

The July/August issue was sent to the printer on May 31. Our Sesquicentennial series continues with John Taylor's essay What We Have to Expect: The Extradition Cases and Secession. Join Real Son Luther Otho Lucas from St. Louis as he celebrates his 100th birthday. The cover is a drawing of the 1st Virginia Cavalry drawn in 1862. Plus all of our usual features and articles.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Richmond Heritage Rally Photos

Photos from the February 2012 Heritage Rally in Richmond, VA, are now up! Scroll down to see them in the right column.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

May/June 2012 Update

The May/June issue is in the mail and members should be receiving their copies any day now. The deadline for the July/August issue is May 1.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

May/June 2012 Issue

Our May/June 2012 issue is off to the printer. The cover is a photo from the 2012 Confederate Heritage Rally in Richmond, Virginia on February 25. Ron Kennedy presents Lincoln, Federal Supremacy and the Death of States’ Rights as our Sesquicentennial Series article. Undated info for our Murfreesboro Reunion is included along with the Sam Davis Youth Camp. Karen Stokes returns with Some Parallels Between 1776 and 1861, and all of our usual features plus the proposed constitutional amendments.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

March/April 2012 Update

Our March/April issue is in the mail and some members are already receiving it. Everyone should receive their copy this week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

March/April 2012 Issue

Our March/April issue went to the printer on February 1. Dr. Boyd Cathey continues our Sesquicentennial Series with his essay on The Land We Love: Southern Tradition and Our Future. Dr. Cathey is an excellent writer and really gives us a look at where we’ve been and what may lie in our future. I think you’ll enjoy it. We are slowing losing our Real Sons. These gentlemen are our last living links to our ancestors. Two of our compatriots passed away as we were finishing up this issue and a final tribute is included. Plus our usual features and articles.