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, January 9, 2017

January/February 2017 Issue

Our January/February 2017 issue is in the mail and you should be receiving it soon. The cover features photos from the recent dedication of our new Confederate Museum at Elm Springs in Columbia, TN. We welcome back Joanne Cullom Moore with her article on Colonel Van H. Manning, Third Arkansas Regiment. Plus we have an excerpt from John M. Taylor’s new book, Union At All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation. Plus all our usual features are included.

November/December 2016 Issue

Our feature article in the November/December 2016 issue is on John H. Reagan, Postmaster General and the Stamps of the CSA by Conrad L. Bush. Pictures of all the stamps of the Confederacy are included. Centennial Wars by Philip Leigh is a thought provoking article we think everyone will enjoy. And Richard Lee Montgomery writes about the Southern Baptist Convention both past and present. Of course, all of our usual features!

September/October 2016 Issue

Our September/October 2016 issue features The Diary of Rufus J. Woolwine by Louis H. Manarin and an article on Private Spencer D. Walker by his great-great grandson Woodie L. Walker II, a member of the Tome Smith Camp 1702, Suffolk, VA. Plus, all of our usual features!

Friday, July 1, 2016

July/August 2016 Issue

Our July/August 2016 issue is out! If you’ve not received your copy yet, it should arrive any day. Our feature article if titled Medical Care During the War for Southern Independence by Dr. Thomas Eans. This is a subject which does not receive much coverage. Richard Marksbury shares is easy on Culture Wars & Revisionist History: North vs. South. It is an informative essay for all of us. Plus all of our usual features.

Friday, June 24, 2016

May/June 2016 Issue

Our May/June 2016 issue is out. William J. Ikerman shares with us his essay on The Honorable Heritage of The South as our feature article. Kirkpatrick Sale presents ‘Reconstruction’: What Might Have Been. And, Compatriot Everett Burr tells us of efforts to place a monument to Arkansas troops at the Battle of Franklin in Remembering Franklin. Plus, all of our usual features!

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!