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 Our Purpose
 
 
Following the War Between the States, the surviving Southern soldiers came together to form a veterans organization known as the United Confederate Veterans (UCV). The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is the heir to this legacy. 

Formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic and nonpolitical organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved for future generations. 

Today, programs are ongoing at the national, state, and local level. In Arkansas, we take particular interest in the preservation and marking of Confederate soldier's graves, support of historical re-enactment efforts, education of our young people and attendance at regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the period. 

The SCV rejects any person or group whose actions tarnish or bring dishonor upon the Confederate soldier or his reason for fighting. This particularly applies to those groups and persons using our cherished flag as symbols for their own dishonorable purposes.

 
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