The "Sons of Confederate Veterans" are direct decedents of Confederate Veterans, one has to be a decedent to join the SCV. The SCV, as an organization is the direct heir to the Civil War Veterans organization called, the United Confederate Veterans.
The "when and where" of the SCV founding and charge given to them by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee in SCV words, I have be given permission by the local SCV camp to print on Historical Baton Rouge, I thought the charge from a Civil War Veteran was interesting and significant enough to post here..
The Sons of Confederate Veterans formed in 1896 in Richmond Virginia is the direct heir to the United Confederate and is a historical, patriotic and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought.
To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, April 25, 1906
General Dill was the youngest Confederate general.