Charge to the Sons
of Confederate Veterans:
To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit 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 he loved and 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, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Oleans, Louisiana, 1906
On behalf of all of the members of Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, I personally welcome you to the website of the second largest and one of the fastest growing SCV camps in the world. Our camp is dedicated to preserving the true history of the South and the War for Southern Independence. If you have an interest in honoring your ancestor and/or learning more about the War Between the States, we invite you to consider membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Sons of the Confederate Veterans is open to any male descendent of a confederate veteran regardless of race, creed, color, or religious preference. If you are uncertain as to your ancestor’s service, we will try to assist you. Even if you do not have an ancestor who was in the Confederate Army or Navy, we can welcome you as an Associate Member. Our Camp accepts all whose hearts are in "Dixie!"
If you are looking for a hate group, look elsewhere! We only want men who Love the South, its traditions, its culture, and its people.
Camp 87 meets once each month with a variety of planned activities. Our two largest events each year are: The Robert E. Lee/Stonewall Jackson Dinner, held each January, to celebrate the birthdays of these great Southern Generals; and, Confederate Memorial Day which we co-sponsor with the United Daughters of the Confederacy each June to honor all confederate heroes. Customarily, we participate in local parades and festivals, locate and mark confederate graves, provide historical presentations, work on preservation projects, and perform other civic duties. Please review our Calendar on this website for a listing of meetings and events.
If the Sons of Confederate Veterans sounds like an organization you would like to join, please contact one of the officers who are listed on this site in the folder labeled "Contacts.” I look forward to meeting you.
Earl Smith, Commander
Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Camp 87
$50.00 New SCV (initial fee)
$45.00 Renew SCV member
$50.00 Late Renewal
$15.00 Life Members
SCV Life Membership Dues
Age 12 through 64 - $750.00
Age 65 through 79 - $375.00
Over 80 - $187.50
1st Lt. Cdr.
2nd Lt. Cdr.
3rd Lt. Cdr.
John C. Hitt
Listing of Confederate Dead - Bethel Cemetery