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Fincastle Rifles
Camp 1326
Sons of Confederate Veterans
P.O. Box 14193
Roanoke, VA 24038-4193
The citizen soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America.  The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which the Confederate soldier fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.

Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of those heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.

The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized in Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved for future generations. Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate Armed Forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minium age for membership is 12 years of age.

The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history.  However, it is not affiliated with any other group other than the Military Order of the Stars & Bars, composed of male descendants of the Confederate Officer's Corps. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reason for fighting.

If you are interested in perpetuating the ideals that motivated your Confederate ancestor, then the SCV needs you! The memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice, are deliberately distorted by some in an attempt to alter history. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of American history and heritage will cease to exist
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If you would like more information about the Fincastle Rifles, Sons of Confederate Veterans, call Commander Robert "Red" Barbour, Sr. at 540-362-4525 or e-mail Fincastle Rifles for more information.

Or write to:
Fincastle Rifles, Camp 1362
Sons of Confederate Veterans
P.O. Box 14193
Roanoke, Virginia 24038-4193

How to Find Your Confederate Ancestor

Confederate Service Records From The National Archives And Records Administration

Other Geneology Sources:

Broadfoot Publishing

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Library of Virginia

Virginia Military Institute Archives

Roanoke Public Library - The Virginia Room

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Family Search