The United Confederate Veterans (UCV) was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 10, 1889 by Veterans of the Confederate Army and Navy. There had been numerous local veterans’ associations in the south, and many of these became part of the UCV. The organization grew rapidly throughout the 1890s culminating with 1,555 camps represented at the 1898 reunion.
The United Sons of Confederate Veterans (USCV) was founded in Richmond, Virginia on July 1, 1896. Forty delegates from 24 camps and societies from the various southern states were called by Robert E. Lee Camp 1, United Confederate Veterans, of Richmond, Virginia, to meet on June 30 and July 1, 1896, at the City Auditorium for the purpose of forming a ″national organization, adopting a constitution similar in every respect to that governing the United Confederate Veterans, and permanently organized under the name United Sons of Confederate Veterans″.
The preamble to the United Sons of Confederate Veterans Constitution read in part: “To encourage the preservation of history, perpetuate the hallowed memories of brave men, to assist in the observance of Memorial Day, and to perpetuate the record of the services of every Southern soldier″. Its aims, objects, and purposes were ″not to create or foster, in any manner, any feeling against the North, but to hand down to posterity the story of the glory of the men who wore the gray.”
Later, the national organization would become known as the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)
Stephen Dill Lee, Later in Life General Stephen Dill Lee, CSA
On April 25, 1906, in a speech given at New Orleans, Louisiana, Stephen Dill Lee, the youngest Confederate Lt. General, and Commanding General of the United Confederate Veterans, gave the following charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans at their reunion:
"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.”
Beauregard Camp 130 was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1898 and has been operating uninterrupted ever since. Our Camp is named for Louisiana native, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. You can learn more about him by visiting the "Our Namesake" page. In conjunction with our national organization, our Camp is working to preserve the history and legacy of these heroes so that future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause. We continue to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
Our members frequently give of their time working in various cemeteries to help maintain historic tombs and graves of Confederate servicemen, participate as Confederate uniformed color guard members at memorial services, ceremonies, and veterans parades around the state, attend historical lectures, and participate in living history reenactments, historical displays and programs.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans and Beauregard Camp 130 DO NOT promote, encourage or condone ethnic, racial, religious, sectional animosity, hatred, or stereotyping in any form. Nor do we promote or support any group or organization that does. We condemn this behavior and these ideologies in the strongest terms possible.