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Who we are:

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivation factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the foundation on which this nation was built.
Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these 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 at 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.

Palmetto Camp #22

Camp 22 was originally chartered as Camp Maxcy Gregg in Columbia, SC, November 10th, 1896. Camp Maxcy Gregg was instrumental in the formation of the South Carolina Division of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans, and hosted the December 31st, 1896 meeting in the Columbia office of Dr. C. J. Stanley, the South Carolina Division of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Palmetto Camp, SCV, was organized in Columbia, SC, in the month of May, 1925, and was an auxiliary to the Wade Hampton Chapter, UDC.
In 1956, Palmetto Camp 22 merged with the Wade Hampton Camp 273, Columbia, SC. For 46 years there was no visible presence of Palmetto Camp 22. On Thursday, the 5th of November 2002 a group of compatriots, members of Gen Wade Hampton Camp 273, decided to recharter the old camp, and on the 3rd of January 2003, Palmetto Camp 22 was once again chartered as part of the South Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans.
In 2005, Palmetto Camp 22 sponsored the Chartering of the Mary A. Huntt Chapter 13 of the Order of Confederate Rose. Many of our ladies had already given much of their time and labor in support of the Camp, and its projects, but the formation of the Chapter enables them to better organize their efforts, and gives them official recognition as the Camp auxiliary. The Chapter has grown, and has helped the Camp to grow as they attained recognition in their State Organization for their efforts.

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How to become one of us:

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 minimum age for membership is 12.

Proof of kinship to a Confederate soldier can take many forms. The easiest method is to contact the archives of the state from which the soldier fought and obtain a copy of the veteran's military service record. All Southern state's archives have microfilm records of the soldiers who fought from that state, and a copy of the information can be obtained for a nominal fee. In addition, the former Confederate states awarded pensions to veterans and their widows. All of these records contain a wealth of information that can be used to document military service.