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Acronym For: Sons of Confederate Veterans

Definition: The Sons of Confederate Veterans - SCV - is a hereditary organization dedicated to perserving the history and legacy of the citizen-soldiers of the Confederacy. The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Membership in Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces during the American Civil War, 1861-1865.

Web site: Sons of Confederate Veterans

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