Over the years, there have been many variations and add-ons; however, this is the Official Charge and it "highly encouraged" that it should be the one used. How can we as an organization who defends the truth and fights revisionism but then in turn use a version of The Charge that is not true or historical accurate be taken seriously? Be sure your Division and its members use the correct Charge.
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
"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."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.
Charles Kelly Barrow
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Sons of Confederate Veterans, PO Box 59, Columbia, TN 38402