Joining the Col. D. H. Lee Martz Camp 10
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Congratulations, because you are here, you understand that your ancestor served honorably during the War for Southern Independence and you desire to defend his honor and his service along with all of the veterans that served in defense of their own sovereign State and the Confederate States of America.
Begin your membership with an Application and a Lineage Chart. You will then need documents recording your ancestor’s service such as pension payments, muster rolls, discharge document or any other similar document registering honorable service in the CSA. One of the best resources for this is the National SCV website and you may find other assistance at the Virginia SCV website. Your completed application and supporting documents must be reviewed and approved by a Camp 10 committee. Once approved and submitted with your a check for membership fees, the adjutant will receive you membership certificate from the National SCV headquarters. You will then be invited to attend the next meeting to participate in a membership ceremony and be presented your certificate by the Camp Commander.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans consists of three levels of organization which are the National SCV, State SCV and Local or Camp SCV. Membership in the SCV is initiated and approved at the Camp level but all three levels must be joined at the same time. The annual fee at the National level is $30 with a one time $5 registration when joining, the Virginia State annual fee is $10 with a one time $5 registration when joining. Each individual Camp may set their own membership fees and some camps do not charge any. Camp 10 does very little organized fund raising to support Camp activities and so has a $15 annual fee but no registration fee.
For other questions please contact the Camp 10 Adjutant.