In 2001 I had the honour to receive a service award from The Sons of Confederate Veterans in my home State of Georgia, USA. This was in recognition for the discovery and research that led to my PhD. For me this was a wonderful achievement and means a lot to me. The 5th Georgia Volunteer Cavalry will not be forgotten and their illustrious service to the Confederate States of America will be remembered.
BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGE YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE CERTIFICATE.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating 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 Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes so that 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 descendents of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.http://www.scv.org/
The Georgia Division SCV
The Georgia Division now consists of over 100 camps spread throughout the state. These camps are divided into 13 Brigades to help organize and disseminate information. The map to the right can get you close to your area and then you can check the dropdowns to see exactly what brigade your county is in.