The SCV works in conjunction with other historical groups to preserve Confederate history. The memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice, are being consciously distorted by some in an attempt to alter history. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of our nations' cultural heritage will cease to exist. The SCV rejects any group whose actions tarnish or distort the image of the Confederate soldier or his reasons for fighting. We recommend the following lists of resources for learning more about the history of the Confederate States of America, the Confederate soldier, and the issue facing the south during the 1800s.


Museum and Library of Confederate History, Greenville, SC

American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum, Columbia, SC

Confederate Museum, Charleston, SC


Understanding the Background of the War

The Real Lincoln, by Thomas DiLorenzo
The Real Lincoln, by Charles L. C. Minor
A Constitutional History of Secession, by John Remington Graham
Red Republicans and Lincoln's Marxists: Marxism in the Civil War, by Walter D. Kennedy and Al Benson, Jr.
When in the Course of Human Events, by Charles Adams
The South Was Right, by James R. Kennedy and Walter D. Kennedy
The War Between the States: America's Uncivil War, by John J. Dwyer
The Coming of the Glory, by John S. Tilley
Biographies of Confederate Leaders
R. E. Lee, Volumes 1-4, by Douglas Southall Freeman
Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Leader, by James I. Robertson, Jr.
JEB Stuart, by John W. Thomason, Jr.

Biographies of South Carolina Generals

Wade Hampton, by Walter Brian Cisco
Southern Hero: Matthew Galbraith Butler, by Samuel J. Martin
States Rights Gist, by Walter Brian Cisco
Prince of Edisto, Micah Jenkins, by James K Swisher

Confederate Soldiers

Confederate Wizards of the Saddle, by Bennet H. Young
The Jewish Confederates, by Robert N. Rosen
Black Southerners in Confederate Armies, compiled by J. H. Segars and Charles Kelly Barrow
War of the Aeronauts, by Charles M. Evans


Myths of American Slavery, by Walter D. Kennedy
Myths and Realities of American Slavery, by John Curtis Perry
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery, by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank

Home Front

War Crimes Against Southern Civilians, by Walter Brian Cisco
A Diary from Dixie, by Mary Chestnut
Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman, by Sarah Morgan

South Carolina Topics

Hampton's Redshirts, by Alfred B. Williams
Raising the Hunley, by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf