Sons of Confederate Veterans

Membership into the SCV and the Early Camp  

There are 3 levels of participation in the General Jubal A. Early Camp #556 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans: Full membership, "Friend" of the Early Camp" and Subscription to the "Early Report”.  Each is explained below.

FULL MEMBERSHIP

Full membership is open, only, to males and is based on your ancestor's service in the C.S.A. Armed Forces. There are four basic provisions which are required to satisfy in the application process for the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and for the Early Camp. They are as follows:

1. Proof of the military service of your Confederate ancestor- This "proof" can take any of several different forms. Official documentation from the National Archives, the State archives from the State where your forefather served, or his Confederate pension record.  It can be in the form of a book, which records your forefather's name and his service with the Confederacy and the unit with which he served.  It can even be a picture of the tombstone of your Confederate ancestor, which shows the unit and describes the deceased as a Confederate veteran. What must be shown in the "proof" is the unit that your forefather served with (i.e. Regiment and Company). The Early Camp has many resources at our disposal for assisting in this process (see genealogy resources link). If you need assistance in locating your Confederate Ancestor, please contact Ken Minton . If you know the state your ancestor served in, it will expedite the process.

2. Pedigree Chart- This can be an elaborate print out or it can be as simple as hand written, with as many of the dates listed that are known. What is important is that your lineage be clearly listed from the Confederate soldier, sailor, or marine to you. At the bottom of this pedigree chart should be recorded a statement from you that "The above is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge." For information and assistance, contact the Enlistment Officer at the address and email below. For a sample pedigree chart click here.

3. Completed Application- The application should be completed as thoroughly as possible. Of great importance is the Relationship to Applicant, Name of Confederate soldier, Rank, Company and Complete name of regiment or unit. If known from the records available record the type of separation from Confederate service for your forefather. Of less importance is the Name of Cemetery where buried. The top section (above Sons of Confederate Veterans) is filled out by the enlistment officer along with the bottom section below the personal information.   

Click here for applicationIf you need any assistance with your pedigree chart or application, contact the Camp genealogist.

4. Check for $60.00- The check should be made out to the Jubal A. Early Camp and submitted with the other application material to the Early Camp Enlistment Officer. Of the $60 dollars, $35 is for National dues (included is the $5 processing fee), $10 is for Camp dues and $15 is for Florida Division dues.  Yearly renewals are $55.00. 

----Please read the below proration explanation before making payment----

A.  If you are reinstating your membership or joining as a new member in the months of February, March, or April, and you choose to do so, you can pay an additional $15.  The extra $15 will make you “current” with General  HQ through 31 July of the NEXT YEAR.  Division and Camp dues will still need to be paid when the renewal period comes, but you won’t have to worry about GHQ dues until the next year.  If you choose this option, your initial payment will be $75.

B.  If you are reinstating your membership or joining as a new member in the months of May, June or July and you choose to do so, you can pay an additional $7.50.  The extra $7.50 will make you “current” with General  HQ through 31 July of the NEXT YEAR.  Division and Camp dues will still need to be paid when the renewal period comes, but you won’t have to worry about GHQ dues until the next year.  If you choose this option, your initial payment will be $67.50

All completed paperwork pertaining to the application and payment is to be sent to the Enlistment Officer of the Early Camp. If you have any questions concerning the application, please contact the Enlistment Officer, either directly by email or using our “Contact” page.

FRIEND OF THE CAMP

"Friend of the Early Camp" is based on your alliance with the Cause, but no lineage required ( open to males or females) – $25 annually with a renewal date of August 1st.

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If you are renewing, please include your SCV ID#.
General Jubal A. Early SCV Camp #556