Children of the Confederacy

On June 5-6, I’ll be presenting programs and my books at an event called, “Down Home in the Delta: 57th Annual Mississippi Division Children of the Confederacy Convention.” It will be June 5-6, Friday and Saturday, and in Greenville, MS, a city I’ve never been to, but have always wanted to see.

The Mississippi Swamp Rangers Chapter #950 of the Children of the Confederacy officially chartered on February 4, 2007. If you or someone you know are interested in joining this chapter, contact Chapter Director Alicia Bariola (through me at for more information.

The Children of the Confederacy is an organization of young people ranting from infants to the General Convention after their eighteenth birthday. These children are descendants of men or women who honorably served the Confederate States of America in the Army, Navy or Civil capacity.

The objects of the organization are:

1) To broaden the scope of interest in the projects of the Children of the Confederacy that are Historical, Benevolent, Educational, Patriotic, and Memorial.

2) To honor and perpetuate the memory and deeds of high principles of the men and women of the Confederacy.

3) To observe properly all Confederate Memorial Days.

4) To strengthen the ties of friendship among members of the Organization. To serve society through civic affairs and to perpetuate National patriotism as our ancestors once defended their beliefs.

The Children of the Confederacy Chapters are sponsored by Chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.


Those eligible for membership are boys and girls who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral of men and women who served honorably in the Confederate Army, Navy, Civil Service or gave Material Aid to the cause or those who are lineal or collateral descendants of members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy or the Sons of Confederate Veterans whose papers are acceptable by the present requirements of membership.

Creed of the Children of the Confederacy

Because we desire to perpetuate, in love and honor, the heroic deeds of those who enlisted in the Confederate Services, and upheld its flag through four years of war, we, the children of the South, have united in an Organization called the “Children of the Confederacy,” in which our strength, enthusiasm and love of justice can exert its influence.

We, therefore pledge ourselves to preserve pure ideals; to honor the memory of our beloved Veterans; to study and teach the truths of history (one of the most important of which is, that the War Between the States was not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery). and always to act in a manner that will reflect honor upon our noble and patriotic ancestors.