How to Join

Membership in the Cumberland Plough Boys, Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either lineal or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Applicants must be at least twelve years of age.

Prospective members should submit an application form, along with a detailed genealogy describing their relationship to the veteran, and proof of his service. This should include his name, unit, state of service, and information as to his honorable service.  Genealogy records must be submitted with the application.  It is not sufficient to just list the name of the ancestor with a roster of troops.  The Camp does provide Genealogical Assistance for those needing help with documentation.   The first year annual dues of $47 must be submitted with the application.  Applications must be approved by the Cumberland Plough Boys Camp and the Sons of Confederate Veterans National Headquarters.

Benefits of membership include participation in local, state and national events; a membership certificate; a subscription to the Confederate Veteran magazine, published bimonthly; and a subscription to the Carolina Confederate newsletter, published bimonthly.

You will also be eligible to have the Sons of Confederate Veterans specialized license plate for your private vehicle registered in North Carolina. Best of all, you’ll be helping to preserve the honorable memory of the Confederate fighting man.