NMSCV Division Flag

On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 the NMSCV Division & UDC dedicated a new headstone for a Confederate veteran in Roswell, NM. To view a few images of the ceremony click on the image below.

Background image is an edited version (for web purposes) of the above "Battle of Glorieta" that is provided by courtesy of artist Wayne Justus of Pagosa Springs, CO. The image depicts Lt Col "Dirty Shirt" Scurry leading Confederate troops near Pigeon's Ranch at the Battle of Glorieta, 3/28/1862. To view prints and original art work of Wayne Justus click here.

Charge to Sons of Confederate Veterans:
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindiction of the Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
Lt Gen Stephen D. Lee, CSA, 1906.

Our Confederate Ancestors Sacrificed -- All But Their Honor
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To view an uncluttered background image click here

The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is a hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate veterans. It was formed in 1896 as the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans and serves to preserve the history and legacy of the Confederate soldier. There are ongoing programs at the local, state and national levels in the form of preservation work, marking Confederate soldier's graves, historical re-enactments, scholarly publications, and regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the War Between the States (WBTS). Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces, and can be obtained through direct or collateral family lines which must be documented genealogically.

The goals and purposes of the New Mexico Division (NMSCV) website are to present to the people of New Mexico and the several States educational, historical, and tactics of the Confederate Army of New Mexico 1861-62, commanded by General Sibley, that invaded the . This educational process is accomplished through re-enactments, presenting historical classes to our youth and citizenry, and by conducting cultural and living history events. We intend to provide the ideals of the Confederacy through stories, conversations and lectures from members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, writers, journalists, speakers, teachers and those showing interest in America's southern history -- particularly the Confederate history of the Southwest.

At the 2003-2011 annual NMSCV Division meetings NMSCV Commander Jim Red reaffirmed the Division's first priority is to reinter the 27-29 Confederate soldiers wounded at the Battle of Valverde (2/21/1862) and who shortly thereafter died and were buried at Socorro, NM. To view a list of these soldiers -- click here. To access an Albuquerque Journal article dated 3/31/02 regarding these Confederate soldiers -- click here. There is compelling evidence that a cemetery exists in the location cited in the previous link regarding these Confederate soldiers -- to learn more click here.
The NMSCV Division partnered with the NMSCV's 2nd Brigade to commemorate the Battle of Mesilla on 10-20-2012 -- to view a few images of the event
click here.
The NMSCV Division dedicated a Confederate cemetery in Socorro, NM on Feb 24, 2012. To view a few images of the dedication ceremony click here.

To access a list of Confederate soldiers KIA or mortally wounded at the Battle of Valverde and interred either on the battlefield or along the approximate 30 mile route from the battlefield to Socorro, NM -- click here.
The second priority of the NMSCV Division is to build a database of gravesites of Confederate military veterans buried in New Mexico & west Texas. If you have information of such a gravesite, please complete this form. To view a table of Confederate soldiers killed/died during Baylor's & Sibley's west-TX/NM campaigns -- click here. To view a table of Confederate soldiers buried in New Mexico or west Texas after the end of the WBTS click here.
The third priority of the NMSCV Division is to partner with the Glorieta Battlefield Coalition
to construct an interpretive trail on the Glorieta Battlefield. An important contribution of the NMSCV is the Texas Vista located on the interpretive trail.
To view a table of Confederate soldiers KIA or died of wounds suffered in the Battle of Glorieta (3/28/1862) -- click here.

For membership information contact any of the NMSCV camp commanders listed below -- for those camp commanders without an e-mail address contact Jim Red. To research your ancestor's Confederate military service courtesy of the National Park Service -- click here. If you know you have a Confederate ancestor but you're not certain how he is related to you -- click here to view a pdf webpage that will help you to determine the relationship. Annual membership fee is $35 the first year & $30 per year thereafter. Annual membership fee includes a subscription to the bi-monthly Confederate Veteran.

If you cannot establish yourself as a descendent of a Confederate military veteran -- associate membership is available in any NMSCV camp with an annual fee of $30 that includes a subscription to the bi-monthly Confederate Veteran.

ALL NMSCV members are invited to send Webmaster info regarding your Confederate ancestor and it will be available for all to see -- click here to visit NMSCV ancestors webpage.

New Mexico SCV Division Officers & Camp Contacts

NMSCV Division Commander: Jim Houghton; Albuquerque, NM
NMSCV Division Lieutenant Commander: Vacant
NMSCV Division Webmaster: Ed Whitted; Albuquerque, NM
NMSCV Division Adjutant; Jim Red; Albuquerque, NM
NMSCV Division 1st Brigade Commander: Dave Lavandoski; Albuquerque, NM
NMSCV Division 2nd Brigade Commander: Steven Grizzell
; Las Cruces, NM
Camp 1385 Commander: Jim Red; Albuquerque, NM
Camp 1826 Commander: Gabe Peterman; Las Cruces, NM
Camp 2037 Commander: Mark Stone; Hobbs, NM
Camp 2075 Commander: Jim Houghton; Albuquerque, NM
Camp 3002 Acting Commander: Chris Clements; Alamogordo, NM

Background melody is "I'm a Good Old Rebel"
To access more songs of the WBTS -- click here
To access the Southern Messenger -- click here

Sons of Confederate Veterans
New Mexico Division

Other Links

Texas UDC Division

Texas Civil War Museum

Museum of the Confederacy

Jefferson Davis' Home

SUV Headquarters

SCV Links

Meet the Commander

NMSCV Activities

NMSCV Ancestors

NMSCV Camp 1385

NMSCV Camp 2075

SCV Headquarters

Become a Member

The Jan-Feb 2009 issue of the Confederate Veteran publishes Texas Vista Site Dedication -- to access click Texas Vista.



Lt Col "Dirty Shirt" Scurry -- Confederate commander at Battle of Glorieta leads final assault of Pigeon's Ranch -- 3/28/1862.To view a list of CS soldiers KIA or mortally wounded at the Battle of Glorieta -- click here.

Lt Col Scurry at Glorieta