Welcome to the official website for the Colorado Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, a Southern heritage organization devoted to preserving the memory and deeds of our Southern fathers who fought in the War for Southern Independence.

***Special Notice:  On or about June 16, 2019, the Confederate memorial at Riverside Cemetery in Denver suffered extensive damage at the hands of unscrupulous vandals.  We ask for your help as we endeavor to restore this historic memorial.  For more details on the damage and on how you can help support our restoration project, please click HERE.

  • Check out the new SCV website, Make Dixie Great Again -        Support for the Southern Victory Campaign
  • Click HERE to read about how you can help with Confederate monument protection (courtesy of our friends in the Georgia Division, SCV)

Click HERE for a listing of our upcoming events!

Click HERE to read our Division newsletter, The Territorial Dispatch!

About the Colorado Division

The Colorado Division of the SCV is the State Headquarters for the Sons of Confederate Veterans and all camps within the state report to the Colorado Division’s Headquarters Command. It was granted Provisional Division status in June 8, 1998 and full Divisional status on September 22, 2000.

There are currently seven SCV Camps in the State of Colorado. Active camps include President Jefferson Davis Camp 175 in Colorado Springs, General Sterling Price Camp 676 in Denver, Joseph Oliver Russell Camp 1492 in Grand Junction, Colonel Abram Fulkerson Camp 2104 in Greeley, William T. Bridwell Camp 2020 in Canon City, and Gov. Charles S. Thomas Camp 2126 and Private George Dudley Lee’s Escort 39th VA Cav Bn. Camp 2224 in Grand Junction.

Confederate History in Colorado

Many Confederate soldiers formed into militia groups during the War for Southern Independence in Colorado. They include: Fairplay Unit, Leadville Unit, Denver Unit, and Maces Hole. Col John Heffiner was the highest ranking Confederate to operate in the state. He and his officers were forming a regiment at Maces Hole in 1862, until broken up by Federals from Ft. Garland. The Reynolds Gang operated in South Park in 1864. Col. In 1939, the 49th National Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) was held in Trinidad, Colorado with over 5,000 veterans attending. Also represented were the SCV, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and the Military order of the Stars and Bars (MOSB).

SCV History in Colorado
Jefferson Davis Camp Number 175 was organized on May 22nd, 1900 in Colorado Springs and chartered on May 31st, 1900 by the United Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was the first camp formed within the Colorado Division of the Department of the Trans-Mississippi and had 21 members. Joseph D. Showalter was elected as Camp Commander, Daniel P. Ottenheimer as Adjutant, and L.M. Duncan as Chaplain.

The camp’s organizing official was Walter R. Kivett and its official sponsor was Mrs. Margaret Howell Jefferson Davis Hayes, a Colorado Springs resident and the daughter of former Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. Mr. Kivett later served as Camp Commander. The camp grew quickly and had 110 members by 1904.

SCV Projects and Activities

• Confederate Veteran grave identification and headstone restoration
• Establishment of Confederate Monuments
• Participate in re-enactments, parades, and provide civic support to community
• Classroom education

Confederate Graves
We have identified over 500 Confederate Veterans, from Privates to Colonels that are buried throughout Colorado. Many Confederate Veterans returned to Colorado or came West after the War for Southern Independence and contributed in many positive ways to our Colorado communities. Additionally, the Division has ordered and set 23 VA headstones for Confederate Veterans whose graves were previously unmarked.

"Until we meet again, let us remember our obligations to our forefathers, who gave us the undeniable birthright of our Southern Heritage and the vision, desire, and courage to see it perpetuated."

     Sons of Confederate Veterans