Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication 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 which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals
which made him glorious and which you also cherish."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25,