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,
Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.