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Negrophobia and the origin of the name of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

Negrophobia and the Origin of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Name

There is the United Daughters of the Confederacy and there was the United Confederate Veterans, and at one time there was the United Sons of Confederate Veterans (USCV). USCV is also the initials of the United States Colored Volunteers. From the book, "Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South," by Gaines M. Foster, Oxford Univ. Press, 1987, paperback, pp. 108, Gaines writes, "Horrified that people might confuse the abbreviation on their badge, USCV, with United States Colored Volunteers, in 1908 the Sons dropped United from their name."