Email database leak reveals members of Confederate veterans’ sons

  • An email database for Sons of Confederate Veterans contained 71 military email addresses and 46 government addresses, The Nation reported.
  • The SCV has membership overlap with other white supremacist groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Several members of the SCV were prosecuted for their participation in the violent Unite the Right rally.

An email database for the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) revealed dozens of military, government and academic staff among its 32,000 active members, reported The Nation.

The database, which was leaked by an Atlanta anti-fascist group to The Nation, contained the email addresses of people who had signed up to receive news from the SCV. It included 71 military, 46 government and 204 school email addresses, according to The Nation.

With more than 1,000 “camps” across the country, members of the SCV espouse the same ideals that motivated their Confederate ancestors to fight in the Civil War, according to the group’s website, in an effort to preserve their history and culture. inheritance so that future generations can understand the motives which “animated the cause of the South”.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, several state and national leaders of the SCV are affiliated with other hate groups, such as the Conservative Citizens Council, the Southern League, and Free Mississippi. Several members attended the Unite the Right rally, a 2017 white nationalist rally that left three dead: Heather Heyer, H. Jay Cullen and Berke MM Bates.

Self-proclaimed neo-Nazi Matthew Heimbach, white supremacist Michael Hill and neo-Confederate Michael Ralph Tubbs, all members of the SCV, have been named in a civil suit brought by students, clergy and protesters who received million dollars in damages for physical injuries at the Unite the Right rally, The Nation reported.

Among the other accused named in the lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, featured neo-Nazi Richard Spencer and James Alex Fields, an avowed white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters during the rally, killing Heyer and injuring dozens.

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