Membership in the Military Order of the Stars & Bars is limited to lineal or collateral male descendants of the Confederate Officer Corps, and male descendants of the elected and appointed government officials of the Confederacy. All members must be at least twelve years old. Ancestral documentation must accompany all applications for membership.
The first time application fee is $65. This amount includes the first twelve months of national dues ($50), as well as the Louisiana Society dues ($10), and the Louisiana Society application fee ($5). Once accepted, the normal annual dues which begin the following year, are $45 per year. The annual dues includes the General Society dues ($35), and the Louisiana Society dues ($10). Annual renewals are due at the end of each calendar year for the following year.
In Louisiana, a new applicant must begin by being proposed by 2 members in good standing of the Louisiana Society. All proposals are referred to a membership committee of 3 which must approve the proposal unanimously.
National life memberships are also available. The life membership fee is determined on an age graduation scale which is found on the application form.
For additional information, contact a member of this chapter.
Membership includes a membership card, a lapel pin, and a color certificate of membership suitable for framing.
Important Note: A complete set of the application and supporting documentation must be included for the application to be processed. Only one complete application is to be submitted. Applicants wishing to join a specific chapter must have an MOS&B Sponsor. Except for those joining the National At-Large Chapter, the following signatures are required before the application can be processed by International Headquarters: Sponsor, Chapter, State Society, and State Society Genealogist.
Failure to obtain all of the required documentation can cause a delay in the approval of the application.