Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Perley E. Mellor, Commander-in-Chief
16 Norma Drive
Nashua , NH 03062-1340
General Order #4
18 September 2012
At the 131st National Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans meeting in Los Angeles 9-11 August, 2012, at which quorum was present throughout, and the required majority of such delegates voted in favor to amend the preamble to the National Constitution of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War as follows:
From: We, the descendants of soldiers, sailors, or marines who served in the Army or Navy of the United States of America during the War of the Rebellion of 1861 to 1865.
To: We, the descendants of soldiers, sailors, or marines who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of American during the War of the Rebellion of 1861 to 1865.
This change is needed to recognize all the members of the United States Armed Forces that served in the American Civil War 1861-1865, as the membership requirements of the GAR and our organization, per Article III of the C&R, as the Marine Corps and Revenue Cutter Service were different branches of the Armed Forces.
Ordered this 18th Day of September, 2012.
Perley E. Mellor.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War