Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Department of New York

Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp 124
Membership Information

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Do You or Did Your Ancestor Live in:

Rockland, Orange, Ulster,
or Sullivan Counties?

To Receive More Information about Joining
The Colonel Ellis Camp 124
Department of New York
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


James G. Meaney
3 Hamilton Avenue
Highland Mills, NY 10930
(845) 928-2452

Membership in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
is open to all male descendants,
whether through lineal or collateral line
and not less than 14 years of age who:

(1) are a blood relative of a soldier, sailor, marine, or member of the Revenue Cutter Service who was regularly mustered and served honorably in, was honorably discharged from, or died in the service of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America or in such state regiments called to active service and was subject to orders of United States general officers between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865;

(2) have never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime and

(3) have, or whose ancestor through whom membership is claimed has,
never voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.

Males who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership,
but who demonstrate a genuine interest in the Civil War,
who are fourteen years of age or older
and who can subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW may become
Associate Members.

Many Camps may provide for Juniors and Junior Associates provided that it is not prohibited by their respective Departments.
Juniors or Junior Associates shall be males at least six but less than fourteen years of age
who meet the qualifications for membership, or Associate Membership.
They can become members at age fourteen.



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