of Union Veterans of The Civil War
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What Is The Sons of Union
Veterans of the Civil War?
In 1866 Union veterans
of the Civil War organized into the Grand Army of the Republic
(GAR) and became a social and political force that would control
the destiny of the nation for more than six decades. Membership
in the veterans' organization was restricted to individuals who
had served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service
during the Civil War, thereby limiting the life span of the GAR.
In 1881 the GAR formed
the Sons of Veterans of the United States of America (SV) to carry
on its traditions and memory long after the GAR had ceased to
exist. Membership was open to any man who could prove ancestry
to a member of the GAR or to a veteran eligible for membership
in the GAR.
Many GAR Posts sponsored
Camps of the SV. In 1925 the SV name was changed to Sons of Union
Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), under which its federal charter
was issued in 1954. The SUVCW is legally recognized as the heir
to and representative of the GAR.
Today, the National
Organization of the SUVCW, headed by an annually elected Commander-in-Chief,
oversees the operation of 26 Departments, each consisting of one
or more states, and about 180 community based Camps. More than
6,500 men enjoy the benefits of membership in the only organization
dedicated to the principles of the GAR -- Fraternity, Charity
and Loyalty. It publishes the BANNER quarterly for its members.
The SUVCW is one of
five Allied Orders of the GAR. The other four Orders are: Ladies
of the Grand Army of the Republic, Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary
to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Daughters of
Union Veterans of the Civil War.
A. Logan's Order(Creating Memorial
What We Do:
Preserving the Memory of the Grand
Army of the Republic and our Ancestors who Fought to Preserve
Membership Eligibility: All males
descendants, lineal or collateral, through paternal or maternal
lines, of soldiers, sailors or marines, who were regularly mustered
and served honorably in, or who were honorably discharged from,
the Army or Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion,
1861-1865, and who have never been convicted of any heinous crime,
or who have not, or whose ancestors have not borne arms against
the Government of the United States. Associate memberships are
available for those supporters who are not a lineal descendant
but follow the same requirements as a regular member.
2019-2020 Encampment and Department Fact
The Department of Colorado/Wyoming now covers
the states of Colorado, Montana, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. In operation
since 06 March 1929, the Department contains six camps as shown
below. The Department is working on creating 7 new Camps, 1 each
in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and 2 more in Colorado and Utah. The
Department Commander is David Haake PCC elected at the Department
Encampment on 08 June 2019. The Department of CO/WY will hold
its next Annual eEcampment on June 06, 2020 at 11:00 AM (1100
hours) until 14:00 PM (1400 hours) at the Grand Masonic Temple,
tentatively in Salt Lake City, Utah. See you June 6, 2020. Camp
Commander Joseph Bouley of Captain Lot Smith Camp # 1 wishes everyone
a safe journey Fraternally, David Haake, Department Commander.
Adopted and signed by Department Officers
on 8 Oct 2019 at Department Encampment, Pending National Approval
Veterans' Burial Benefits
The American Flag
The American Creed
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