Charles E. Kuhn Jr.


Charles E. Kuhn Jr. was born and raised in Gettysburg PA. He is a 1975 graduate of Gettysburg High School. He is very active in the local community. He is an Eagle Scout and received the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow in his youth.

He joined the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Gettysburg Camp #112 more than 15 years ago and served in every office of the Camp. He became active in the Pennsylvania Department, SUVCW and served in every office of that organization with his service as Department Commander from 2001 – 2003. During this time he was elected to the National Council of Administration and in 2005 was elected to the office of Jr. Vice Commander in Chief and last year was elected to the office of Sr. Vice Commander in Chief of the National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. In 2002 the National Organization SUVCW honored him with the Cornelius F. Whitehouse Award as the most outstanding Brother in the Nation. In 2003 he received a Meritorious Service Award from the National Organization SUVCW as well. He is active in the Sons of Veterans Reserve, the uniformed branch of the SUVCW, where he serves on the General Staff as Provost Marshal. He is co-chairman of the Remembrance Day Committee for the SUVCW.

He has served from 1998 to present on the Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission with the last 6 years as Chairman. He is also active in his Church where he served for 13 years as Treasurer and 8 years as Parish Treasurer. He currently is the President of the Church Council. Mr. Kuhn is also on the board of Directors for the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, and a member of Good Samaritan Lodge #336, Free and Accepted Masons.

I am descended from Zachariah Oyler.  He was drafted in 1863 after Gettysburg when Lincoln called for 75,000 more troops.   He served in the 91st Pa. Vol. Inf.  He did not see much action but he received a medical discharge.

Mr. Kuhn is currently employed by County Line Quarry as a NECEPT Certified Concrete and Aggregates Technician. He resides in East Berlin with his wife of 28 years, Joanne.


August 2007