Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War
Department of Iowa
SUCVW Events in Iowa
Flag Retirement ceremony at Claremont Iowa, Brothers from the Department of Iowa and the local American Legion participated in the ceremony. In another flag retirement ceremony in Des Moines, Brothers participated in a ceremony that was organized by the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Brothers from the Department of Iowa and other participants at the Groat Cemetery Dedication. Local residents restored the over-grown and over-looked pioneer cemetery near Arlington, IA. They also requested our fraternal order dedicate the Groat Pioneer Cemetery that provides the final post of three War of 1812, twelve American Civil War, and two World War II veterans. Six Sons of Union Veteran Camps from Iowa were represented at this dedication and were assisted by the American Legion and reenactors.
Brothers from Dodge Camp #75 with a new replica of an Iowa GAR Flag. The original flag dated back to the early 1900s.
Brothers from Kinsman Camp #23 and other veterans organizations in Atlantic, Iowa, held a ceremony on April 12 commemorating the 140th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. A vacant chair sits next to the monument, signifying the lost warriors of the Civil War.
Brothers from Abernathy Camp 48 and Huntley Camp 114 at the headstone dedication for Capt. William Warner, Company C, 12th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. His Company was known as the “University Recruits” since many of its volunteers were students and teachers from Upper Iowa University (UIU). When Captain Warner was buried in 1863, the president of UIU, William Brush, delivered the funeral sermon. In 2007, the current president of UIU, Dr. Allan Walker, played taps at the dedication.