Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War



The purpose of the National Committee on Civil War Memorials is to provide guidance to Departments and Camps regarding the locating, physical examination of, and recording of all memorials dedicated to Union Civil War soldiers and sailors (outside the care of the National Military Parks, and the U. S. Departments of Defense, or Veterans' Affairs). This includes all sizes of monuments (with or without sculpture), those with Civil War era cannon and inert ammunition, memorial fountains, memorial buildings, memorial windows (stained glass), historical markers, and even small plaques.


The National Civil War Memorials Committee should include the responsibilities listed below.
  1. Acting as a liaison with his own Department, and a mutually agreed upon group of other Departments (in his geographic region of the United States of America) each committee member shall promote the collection, organization, and maintenance of a national listing (including a computer database) of Civil War Memorials (as described above). The committee chairman may call upon his fellow committee members to help make this information available upon request.

  2. Encourage Departments and Camps to establish and appoint a Civil War Memorials Officer, at each level, to oversee department-wide and "local" memorial assessment and preservation activities.

  3. Provide guidance to Department and Camp level efforts to locate, assess, and record the physical condition of Civil War Memorials.

  4. Provide guidance to Departments and Camps regarding the observation of care and upkeep for Civil War Memorials - and to bring any shortcomings to the attention of the property owners and community government where the memorial is located.

  5. Perform all other related responsibilities assigned by the National Encampment or the Commander-in-Chief.

  6. Assure ready access to electronic mail for the transaction of the Order's business.

  7. Activities of the committee shall be submitted in an annual written report to the Commander-in-Chief and the National Encampment.

Last Updated 1999

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