The Banner


The Banner is the official quarterly journal of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Each issue includes the Commander-in-Chief’s General Orders, national meeting summaries and news about patriotic, historical, and educational activities at the National, Department (state), and local camp levels. Click here for the national policy on The Banner.

Past Issues are now located on the Banner Editions Page


Subscriptions & Management

If you are a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, you are already a Banner subscriber. If you are not a member or wish additional subscriptions, a subscription may be purchased for $12 per year (four issues). Please send check or money order, payable to "SUVCW" to:

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Suite 240 (Nat. Civil War Museum)
Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411

Please use this subscription form (pdf) and include the complete name and address of the person receiving the subscription. Once the check has cleared, the name and address will be added to the Banner's mailing list. David W. Demmy, Sr., SUVCW's Executive Director, who can be contacted here, for subscription information and address changes.

A number of personnel help operate and maintain the Banner. For advertising services contact Dave Milawski, Color Ink, W250 N6681 Hwy 164, Sussex, WI, 53089 telephone 262-246-5000, email .  The Banner's Editor is PCinC Jim Pahl whose email is Send all contracts, insertion orders, general instructions, reproduction materials, and copy instructions to the Editor. Send payments for advertisements to Color Ink.


The Banner has a paid circulation of approximately 7,000 active members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. As a quarterly publication, a large portion of its Editorial content is designed to report the activities of the Order at the national, state, and local levels. Member-written feature articles are based on patriotic, historical and educational themes. Editorial matter also includes official communications, auxiliary news and prominent Civil War military ceremonies.

Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all advertising content and assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom made against the publisher. All advertising is subject to the publisher's approval. The publisher may reject any advertising that does not conform to publisher's standards. The word "Advertisement" will be placed within advertising copy which, in the publisher's opinion, resembles editorial matter.

Payment should be made to Color Ink, at the address indicated above. Contracts may be cancelled by a 60-day advance written notice and payment of account in full, including the difference between the contracted frequency rate and the short time rate on space actually used. Rates are subject to revision upon advance written notice. Contracted advertisers will be protected at their contracted rate for 60 days after the date of notification of rate change.

General Advertising Rates

SizeWidth x Depth1x Black & White4x Black & White
1/8 page3.5" x 2"$125$240 ($60 each)
1/4 Page3.5" x 4"$150$380 ($95 each)
1/2 Page (V)7" x 4"$275$600 ($150 each)
1/2 Page (H)3.5" x 8"$275$600 ($150 each)
Full Page7" x 8"$400$1400 ($350 each)

Full color advertisements are also available on the inside front cover, the inside rear cover, and page 6. The mechanical trim size for these is equal to 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The bleed size equates to a full bleed on all edges except the bottom, which requires a 1/4-inch open space.

Placement1x color4x color
Inside Front Cover$1000$2000 ($500 each)
Inside Rear Cover$1000$2000 ($500 each)

Rates for Page 6

SizeWidth and Depth1x Color4x Color
1/8 page3.5" x 2"$150$300 ($75 each)
1/4 page3.5" x 4"$175$400 ($100 each)
1/2 page (V)7" x 4"$300$850 ($212.50 each)
1/2 page (H)3.5" x 8"$300$850 ($212.50 each)
Full Page7" x 8"$400$1400 ($350 each)

Advertisements exceeding specified dimensions will incur extra charges for additional space at the inch rate, except bleeds. The screen is 150 and the binding is saddle stitched.

Printed by Offset: Right reading film negatives (emulsion side down, the base side up, right reading) preferred. Prints, mechanicals, and positives are acceptable, but there is an additional charge for conversion.

Camp & Department Advertising

Camp and Department ads appear in the Banner on a space-available basis. The volume of Camp and Department merchandise and ads may make it necessary for the Banner editor to regularly rotate ads to provide equal exposure. Therefore, it may be likely that each ad will appear in the Banner only once a year.

There is no cost to advertise Camp and Department merchandise in the Banner. However, all items which carry the emblems of the SUVCW must be licensed by the National Organization. Such merchandise not licensed by the National Order will not be advertised in the Banner. Submit your request for a license to the National Secretary. High resolution ads may be submitted electronically or in hard copy via U.S. mail to the Banner editor. No ad copy or illustrations will be returned.