Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War|
I am a member of SUVCW. Our camp is Camp General John Buford, based in Sidney. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ( SUVCW ) is rich in history , as you will read below. It is a very important thing, never to forget our Great Great Grandfathers who fought so valiently to preserve our Country. I thought it very important to list this on the Delaware County website because it goes hand in hand with all of us searching our past, and preserving our family geneologies. We are interested in getting new members to join our Camp. You can contact me if you are interested Rickstrawz@juno.com or read more about this at www.suvcw.org Thanks very much.
--Brother Richard Hotaling Jr., December 30, 2004 - GG Grandson of Lester W Murdock 121st NYV CO. E
( a passage from suvcw.org )
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. The GAR existed until 1956.
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. In later years, men who did not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership, but who demonstrated a genuine interest in the Civil War and could subscribe to the purpose and objectives of the SUVCW, were admitted as Associates. This practice continues today.