Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Civil War-era veteran laid to rest again

Civil War-era veteran Edwin Ware was laid to rest Monday morning in a long-overdue ceremony at Miramar National Cemetery, made possible by his family’s years-long struggle to find his remains and give him a proper burial. Two of Ware’s grandchildren — ages 90 and 91 — were there, along with other relatives, moved by Ware’s story of service and his hasty burial in 1924 in an unkempt grave that, until recently, was lost to history.

In attendance were to members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, dressed in Union Army garb of the era. One of them, Tom Helmantoler, said a prayer concluding with: “May the soul and body of Private Ware rest in peace once and for all for all time.” Click here to read the full story.

National Encampment at Marietta (Aug 14-17, 2014)


In August 2014 the National Encampment comes to Georgia! Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Siege of Atlanta, the 2014 National Encampment site will be in Marietta, a suburb of Atlanta and the site of Marietta National Cemetery and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. This will be the first time a National Encampment will be held in Georgia.

There is a separate website dedicated to the National Encampment. Click here to visit the National Encampment website. Click here for a pre-registration form. Click here for a registration form for the 2014 Sons of Veteran Reserve Encampment Breakfast.