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This page provides forms, documents, and information relating to the internal governance of the SUVCW, including operational information, organizational information, and various forms required by camps and departments of the SUVCW. The National Organization of the SUVCW is headed by an annually elected Commander-in-Chief. The Commander-in-Chief, Senior Vice-Commander, Junior Vice-Commander, Secretary, and Treasurer are all […] Read more

Grand Army of the Republic History

In early 1866 the United States of America — now securely one nation again — was waking to the reality of recovery from war, and this had been a much different war. In previous conflicts the care of the veteran warrior was the province of the family or the community. Soldiers then were friends, relatives […] Read more

A.P. Davis

Augustus Plummer Davis Father and Founder of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War by Richard D. Orr, Past Commander-in-Chief Augustus Plummer Davis, son of Anthony and Mary Davis, was born into a family of distinguished American patriots on May 10, 1835 in the little town of Gardiner, Maine. The Davis family came […] Read more

William Howard Russell

Commander-in-Chief 1895-1896 William Howard Russell was born at Livermore, Pennsylvania on November 24, 1867, the son of James Alexander and Elizabeth Servilla Beham Russell. His father had been born at the family farm on the banks of the Conemaugh River near Livermore on October 9, 1829. James served in Company A of the 54th Pennsylvania […] Read more

Commander in Chief’s message November, 2017

Commander-in-Chief’s message to the membership #3/2017-18 Brothers, I apologize for not communicating with you in October.  I began to put together a message several times but set them aside to deal with the business of the Order or travel for an event. Let me begin by talking about this coming weekends Remembrance Day events.  Remembrance […] Read more

Deed of Conveyance

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Deed of Conveyance of Property GAR to the SUVCW DOWNLOAD DEED OF CONVEYANCE ForewordThe Deed of Conveyance conveyed the records and property to the Commandery-in-Chief — the National Organization. Therefore, no Camp or Department has any claim to any of the records and property without the express […] Read more