Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Young ladies, please click here for membership information
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is a patriotic and educational organization, similar to the Grand Army of the Republic. It was founded on November 12, 1881 and incorporated by Act of Congress August 20, 1954. The SUVCW is the legal heir to and representative of the Grand Army of the Republic.
You can be a affiliated with the SUVCW as a Hereditary Junior if you are a male between 6 and 14 years of age and:
- you are directly descended from a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service (or directly descended from a brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister of such Soldier, etc.) who was regularly mustered and served honorably in, was honorably discharged from, or died in the service of, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America or in such state regiments called to active service and was subject to the orders of United States general officers, between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865;
- you have never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime; and
- you, or your ancestor through whom membership is claimed, have never voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.
If you'd like to join, you may find more information and a membership application by clicking here.
If you have questions regarding Junior eligibility, please contact the Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief at the following email address:
Other Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic
Membership information requests for any of the four Ladies' Orders should to be sent directly to the email addresses below. At a minimum, please ensure that your request for information includes your name, U.S. mailing address, and email address.
Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic
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