Sons of Union Veterans

of the Civil War


Department of Iowa




Dept. of Iowa

National SUVCW


John Q. Wilds Camp #235

Cedar Rapids




The J.Q.  Wilds Camp No. 235 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each Month, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, In Cedar Rapids, Iowa.




Dave Stephen

John Q. Wilds Camp,

P.O. Box 124

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406


Camp Officers

Camp Commander

James Stephen

Senior Vice Commander

Thomas Flagel

Junior Vice Commander

Kenneth Allers


Dave Stephens


C.R. Stephen

Camp Council

Karl Nichols


Doug Slauson, PCC


Jeff Stephen





The J. Q. Wilds Camp honors Lt. Colonel John Q. Wilds of Mount Vernon, Iowa, who was wounded while leading his command, the 24th Iowa Infantry Regiment, during the battle of Wilson's Creek, Virginia, on October 19th, 1864. He died one month later.


Regarding the preservation of historic Iowa Battleflags:

"It is the sincere interest of the John Q. Wilds camp, and the national organization of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, to see these tangible links to Iowa’s Civil War heritage preserved for future generations. It is important for the people of Iowa to see and to contemplate these flags and to remember the 76,000 Iowans who responded to the calls of President Lincoln and Governor Kirkwood to fill nearly fifty regiments to preserve the Union and to banish, forever, the scourge of human slavery from our continent."

- J. Q. Wilds Camp No. 235




Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty