Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

To SUVCW Homepage

Memorial University


In the year 1900, the National Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War voted to establish Memorial University, a college located in Mason City, Iowa. Its purpose was not only to educate, but also to instill patriotism in its students, and prepare them for an active role in American society. The University was closed in 1910. This web site, Memorial University, is intended to continue this noble cause and to encourage patriotism, good citizenship and provide a basic knowledge of the American Civil War.

In 2008, an education course for Junior and Junior Associates of the Sons of Union Veterans was developed by the SUVCW National Committee on Americanism and Education and made available through this web site.

In 2009, the curriculum of Memorial University was expanded with the development of an Officer Training Course for members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. This course was a vision of Commander-in-Chief David V. Medert and was achieved through the efforts of a Special National Committee on Education and Leadership established by the 127th SUVCW National Encampment.

Course Number 2008 is designed for Junior and Junior Associates

Course Number 2009 is designed for SUVCW members aspiring to become SUVCW officers


Course 2008 - Junior and Junior Associates Training Course

Course 2009 - SUVCW Officer Training Course


Click here to view the Memorial University Graduates !


The Committee:
Brad Schall, Chairman
Gary L. Gibson, PDC
Michael B. Culp, PCC
Steven R. Rossio, PCC
Michael Stone
Dennis LaPoint
Submitted to the 127th National Encampment
Boston, Massachusetts


Return to SUVCW Home Page                Return to SUVCW Web Site Index

Comments to: SUVCW National Webmaster
Last Updated:  (KLF)
© 1995 - 2010, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
A Congressionally-Chartered Corporation