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The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of veteran heroes who fought and worked to save the Union in the American Civil War. Organized Nationally in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1954, SUVCW is the legal heir and successor to the Grand Army of the Republic.

The New York Department SUVCW is headed by an annually elected Commander, over 14 community based camps throughout the state of New York. More than 500 men enjoy  membership in the only male organization dedicated to the principles of the GAR — Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty. It publishes “The VOLUNTEER” issued thrice a year. The SUVCW state meetings aka encampments are held with the allied orders throughout the state of New York.

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The battle for Culp's Hill on July 3, 1863 lasted from approximately 4:00 am to 11:00 am, making it the longest sustained combat of the Battle of Gettysburg. Thousands of soldiers struggled desperately for possession of this key terrain feature throughout the morning, leaving behind a plethora of stories and narratives.

If you'd like to learn more about the fight for Culp's Hill, you can join CWI Director Dr. Peter Carmichael, Gettysburg NMP Ranger Chris Gwinn, and Dr. James Broomall of Shepherd University for a free walking tour at 9:30 am on Saturday, April 13! The program will meet at Spangler's Spring and last approximately three hours. Afterwards, another interactive program on Voices of Gettysburg will take place at the Gettysburg Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue with Carmichael, Gwinn, Broomall, and "The Tattooed Historian," John Heckman.

We hope you can join us for this exciting day of learning on the Gettysburg battlefield!
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Garry Adelman's Civil War Page
It was a great honor to work with Wayne Motts at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg a few years ago to take a bloodstained book back to the place where it had been bloodstained at Gettysburg. Looking foreard to speaking there this Saturday at 1pm where I'll endeavor to do the Whole Civil War in 45 minutes! www.battlefields.org/events/whole-civil-war-45-minutes
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GAR Monuments Around NYS

Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County, Batavia, NY

Major General Upton

In Memory of The Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County

(Left plaque inscription)

Battles ...

Capt. Charles R. Rand Memorial, Batavia NY

In Memory of Capt. Charles R. Rand

A native Batavian who once lived at No. 4 ...

Civil War Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial, Manhattan NY

Civil War Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial
89th St and Riverside


Photograph by Jeffrey Albanese

General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan NY

General Grant National Memorial
Riverside Dr at 122nd St
Manhattan, NY

Photograph by Jeffrey Albanese