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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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This week's #WomanWednesday features Salome "Sallie" Myers, a 21 year old teacher and Gettysburg resident. On the arrival of Union troops, Sallie wrote in her diary, "How they dashed by! Their horses' feet seemed shod with lightning . . . The eyes of the soldiers blazed, they smiled and some joined in the song. It was the last song many of those brave men ever heard, and the bite we gave was the last many ever ate." The two armies would clash the next morning on July 1, 1863. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the conserved flags at the New York State Military Museum: The 61st New York Volunteers mustered into service September-October 1861 for three years. When their three year term expired, those entitled were discharged and the regiment continued in service as “Veteran Volunteers,” as indicated by the “N.Y.S.V.V.” along the top of this blue silk Regimental Color . The flag features the Arms of the State of New York painted on one side and the Arms of the City of New York painted on the other.(2011.0074) ... See MoreSee Less

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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
1839-1908

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