Who we are…

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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Civil War Veterans and Boy Scouts at the 1938 Gettysburg Reunion. Original unpublished photo from The Gettysburg Museum of History archives.
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Dark tents, white tents, boxes, barrels, brush, musket stacks, clothes drying, the better part of five infantry companies, and a mud-spattered forge right up front! Despite what on its face is a rather odd composition, I find this one of the most beautiful shots of the Civil War. Cumberland Landing, Va., Alexander Gardner's Sketchbook, May 1862 ... 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

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