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.
GAR Monuments Around NYS
Major General Upton
In Memory of The Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County
(Left plaque inscription)
In Memory of Capt. Charles R. Rand
A native Batavian who once lived at No. 4 ...
Civil War Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial
89th St and Riverside
Photograph by Jeffrey Albanese