Help us honor our Civil War ancestors by showing your support and keeping their memory alive. We are going to have two Fundraisers. One will be the traditional Raffle, find enclosed two booklets that contain six tickets each. Each ticket is a $1.00 donation or six for $5.00, Twelve tickets for $10.00 (two full books). The other raffle will be for “an original design scrap quilt in the Civil War-style, created using reproduction fabric, and blocks typical in the mid-nineteenth century often used in quilts as signs of the Underground Railroad (queen-size)”. For prizes/tickets visit 

The drawing will be held at our 138th Encampment on May 15, 2021.


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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Congratulations to the Dept. of NY SUVCW 2021 Fundraiser Prize Winners!!QUILT - Shawn O’BrienHome Depot $50 gift card - Rose GremseBook- “The Untold Civil War” -David DemmerleyBook – “Civil War Wood Working” -Edgar HoustonDVD – “The Civil War in Color”- David DemmerleyThree-coin set - Frederick Douglas - Brian D. McManusKey Ring – Waterloo - Letter Opener – SUVCW - Raymond BrownMetal – 33 rd National Encampment - - Willis L. PlattChallenge Coin White House Stone - Jim McHaleMetal – 125th Year New York Department - Christopher shandGAR Christmas Ornament - C & K AshmanCoin & Grant Metal Set – numbered – 150th Anniversary Inauguration –Christopher ShandWal-Mart $50 gift card - David BentleyWal-Mart $50 gift card - Millard MurphyAllied Orders of the GAR 2021-Saint Louis Missouri –Roland NeissSet of Civil War Books (7) “Army Life in Virginia” by Ward, “The ChosenPath” by Van Lew, “They Fought Like Demons- Women Soldiers-CivilWar”, by Cook, “When the Yankees Came” by Rouse Jr., “The Civil WarSource Book” by Lawliss, “Echoes from the letters of a Civil WarSurgeon” by Hecht, “The Politically Guide to American History” byWoods Jr. - Thomas G Schafer ... See MoreSee Less
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Annual Illumination And Rememberance Ceremony at the American Civil War Memorial, Waterloo, New York. ... 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